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Johnson, Dr. Michael E

Dr. Michael E Johnson

Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor

Boeing Defense and Space / NASA

Dr. Johnson has held multiple position in computer security and communications with both state and federal government. He joined Boeing in the commercial aviation division back in 2013 and worked on the 787 program along with several automated manufacturing systems. He was recruited to the space division in 2019 to assist with the day-to-day operations on the ISS and the program support.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computer Science
  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Systems)
  • Cellular (internal) Communications
  • Aviation and Space Science and Aerospace History



  • Doctor of Philosophy Aviation, Capital Technology University (2020)
  • Masters of Aeronautical Science (Dual), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Charleston Southern University (2002)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Complex Systems and Development (2018)

Professional Achievements

  • Henry Ford Technology Award 1991
  • Developer of EMaaS (cellular) Systems – used to isolate machine tool systems
  • Developed RFID systems in teaching at Sheffield University (UK) for apprenticeship program
  • Deployment of digital twining systems for manufacturing floor operations (NASA MAF)
  • 3D Printing systems for ISS
  • Automated system scanning for computer systems on Boeing comm
  • Working on Orbital Reef Program with Blue Origin

Certifications & Licenses

  • FAA Accident Investigation
  • Private Pilot
  • CompTIA Security +
  • LINUX Redhat

Honors & Awards 

  • Honeywell Bronze Achievement (New Project Methods and Avenues)
  • Boeing Recognition Aware for PTA/KITS project for 1.5 million in business value
  • INTEL Corporation and DELL Computers – 1st ever in the United States (deployment and testing)
  • EMaaS for Machine Communication

Research & Publications

Refereed Publications

  • McAndrew I, Vishnevskaya E, Johnson M (2019) AI in the Aviation Manufacturing Process for Complex Assemblies & Components
  • Johnson M (2020) Smart Technology: Tools to Bridge the Skill-Gap and bring in new workers
  • Johnson M (2020) RFID and the Supply Chain of Today

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Member (Associate) Royal Aeronautical Society 2015 – Current
  • Member Board of Visitors Charleston Southern University
  • Member Industry Advisory Board Charleston Southern University
  • Member Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
  • Aerospace Technology Communications and Energy Systems (ACTCES)
  • International Symposium on Intelligent Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence (SIUSAI)(Review Board Member) 2018-Current
  • Member National Spectrum Consortium 2019-Current
  • Member of Steering Committee ICMMM International Conference on Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing (2020- Current)