Michael Kurdziel.

Mike Kurdziel

Fellow, Director, Chief Engineer, L3Harris Technologies


Mike Kurdziel is a Fellow and Engineering Director for the Chief Engineering Systems and Technology (CEST) Group for the Communication Systems segment - Tactical Communications sector of L3Harris Technologies.  Communication Systems serves markets in tactical communications and defense products, including tactical ground and airborne radio communications solutions and night vision technology, and in public safety networks.

Kurdziel joined L3Harris, in 1992 as a Sr. Hardware Engineer in Communications Security Products and Systems Group. Later becoming engineering manager and senior engineering manager of the group. He has held roles of increasing responsibility, leading to his current role as head of the CEST organization.  

He holds Bachelor of Science (1986), Master of Science (1988) and Doctor of Philosophy (2001) Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds sixteen patents and has authored/coauthored over 25 publications all dealing with military communications applications. He has been a licensed "Professional Engineer" (License No. 069432) in the State of New York since 1992 and is PMP certified by the Professional Management Institute (PMI).

L3Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. L3Harris supports government and commercial customers around the world.


MS Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1988

PhD Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2001