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     Date Submitted:05-10-2012
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     Current job:Aerospace Analysis Group Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsprogram manager, mission design, systems engineering, STK, reentry, budgets, financial analysis, business development, cubesats, payloads
    CV

     

    Experienced Aerospace Engineer, Research Scientist, and Program Manager with P&L responsibility on a diverse set of spacecraft development, aerospace research and economics analysis efforts.

     

    AEROSPACE ANALYSIS GROUP LEAD, Sept 2006 –Present

    Aurora Flight Sciences Research and Development Center, Cambridge, MA

    Manage team of Aerospace Engineers supporting ~10 R&D programs at 2 sites. Drive team to contribute on business development efforts to grow Aerospace Analysis Group and R&D center project portfolio. Organize tasking to ensure adequate resource utilization. Conduct recruiting and interviewing of new hires.

     

    Grew Aurora Flight Sciences CubeSat business from $100k/year to $750k/year in revenue. Managing $3M spacecraft development for DARPA.

    *  Successful in turn around of orphaned program by examining system capabilities, aligning goals with DoD interests, and building customer support resulting in continued development funding. Familiar with DoD, NASA, and commercial market.

    *  Leverage synergy between multiple spacecraft development programs to maximize value to customers and company profit.

    *  Arrange teaming and negotiate subcontracts, plan programs, compiled costs, produce proposals to expand portfolio.

     

    Program Manager on development of ESPA-class Small Probes for Orbital Return Of Experiments spacecraft

    *  Authored winning STTR proposal with Georgia Tech. Oversaw Phase I execution including overview of ISS compliance, propulsion system design, and entry heating and trajectory analysis.

    *  Co-author on 2 conference papers on entry, descent, and landing and system design.

     

    Leading expert on the economics of climate geoengineering using. Drove technical and programmatic direction of highly publicized geoengineering analysis requiring creation and integration of engineering and economic models.

    *  Managed multidisciplinary team of engineers to design, plan operations, and model costs of airplanes, airships, rockets, artillery, and other exotic systems for Geoengineering.

    *  Generated financial models to estimate the R&D, Testing, and Procurement costs for Geoengineering systems. Modeled direct and indirect operations costs and calibrated estimates based on airline annual report data.

    *  Leveraged iSight optimization tool to integrate design tools, financial models, and data visualization tools assembled in Matlab and Excel to conduct cost-driven, multidisciplinary aircraft and airship design optimization.

    *  Interviewed on National Geographic TV show. Panelist at MIT Sustainability Summit.

     

    AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Sept 2004 –Sept 2006

    AeroAstro Inc., Boston, MA

    Gained skills in spacecraft design and spacecraft mission design. Contributed to numerous proposal efforts and presented designs and engineering analysis to government customers.

    *  Performed space mission design and constellation optimization using Satellite Tool Kit.

    *  Researched free-molecular flow and hypersonic aerodynamics to build credible in-house aero-thermal reentry and ablation expertise.

    *  Developed Matlab software to model disturbance on spacecraft.

    *  Wrote test procedures for testing of STPsat-1.

     

    Worked with international customers as Support Engineer for AeroAstro’s a GPS and Globalstar satellite communications based Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS).

    *  Troubleshot system problems on AeroAstro’s SENS system.

    *  Documented customer requirements for custom MySQL/PHP web data portals. Translated customer requirements and issues to programmers and monitored implementation progress of updates and fixes.

    GUEST LECTURER

    Boston University College of Engineering;  Brown University School of Engineering

    Lecture BU senior design class on industry application of their skills in spring and lecture Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering students on composite structures in engineering in fall. Give spring lecture on Rocket and spacecraft design to Brown students in Machine Design class.

     

    Selected PUBLICATIONS, Press, Interviews

    D. Kordonowy, N. Fitzgerald, J. McClellan, “Multifidelity Modeling Framework for Bayesian-Based Multidisciplinary Aircraft Design Optimization,” AIAA 14th Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. 17th Sept. 2012

     

    J. McClellan, D. Keith, J. Apt, “Cost Analysis of Stratospheric Albedo Modification Delivery Systems,”Environmental Research Letters 7 034019, April 2012

     

    MIT Sustainability Summit, “Geoengineering: Can we do it? Should we do it?” 2012.

        Industry expert on geoengineering for panelist discussion. 

     

    D. Spencer, N. Baurer, M. Nehrenz, J. Kelly, J. McClellan, “Small Probes for Orbital Return of Experiments” 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee. 10th Jan. 2012

     

    B. E. Tweddle, J. Francis, J. McClellan, G. Vulikh, D. W. Miller, “Relative Vision Based Navigation and Control for the Mars Sample Return Mission: Capturing the Orbiting Sample,” 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies, St-Hubert, Quebec. 19th May 2011

     

    E. Smith, R. Sedwick, J. Merk, J. McClellan, “Assessing the Potential of a Laser Ablation Propelled Tug to Remove Large Space Debris,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (under review)

     

    “Geoenginering: Lift-Off”, The Economist 2010, Nov. 4th

        Results of my Geoengineering study, including summary graphic, presented in article.

     

    National Geographic Channel, “Earth Overhaul.” 2010, July.

        Interviewed as industry expert on the economics of Geoengineering.

     

    EDUCATION

    Boston University, School Of Management, Boston, MA

    Executive MBA Candidate (June 2013)

     

    Boston University, College of Engineering, Boston, MA

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (May 2004)

     

    Software skills


    MATLAB, Stata (statistical analysis),

    Solidworks (3D CAD Modeling),

    iSight (optimization),

    Xfoil, ASWing (aircraft desgin),

    Microsoft Excel (custom VBA Macros), Project, SharePoint

    HTML, Wiki,

    Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare WordPress


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