Engineer, 2015 - present
Developing a cubesat to win the NASA CubeQuest Centennial Challenge to demonstrate a cubesat that can do lunar and deep space exploration and communications.
Non-Profit 501c3 Makerspace Consultant, 2012 - present
Advising Startup Makerspaces.
Luna Desic, LLC
Business Development Manager, 2013 - 2015
SilSuit Project - Prior Space Suit Engineer, Principal Investigator; Space Suit Design, Fabrication & Testing. Now Subcontract Management & Business Development.
Project engineering is now subcontracted to our development partner, Issyroo Farms, LLC (http://issyroo.org/)
Ansari Enterprise LLC
CEO, 2014 - 2015
Ansari Enterprise is a venture launched in 2014 for the development of communities around spaceports that are supportive of the ports' local space industries. By providing consulting services in business development and networking, we seek to bring together the right businesses, industries and amenities, promote coordination and cooperation to develop a comprehensive space community that is able to sustain and grow. We so far have been evaluating concepts and advising our current clients as well as developing our business.
Test Stand Engineer, 2012 - 2012
Test Hardware Design & Construction and Test Operations.
Masten Space Systems
Intern, 2012 - 2012
Vehicle Construction, Vehicle Operations and Design Work.
Bastion Technologies, Inc.
Quality Engineer at Space Shuttle Program Safety & Mission Assurance, NASA Marshall SpaceFlight Center (QD34), 2007 - 2011
NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC):
Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to quality engineering assessments and decisions relating to mission safety.
Contributed to team assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC's Quality Assurance Group. Determined safety risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.
UIUC Microelectronics Lab - Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group
Student Assistant, 2001 - 2005
Worked for the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory's Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group. Developed programs in NI LabVIEW and VEEPro for automated instrument control and data acquisition during evaluation experiments on microchip components. Gathered research data scanning experimental microchip samples with Atomic Force Microscopy.