Professor of the Practice, Engineering Systems
Prior to joining MIT, Prof. Magee held a number of positions at Ford Motor Company from 1966 to 2001 including Senior Research Scientist and then Manager, Materials Science Department; Director, Vehicle Systems Engineering; Executive Director, Programs and Advanced Engineering, with global responsibility for all major technically deep areas involved in Ford’s Product Development Organization.
He has made important contributions to the understanding of the transformation, structure and strength of ferrous materials; to lightweight materials development and implementation; pioneered experimental work on high-rate structural collapse aimed at vehicle crashworthiness; and adapted systems engineering to the modern automotive design process.
Recent Areas of Work:
- Product development
- Automotive design
- Value engineering
- Network analysis
- Standards and protocols
- Technological progress dynamics