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Madhu Thangavelu
Attended USC, ISU'88@MIT, NIT, Mt. St.Marys, Loyola,
Lives in Palos Verdes Estates, Palo Alto, California
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Space Architecture - Human Space Exploration - Space System Architecting - Concepts Creation
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Complex engineering concept creation - call me if your space station has a problem or you need a new one.
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  • AAA.VISIONEERING -Consultancy, 1988 - present
  • University of Southern California, 1990 - present
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Palos Verdes Estates, Palo Alto, California
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Kerala and New Delhi, India - Kerala, New Delhi, Chennai, Chatsworth, CA Los Angeles, CA
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 Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE 527 graduate Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio in the Astronautical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California. He also teaches the Arch599 Extreme Environment Habitation Design Seminar in the School of Architecture where he is a graduate thesis adviser. 

  He is a fellow of the NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts(NIAC).

  Mr.Thangavelu’s educational background is in Architecture(Masters in Building Science, USC School of Architecture) and in Engineering (Bachelors in Science and Engineering,NIT,India). Versions of Madhu's masters thesis(conceived during ISU '88 at MIT) entitled "MALEO: Modular Assembly in Low Earth Orbit. An Alternate Strategy for Lunar Base Establishment" were published in several journals worldwide.

  At USC, he was mentored by and worked as a research assistant under the late Prof.Eberhardt Rechtin, professor of Electrical, Systems and Aerospace Engineering, considered the chief architect of NASA’s Deep Space Network and President Emeritus of Aerospace Corp.

Since 1992, he is a creative consultant to the aerospace and entertainment industry in this newly evolving field of space architectures complex concept synthesis. Mr. Thangavelu’s concepts have been reviewed and appreciated by NASA, the National Research Council, the National Space Council(Bush Sr. Administration), and his work has been presented before the National Academy of Sciences.

    He is an alumnus(1988@MIT), visiting lecturer at the International Space University(ISU) and co-chaired the Space Systems Analysis and Design Department at their 2002 summer session in California. He continues to present and publish original concepts in Space System Architectures and chairs related sessions at conferences. He is a co-author of the book "The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization", John Wiley &Sons 1999, and second edition was published by Springer/Praxis in 2007. He is the invited author of the chapter "Living on the Moon" in the Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work by John Wiley and Sons published in 2010 and updated in 2012. He is a former Vice Chairman for Education, Los Angeles Section of the American Institute Of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA). He has directed Space Exploration projects at the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture.

   Mr. Thangavelu’s concept creation work was greatly appreciated for proposing ideas that pointed to the “leading-edge sensor concept” for return to flight of the space shuttle fleet.  

   Mr. Thangavelu, his spouse, space system architect Catherine Girardey are both naturalized citizens and live with their children Chloe Saras(21), Chelsea-Manon(18)and O’Paul Roy(12) in Palos Verdes Estates and Palo Alto, California. 
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Ran up the steps,nonstop, all the way to the top of the dome of St.Peter's Cathedral in Rome.Try that, Mr.Dude Perfect.
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  • USC, ISU'88@MIT, NIT, Mt. St.Marys, Loyola,
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..when the man on the mound is attuned to the spheres...I wonder if the batters can even see the ball, let alone hit...in one word, invincible ! or in two, sheer mastery !
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