Nicolas Lee

Nicolas Lee   

W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in Aerospace
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

CV [pdf]


Contact

Office:

Karman Laboratory Rm. 111, Pasadena, CA, 91125

Mail:

1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 301-46, Pasadena, CA, 91125

Phone:

(626) 395-4458

Email:

nnlee@caltech.edu


Current research

A distributed space weather monitoring network


Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013
    Advisor: Sigrid Close
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2007
  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science (Aerospace option), University of Toronto, 2005

Publications

Ph.D. Thesis

Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Posters

Presentations

  • Membrane packaging techniques for space applications, KNI/MDL Seminar Series, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, October 7, 2014.
  • Studying space rocks!, Summer Science Program, Socorro, NM, July 14, 2014.
  • Medicine, meteoroids, and membrane structures, GALCIT Colloquium, Pasadena, CA, February 28, 2014.
  • Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas: toward weatherproof spacecraft systems, USNC-URSI NRSM student paper competition (1st place), Boulder, CO, January 10, 2013.
  • Weatherproof spacecraft: Understanding the space environment and its effect on spacecraft systems, invited talk, JPL, Pasadena, CA, January 4, 2013.
  • Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas: Toward weatherproof spacecraft systems, invited talk, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 28, 2012.
  • Hypervelocity impact studies on a nanosatellite, panel session at AIAA SPACE conference, Pasadena, CA, September 13, 2012.
  • Understanding spacecraft electrical anomalies: Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasma dynamics (thesis defense), Stanford University, June 8, 2012.
  • Understanding spacecraft failures by characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, January 6, 2012.
  • Electrical effects of meteoroid and debris impact on spacecraft, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Meeting, April 26, 2011.
  • Microgravity Deployment Test of an MMOD Impact Screen, CubeSat Developers' Workshop, CalPoly, April 20, 2011.
  • An introduction to orbital mechanics, Shad Valley Program, McMaster University, July 1, 2009.
  • IRIS: Rapid development of a prototype rover, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Meeting, April 28, 2009.


Teaching

Course assistantships

  • Mechanics, Autumn 2009
  • Introduction to Control Design Techniques, Autumn 2008
  • Spacecraft Design, Autumn 2007, Winter 2008, and Summer 2008
  • Space Mechanics, Spring 2008
  • Analysis of Structures II, Winter 2007
  • Classical Dynamics, Autumn 2006

Outreach

  • Stanford Young Astronauts Program
  • Shad Valley McMaster 2009

Other projects


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