Milena Krasich

Electrical engineer

Life Member, 81; March 21, 2018

Krasich was senior principal systems engineer at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, in Tewksbury, Mass.

She began her career as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. While in California, she was a part-time professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she taught graduate courses in systems reliability, advanced reliability and maintainability, and statistical process control. She was also a part-time professor at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, teaching undergraduate courses in engineering statistics, reliability, and environmental testing.

She left to become a member of the technical staff in the reliability engineering group at General Dynamics Advanced Technology Systems before joining Raytheon.

She was chair of the U.S. technical advisory group to the International Electrotechnical Commission. She also served as president of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.

Krasich did pioneering research in naval weapons, Mars spacecraft, and acoustic reliability.

She published several papers in IEEE journals and transactions and was a member of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and the IEEE Standards Association.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, in Serbia.