Fred Morrell

Fred is a Technology Leader at the Technology Commercialization Center Inc.  He worked under TeCC’s contract with NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Center concentrating on the state of Pennsylvania. Fred conducted technical assessments of new technology disclosures and recommended to NASA whether a viable commercial market exists for a technology and if a patent should be pursued. He generated summaries of all Langley Research Center (LaRC) technologies for dissemination to commercial companies interested in NASA technology. He also conducted reviews of LaRC SBIR proposals and helped to develop subtopic solicitation write-ups.

In January 2001. Fred retired from NASA Langley Research Center as leader of the Small Business Partnership Team. He became the LaRC SBIR/STTR Program Manager and Leader of the Small Business Partnership Team. As SBIR/STTR manager he was responsible for Topic/Subtopic Development and Ranking and programs ensuring Center Program Critical Technology needs were met. He established commercialization potential review procedures for LaRC using external consultants and developed an Agency SBIR Contractor Assistance Program. Fred also was Assistant Branch Head for the Aircraft Guidance and Controls branch where he was the LaRC NASP Flight Systems Manager, Agency Flight Systems Manager for the Generic Hypersonic Program, and Agency Guidance and Control systems Manager for the High Speed Research Program. He also conceived and conducted flight test demonstrations of several innovative inertial navigation technologies.

Fred holds a BSEE with honors from the University of Connecticut, an MSEE from the University of Virginia, and 30 hours post MS graduate courses at George Washington University. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies. Fred authored /co-authored more than 30 Technical Papers.