Peter C. Chen, Ph.D.VP, Product Development


Dr. Peter Chen is responsible for the business, engineering, and marketing aspects of transitioning IAI’s advanced research prototypes to products serving the Defense and Commercial markets. He leads a multi-disciplinary team in the execution of product designs, establishing manufacturing partnerships, growing product sales, and providing applications engineering support . Dr. Chen works closely with IAI Corporate Leadership in the strategic planning and investments towards new products and services offerings of the company. Prior to IAI, Dr. Chen founded and led a spin-off business unit focused on optical fiber sensing systems, and later served as Vice President of a global satellite-based search and rescue product provider. Both entities were acquired in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Dr. Chen holds ten United States utility patents related to optical technologies, advanced flight control systems, shock and motion control devices, and structural health monitoring systems.

Dr. Chen earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he focused on intelligent materials systems for rotorcraft vibration and noise reduction. He joined IAI in 2012 as the Senior Director of Advanced Technologies, responsible for developing programs in fundamental aeronautics R&D and commercializing IAI’s ARGUS, RFnest, and other product offerings.


B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park