Eric has been with EMA since 2015. He has created high fidelity models of aircraft and spacecraft for lightning, HIRF, and surface charging simulations. Since becoming an EMA scientist, he has also helped expand EMA’s capabilities with antenna simulation and consultation. Consulting projects include:
- Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser – Lightning direct effects and precipitation static coupling to antennas
- Aurora Flight Sciences VXP – Antenna cosite and pattern distortion simulations and consultation
- Orbital ATK Mission Extension Vehicle – Indirect effects of ESD
- COMAC C919 – Lightning direct effects simulation and software training
- SpaceIL – Surface charging simulations and indirect effects of discharge during lunar landing
- San Diego Composites – Electrothermal simulations of composite panels
Besides consulting and creating models, Eric has created many software tools to expedite model development and has earned a spot on the software team at EMA.
Eric received a BS in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2015. It took him three years to graduate from Mines with high honors. While at Mines, Eric focused on electromagnetism and planetary science. Along with the standard undergrad engineering and physics courses, his coursework included four combined semester courses covering planetary science (astrophysics, satellite remote sensing, etc.) and five combined semester courses covering circuits and Maxwell’s equations. Eric also successfully completed coursework in plasma physics, graduate antenna design, and graduate RF circuit design at CU-Boulder.
When not at work, Eric loves to both write and play music. He also loves to get outside by mountain biking, skiing, four wheeling, or playing Ultimate.