Living The Dream – Kim Pastega

Kim Pastega

Kim Pastega
August, 2015
Seattle, Washington

Kim Pastega (BS ’91) is vice president 787 production system operations where she is responsible for the day to day oversight of the 787 Dreamliner final assembly operation, which includes providing the strategic direction and operational productivity and efficiency of the production system.  She has been part of Boeing’s 787 journey from the Dreamliner’s entry into service to becoming the world’s highest producing twin aisle commercial jetliner.  “No matter how many times you see it, or how much you know about the physics of flight, watching an airplane you had a hand to help design or build take off for the first time is like watching magic.  There’s always just a bit of mystery about how a several hundred thousand pound machine made up of almost 3 million parts can take to the air like a bird and travel the world over.”

Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas

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