Dr. Randy Villahermosa is the general manager of Innovation at The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for leading innovation programs, culture transformation initiatives, and the corporation’s research and development portfolio. Villahermosa’s responsibilities span a broad range of science, technology, and innovation areas related to space systems, remote sensing, data analytics, and autonomous systems
Prior to his current role, Villahermosa supported the development of multiple satellite systems for a wide variety of mission areas including missile defense sensors for the Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency, advanced technology satellites for the intelligence community, and space situational awareness satellite systems for the Air Force. He is also an expert in space materials and contamination control, and holds multiple patents in related technologies.
Villahermosa received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College, and Ph.D. in physical inorganic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.