Hello and welcome to my online CV, and portal of shameless self-promotion! I am a physicist and aerospace engineer working for the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. My day-to-day work involves analyzing rocket launches and orbital trajectories. It's fun work and I love what I do.
Previously I was a researcher in particle physics, focusing on the phenomenology of dark matter and extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics. I made my bones at Reed College (BA Physics), University of Hawaii (MS, PhD Physics), and University of Arizona (MS Aerospace Engineering).
Please feel free to contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for stopping by!
My MS aerospace research centered around the broad fields of astrodynamics and guidance, navigation, and control (GNC). Central topics that I focused on include
My Ph.D. and postdoc research focused on the phenomenology of dark matter, which has been indirectly observed and determined to make up ~80% of the matter content of our universe. My published research centers around methods to directly detect dark matter at particle accelerators, high-sensitivity underground detectors, and space-based telescopes.
Published research (in both physics and aerospace) can be found here.