Senior R&D Engineer




Michael Szymczak is a Senior R&D Engineer at the Jacobs Institute.

Prior to his role at JI, Michael spent five years at Moog as Product Engineer for satellite propulsion subsystems, supporting the building of Xeon Regulators and Service Valves for satellites. Previously, he was also an engineer at NeuroproteXeon, a medical start-up investigating xeon gas as a neuroprotectant, at AVOX systems designing Oxygen masks and systems for various aircraft, and as civilian engineer for the US Navy at NSWC Indian Head, producing energetic components for ejection seats.

Michael was born in North Dakota while his father was in the US Air Force and has lived throughout the mid-west before returning to New York where his family is originally from. He received his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University at Buffalo.

Michael currently lives in Batavia, NY with his wife Andrea and their pet bird, Hedwig. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, playing video games and watching sports.