I am working to develop new methods of additive manufacturing for high temperature materials for space exploration. To achieve more intricate electromagnetic studies of celestial objects (such as the metallic asteroid, Psyche), materials must be optimized which are non-magnetic and can survive extreme temperatures and corrosive environments. In addition to optimizing a manufacturing process that combines novel materials with unique bonding techniques, I am developing the kinetic models for structural control processes that design ordered, reproducible, and dimensionally uniform porous structures for spacecraft assimilation.
Space, to me, represents the antithesis of finality. While humans discover things every day that help to explain our existence here on Earth, the frontiers of space offer an endless pursuit of the mysteries of existence. I find it comforting that there will always be something new for humans to learn about space.
I'd love to get a close-up look at the birth of stars in Westerhout 40!
During the day - having a coffee with my friend, Sandra, in her office. During the night - at a friend's house watching chaos ensue as they try to resolve Magic: The Gathering mechanisms.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Zachary observing a piece of ceramic material