Paul Giuliano

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Part-Time Lecturer of Astronautical Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Aerospace Engineer, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Master's Degree, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor's Degree, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southern California


Professor Paul Giuliano is a Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, focusing on integration and test of advanced systems and instrument concepts for special applications. He holds an Adjunct Faculty position within the Department of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, teaching undergraduate programs in Astronautics and Space Technology.

In his spare time, Professor Giuliano volunteers in the community by teaching elementary, middle, and high school level classes in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as consults for the film industry on matters of science and space technology. Prior to joining NASA-JPL, Professor Giuliano was a Lead Systems Engineer within the Advanced Missions and Programs group of the Boeing Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, CA, working new business, technology development, strategy, and special projects for space technology.

He received his Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering and Plasma Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, specializing in the high-performance computation of plasma physics transport phenomena using statistical methods as applied to advanced in-space propulsion systems. Prior to that, he received a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California where he led teams in rocket propulsion and experimental plasma physics and held temporary research positions at Princeton University and Caltech/NASA-JPL.

  • Astronautical Engineering

  • RRB 201
  • Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building
  • 854 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1192

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