Former Master’s Student, Aerospace Engineering Department
Grant joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher in the summer of 2020, and, after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace engineering from Texas A&M in December 2020, he became a full time member as a master’s student. During his tenure in the LDPDL, Grant has been working on the Ballistic, Aero-optics, and Materials (Mini BAM) facility located in the ALLEMO facility. As an undergraduate, he developed a software package to calculate laser wavefront distortions via a Shack-Hartman sensor installed in the facility, as well as developed a computer simulation of the laser propagation through Mini BAM. As a graduate student, Grant has led the empirical testing within this facility with the hopes of validating newly developed laser and turbulence interaction models. Also as an undergraduate, prior to joining our group, Grant worked at the Advanced Vertical Flight Lab at Texas A&M developing novel MAV’s! Grant is currently employed as a controls research engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center.