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Vladimir Kradinov

Center for Astrophysics
Structural Engineer


Dr. Kradinov earned his PhD from the University of Arizona majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He has been working at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian for over 18 years providing with structural analysis and design of space and ground based optical systems. His major contributions include structural support for BINOSPEC spectrograph commissioned at the MMT observatory and James Webb Space Telescope launched late 2021. Finite element analysis and Python programming are his key specialties.

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona