Lesia Protsailo
Lesia Protsailo
Senior Director, Defense Programs
Raytheon Technologies Research Center
Elected to the Academy in 2023


I. Franko Lviv State University (Ukraine), 1996 BS/MS, Chemistry; University of California, Davis, 2002, PhD, Electrochemistry/Analytical Chemistry

Professional Area

Strategy development for next generation technologies in aerospace and defense; Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for improved component performance in aerospace applications; Nanotechnology for clean energy solutions with a focus on ultra-high performance and durability of electroactive materials such as fuel cell catalysts, supports, electrodes and membranes


For leadership and contributions to strategic direction for a research portfolio of nascent technologies for the next generation of products across Raytheon Technologies that covers advanced materials and manufacturing, hypersonics, artificial intelligence, power, photonics and other areas of defense applications.