Technology Building IV
Assistant Professor Yuji Zhao
Professor Marc Mignolet
how we explore the universe.
8:45 - 9:00 am: Tour of 1st floor lab and mission operations center
Ms. Tess Calvert is the Project Manager for the Interplanetary Initiative. This initiative is university-wide and seeks to become the thought leaders on the societal, educational, and technical aspects of humans in space. The Interplanetary Initiative is led by the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration Lindy Elkins-Tanton and ASU President Michael Crow. Tess is also the Project Manager for the NASA Discovery Mission, Psyche led by PI Lindy Elkins-Tanton that was selected in January.
Dr. Hongbin Yu is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in condensed matter physics from University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and was a postdoc at UCLA and Caltech from 2003-2005. He joined the ASU faculty in 2005, and ASU site director of newly awarded NSF Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems. He is currently ASU Site Director of NSF I/U-CRC Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems (EV-STS). His expertise is on nanostructure and nano device fabrication and characterization; flexible, transparent and wearable electronics; wide bandgap semiconductor electronic and optoelectronics; quantum size effect in metallic and semiconducting nanostructures; integrated microwave and power devices.
Dr. Yuji Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He received the Ph.D degree from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012 after Nobel Laureate Professor Shuji Nakamura. Dr. Zhao's research focuses on GaN-based wide bandgap semiconductor devices for power and energy applications, including LEDs, solar cells, and power transistors. Dr. Zhao has more than 70 journal and conference publications, 2 book chapter, and over 10 patents. He has received 2016 DoD DTRA Young Investigator Award, 2015 NASA Early Career Faculty Award, 2015 Bisgrove Scholar Career Faculty Award, and several best paper awards. His work was supported by NASA, DoD, and SFAz for space and power applications.
Dr. Marc Mignolet is in the School of Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy. He received his Engineer's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Universite de Liege, Belgium, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rice University in 1987. Since then, he has been at ASU where he currently is Professor in the SEMTE Faculties of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His area of research and teaching is structural dynamics and uncertainty modeling and propagation.
When & Where
The Aerospace & Defense Forum
The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1800 with seven chapters providing opportunities for sharing of information, current events, and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs.