James Soeder

Senior Technologist for Power
NASA Glenn Research Center


James F. Soeder is the Senior Technical Fellow for power with 45 years of NASA service at the John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently serves as Chief Technologist for the area of intelligent modular power systems and is a Subject Matter Expert for power supporting NASA Gateway Program. Previously he served as co-chair for Constellation’s Power Systems Integration Group (SIG) supporting NASA’s effort to return to the Moon. Prior to that assignment, he was Chief of the Power Systems Development Branch responsible for directing advanced power management and distribution technology development in the areas of advanced components, power systems simulation, power control systems and flywheel technology for aerospace systems. For the International Space Station program, Mr. Soeder was instrumental in the development of the end-to-end power system verification strategy; development of on-orbit assembly hardware; as well as the design and build-up of advanced technology hardware to support programmatic risk reduction. Prior to ISS, Mr. Soeder was also involved in the development of technology to enable the digital control for jet engines. Mr. Soeder earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Systems and Control Engineering both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Soeder has completed additional graduate work at the University of Toledo and attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a member of Theta Tau, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, and has received numerous awards for his work including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal


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