Andy Walsh

Andy Walsh

Senior Systems Engineering Manager
Raytheon

Dr. Andy Walsh is a Senior Systems Engineering Manager at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems based out of Tewksbury, MA.  He leads the Supplier Innovation Center seeking innovative new technologies and companies to help fill technical gaps in Raytheon’s roadmaps.  He also serves as Technical Staff Lead within the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems Department, staffing lead Systems Engineers and Chief Engineers on Raytheon’s various Patriot programs.  He has held numerous prior roles at Raytheon including Program Manager on Cobra Judy Replacement Adjunct Capabilities Demonstration and Lead on Raytheon's Power Enterprise Campaign.  He also served as a Section Manager within the Surveillance Radar Systems Department.  Prior to joining Raytheon, Dr. Walsh managed several DARPA programs at a small business developing high efficiency, high power laser diodes for pumping fiber lasers and high power lasers for airborne countermeasures in the mid-infrared.  Dr. Walsh also worked at a small clean energy startup developing a new technology for recovering waste heat using near-field thermophotovoltaics.  Dr. Walsh holds a PhD in physics from Boston University where he studied light-matter interactions in individual carbon nanotubes.  He is also a former Naval Officer and helicopter pilot.