SPACEPORTLA

FEBRUARY EVENT

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING &

3D PRINTING for SPACE

 

February 25th, 2016 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

At MORF 3D 

821 N. Nash St. El Segundo. CA 90245

 

Photo by Astronaut Scott Kelly. "AURORA."

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Speaker
ADRIAN PELKUS

 

Mr. Pelkus has been inventing and developing new ideas for people for a living since 1985. He is named inventor on 14 issued patents varying between silver recovery and thin film solar cell technology to educational and medical devices. His passions are projects that help mankind and the environment and helping inventors become successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Pelkus has two product development companies, a 501c3 club for inventors that is one of the largest in the USA (www.sdinventors.org) and is an San Diego EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) with CONNECT.

 

 

HERE is a case study Mr. Pelkus presented where 3d printing served for a new medical device. MORE about 3D printing Technologies and Applications can be found HERE, a collaborator of Mr. Pelkus.

Organizers

CURTIS IWATA

 

Curtis is an Aerospace Systems Engineer with a passion for space. He has more than 10 years experiences in designing, managing, and executing engineering projects and have both technical and management experiences. Curtis earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he is ready to making ideas, people, hardware into space.
Curtis specialities: Systems Engineering, Analysis, Design, SysML, Problem Solving, Space Industry, Coding, MatLab, Python, JMP, Communicating in Japanese

MONICA JAN

 

Monica is a managing partner at LightSpeed Innvations, an aerospace accelerator. Monica has over 22 years of experience in the technology and aerospace industries; with expertise in technology R&D, product development, strategic partnerships, and innovation strategy.  She frequently advises high-tech start-ups and corporations on their business and technology strategies.   As part of the steering committee for the Wharton Angel Network and Wharton Aerospace Ventures, Monica works actively with investors and entrepreneurs.  Monica holds both BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Southern California, a Systems Engineering certificate from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The Wharton School. She currently holds a faculty position at The Wharton School.

VERA MULYANI

 

Vera is the CEO and Founder of MARS CITY DESIGN.

Vera comes from multidisciplinary background in master planning in various fields of art; architecture, urban design, filmmaking and storytelling, has made her specialized in conceptual strategy in technology, innovation and business development. Vera contributes her expertise in combining these fields, creating a collaborative competition platform for designing cities for Mars, our next step to settle the Red Planet. Vera is the Master Architect and planner of Mars City Design.

ANDREW BARTON

 

Technical Director for Google Lunar XPRIZE

 

Andrew is the Director for Technical Operations at the XPRIZE Foundation where he supports the operation of the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Coming from a background in the aerospace and mechanical engineering fields, Andrew previously worked in the private space industry in Europe as a technology developer, project manager and entrepreneur. Among other roles, he worked for 4 years as a specialist at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands where he supported the development of space missions, including significant contributions to future lunar and Mars landers as well as the VEGA launch vehicle. As Director of Technical Operations for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, he is responsible for selecting and managing the panel of independent judges, communicating technical aspects of the prize to the space industry and the general public, and he also led the implementation of the Milestone Prizes program held in 2014. Andrew holds a Ph.D and bachelors degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Space Studies from the International Space University.

NORRIS TIE

 

Norris Tie currently works at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems as an air-breathing propulsion engineer. He graduated from UCLA Class of June 2014 in aerospace engineering. He is passionate about both aerospace and entrepreneurship. He served as President of UCLA's Technical Entrepreneurial Community (TEC) and founded UCLA's Entrepreneurship Council, which now has around 20 organizations, ranging from the Law School, Anderson School of Business, Startup UCLA, and student groups like TEC. He also participated in UCLA's Rocket Project as safety officer and the UCLA ELFIN cubesat project. In his spare time, he is learning to build rockets. He is interested in anything that moves humans faster around the world and/or through space, namely rockets and high speed propulsion engines. 

ROBERT C JACOBSON

 

Mr. Jacobson co-founded Desert Sky Holdings, a Los Angeles based investment group that focuses on below the radar opportunities. Jacobson co-led the first institutional investment in XCOR Aerospace. Jacobson is the co-founder of Aerospace & Defense Forum, a former board member of the Space Frontier Foundation, and is a member of Space Angels Network. Jacobson was inspired by the first XPRIZE competition to to helping grow and enhance the space eco-system through advocacy, investment, leadership and technology development. 

Collaborators
Sponsors
MORF 3D