Jeff Ratcliffe is the Chief Technical Officer at Northwest UAV (NWUAV), with over a decade of experience in engineering management, leadership and strategic product development. Ratcliffe graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Portland State University. His experience spans all aspects of engineering – from high tech manufacturing and testing to Unmanned Systems design and development, to managing and developing teams of engineers. This diverse engineering background has allowed Jeff to develop a thorough understanding of the workings of unmanned aircraft systems, with his most recent work at NWUAV focused on effective and efficient propulsion solutions. Ratcliffe has served as the Vice President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Cascade Chapter for two years and has been on the SAE E-39 subcommittee on unmanned aircraft propulsion and served as Nuclear Submarine engineer in the U.S. Navy.