Dr. Gerald Russell
Senior Technologist in Hypersonics
Dr. Russell is i3’s Senior Technologist in Hypersonics developing next generation missile system solutions for the Warfighter. He joined i3 in 2013 and since then has contributed to the creation of the Hypersonic Development and System Integration (HDSI) Business Unit which has grown to over 100 team members. Dr. Russell supports customers across DoD and industry.
Dr. Russell was previously employed as a civilian at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal retiring after 27 years of service. He functioned as the Team Lead in Hypersonics and Aerothermodynamics developing and maturing advanced technologies such as thermal protection systems, seeker windows, propulsion technologies, and ground test facilities to support missile systems and flight test demonstrations.
Dr. Russell has a PhD and Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.
He and his wife Pamela have been residents of the Huntsville area since 1987, have three children, and one granddaughter.