I am an engineer at SpaceX working on Laser Communication. Previously I was a student at UC Berkeley's Engineering Physics where I explored space and autonomous systems. Before going to Berkeley I was the laboratory experiments lead at the Deepspace Lab with Professor Philip Lubin. I have spent the past 6 years exploring many aspects of space. In parallel, I spend time reading and studying political economy and how technology effects our economy. I enjoy reading thinkers like Kornai, Baldwin, and many more. I also love hosting speaker series and learning from life stories. Previously at UC Berkeley I worked on bridging engineering and entrepreneurship through the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association and Newton Lecture Series. Also cofounded Space Technologies at Cal, Directed Energy and Autonomous Motion at Cal.
Currently working on coding optics in order to build optical systems in code faster than I can in person. Also working on electronics for my robotic scooter project.
Sent one of the smallest maneuverable satellites to space with MPPT and magnetorquers. All info is available at our Github. We are launched with KickSat-2.
Building out the core tech for a self driving RC Car. Using 3 cameras, 1 Ouster LiDAR, 1 InertialSense INS, 1 TeamTekin T8/RX8 motor/esc, 1 FutabaRCUSA servo, 1 intel nuc) integrated for autonomous control using ros.
This is an overview of my research. I designed, built, and led all experiments for this research. My paper is below.
Through STAC, we designed and build research projects to help enable small steps in space research.
This is an overview diagram of work that came out of our company, Directed Energy LLC. We proposed a laser system on the moon for ISRU manufacturing and laser ablation launch.
Created a matlab simulation for phase locking a linear phase ramp in order to demonstrate beam steering in the far field.
I enjoy working with my hands on hardware projects, thinking about physics, and applying economic skills to engineering. Recently I have started to dive into Deep Learning.
Explination of the work that I undertook at UCSB while studying Laser Ablation of Asteroids.
Walk-through of how I have learned to fail through a startup. Advice on how to move forward.
A talk while at the PDC in Frascati Italy with 200+ attendees. Presented my laser ablation experimental results as they have vast implications for planetary defense.
On a panel with other students discussing student life as a founder.
My professor and I explain the implications of directed energy propulsion of small spacecraft.