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Donald Muehlbach

Phone: (858) 922-1491
Other Experience
  • 2003 - 2009 Technology Academic Director, UCSD
  • 1984 - 2003 Senior System Engineer, SAIC
  • 1982 - 2011 Captain/O6, U.S. Navy, Reserve Component
  • 1969 - 1982 Chief Sonar Technician, U.S. Navy, Active Component
Research Interests
Systems Engineering
Combat Systems
Risk Management
Network Centric Warfare
Teaching Interests
Systems Engineering
Defense Acquisition
Capabilities Engineering
Requirements Engineering
Ship Systems Engineering
Engineering Management
Test & Evaluation
Risk Management


  • 2020 - 21 time winner Wayne E. Meyer Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering (click for award dates), Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2015 - Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Post-Secondary Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2013 - Rear Admiral John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2011 - GSEAS Faculty Award for Extraordinary Merit in Teaching, GSEAS, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2011 - Legion of Merit Medal, US Navy

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • ASNE
  • USNI