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I work in the Central Engineering Department at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). I develop projects for SAO. I work with internal and external organizations to conceptualize new, exciting opportunities in astrophysics. I lead the efforts to identify and aquire the funding to carry out these projects. Once the funding has been received, I oversee all aspects of the Project's management to ensure that the effort is carried out successfully.


Current Projects:

Past Projects:


10m Antarctic Telescope

Solar B XRT

The FAST Spectrometer


Dynamics analysis of the SMA antenna


SubMillimeter Array (SMA)


MT. Wilson Mark III Optical Interferometer


Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE)


Chopping Subreflector




TOP Box for the AFOE


PAPA camera Design





Trip to the South Pole:

 I travelled to the South Pole for the month of November 1997. During that time I kept an online log of my activities, to read it click here.
Online Material Resources

Contact information:        

My telephone number is:     (617)495-7350
My Fax number is:               (617)495-7098
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