Humna Khan has been working in the Aerospace & Defense industry for almost two decades, serving in the space sector for payload development, rocket engineering and launch activities, with a focus in the area of failure analysis. Her previous role was in the U.S. Civilian Air Force Services leading the qualification of flight-critical hardware for rockets delivering national reconnaissance missions, guiding the DOD and DCMA for every launch in the United States. Prior to these roles, Humna was the program manager for the NASA Process Control Program, overseeing the supply base from the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. She also served as the youngest associate professor at the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Tech at Cal State University, Los Angeles.
Humna holds five degrees in engineering and business disciplines and is currently a PhD candidate for Aerospace Sciences. She holds graduate certificates in Strategic Business Development and is a Six Sigma Black Belt for Lean Production Operations. On her free time, she is on the NASA CubeQuest Team, developing a minisat capable of achieving lunar orbit that will break away for deep space operation.
Currently Humna is the CEO/Founder of ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory — working closely with leaders in the industry to determine the characteristic of 3D-printed metal alloys and composites, advancing design and manufacturing processes. She is also the COO of MIMO Technik — an additive manufacturing company that builds production flight hardware for OEMs in the Aerospace & Defense industry and new space companies.