Electrical Power System

MITCHELL KURNELL

Position: Electrical Power Specialist, Team Leader

Area of Study: Level V Engineering Physics & Society, minor in Astronomy

Member Since:  January 2015

Science/Engineering Interests: Research and implementation of alternative power sources, such as solar. I intended to pursue a career in developing power systems for future space missions.

Motivation: I joined NEUDOSE to gain insight into the space technology field and to help pioneer a new group at McMaster. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to build a space satellite while doing my undergraduate degree. Furthermore, the realization that the research we will be conducting with this project may one day benefit people travelling to space is absolutely amazing.

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matthew speciale

Position: Junior Solar Systems Specialist

Area of Study: Level II Integrated Science

Member Since:  May 2017

Science/Engineering Interests: I have an interest in different aspects of every science, which is why I applied to integrated sciences. As of now, I don't really have a particular preference for any specific area of science, they all resonate with me in a different way. In addition, I find it interesting to apply learned concepts to real world applications.

Motivation: Space has always fascinated me. I first heard about NEUDOSE in October of 2016 when Erica and Eric gave a presentation to the iSci class of 2020. I found it inspiring how a team of undergraduate students would be able to accomplish something so amazin, and I knew it was something I wanted to be apart of. I knew that hard work and dedication would be involved, but I'm always up for a challenge, and I was sure that I'd enjoy the process just as much as the end result.

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Amanda Thomas

Position: Junior Electrical Power Specialist

Area of Study: Level V Electrical Engineering

Member Since:  September 2017

Science/Engineering Interests: Photonic Devices, Power Electronics, Robotics, Control Systems, Microwave Engineering, Computer Programming, Space Exploration.

Motivation: Up until this point I felt as though I hadn't really applied my engineering skills to any sort of meaningful project, so when I head about the McMaster NEUDOSE mission I was excited at the prospect of being able to combine all of my favourite aspects of my undergraduate degree to make a meaningful contribution to space exploration. McMaster NEUDOSE brings about a plethora of interesting challenges that I am excited to help take on. It is a unique opportunity to be a part of something that has never been done at McMaster before and to be a part of something that may advance our knowledge of space.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-thomas-37589999