Mechanical Structure Team

Mechancial Structure Team


Position: Mechanical Specialist & Payload Support, Team Leader

Area of Study: Level V Mechanical Engineering

Member Since:  January 2015

Science/Engineering Interests: Space mechanics and exploration, astronomy, programming, the union of mechanical systems and electrical engineering, renewable energies, racecar/vehicle dynamics and fitness (need to stay fit if I am going to be the next Canadian to go to space!!)

Motivation: Working towards a career in space technology has to start somewhere… and what better place than at university with a team of fellow science/engineering students who share both a common passion and goal. Along with being an absolutely fascinating area of work, space poses some of the greatest technological challenges that we face today. I would love for one day to be able to apply what I learn here in my undergraduate degree to overcome these challenges and push farther into the final frontier.




Position: Mechanical Specialist & Payload Specialist

Area of Study: Level IV Automotive & Vehicle Technology

Member Since:  January 2015

Science/Engineering Interests: I enjoy anything having to do with macrophysics. I think it’s an incredible area of study and it holds the answers to almost any questions humans can have about our origins and the universe we live in. I also enjoy researching and learning new hybrid technologies for vehicles and how they are designed and implemented. 

Motivation: When Andrei first mentioned the possibility of there being a CubeSat Team at McMaster, I knew that it would not only be an amazing learning experience, but also a revolutionary accomplishment being McMaster's first ever launched satellite with the possibilities of other similar projects and opportunities for the future. I am on the team to help to the best of my ability and to learn from all the experienced students that are a part of the team. It is a very welcoming group of people, and just great to be a part of.


Michael stramenga

Position: Mechanical Specialist & Payload Support

Area of Study: Level III Mechanical Engineering & Management

Member Since:  September 2016

Science/Engineering Interests:  Human Spaceflight, Space Robotics, Propulsion Systems, Space Exploration, Finite Element Analysis, Integration of Hardware and Software, Fluid Dynamics

Motivation: I find the physical exploration of space to be absolutely fascinating. We are constantly pushing the boundaries by venturing deeper into our solar system, unlocking its mysteries along the way. In this effort, we have made a commitment to send humans far beyond the reaches of Earth, but are limited due to the increased exposures to harmful radiation. Being a part of NEUDOSE is the perfect opportunity for me as I am able to learn more about this interesting challenge, as well as obtain hands on experience in the development of satellites. This project is an excellent stepping stone in my pursuit of a career in the space industry.


LUIS Tallavo

Position: Junior Mechanical Specialist

Area of Study: Level II Mechanical Engineering

Member Since:  September 2017

Science/Engineering Interests:  Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems, Dynamics, Manufacturing, Robotics, Space Exploration, Aerospace Engineering. Particularly interested in the integration of mechanical components with software and electrical engineering which I believe will be at the forefront of emerging technologies!

Motivation: When I first heard of NEUDOSE, a community of extremely talented engineering and science students who share a common passion for space exploration and technology, I knew I had to join the team. NEUDOSE provides the perfect combination of hands-on experience as well as a welcoming environment where you can learn from other talented engineering and science students. I hope to contribute to the team in any way that I can and take my first steps into a fulfilling career in space technology. It is a great honour to have the opportunity to work on McMaster's first-ever satellite to launch into orbit!



Orbital Team



Position: Orbital Analysis Specialist, Team Leader

Area of Study: Master's Student - Engineering Physics

Member Since:  January 2015

Science/Engineering Interests: Research and hope for potential PhD in Consciousness' affect on the release of bio-photons, and its link to crystallography. Growing up in a world surrounded by rapidly growing technology makes me weary for the future. By placing myself in the middle of this growth, and hopefully being a driving force of the direction the growth takes, I hope to pave a better path for humanity as we shift into this new paradigm of science.

Motivation: Being a member of the NEUDOSE team here at Mac does not only allow me to get a foot in door in the world of engineering and integrated science, but also allows me to explore my interests in this field, and apply knowledge in a meaningful way that I've never yet done. Be the change you want to see in the world. I plan to start early, and by attempting a never before done project here at Mac I see a great opportunity to lead me into the real world, and put McMaster on the map, even more than it already is.


Sebastian simic

Position: Orbital Simulation Specialist

Area of Study: Level II Chemical Engineering

Member Since:  September 2017

Science/Engineering Interests: I’m interested in space exploration and increasing our knowledge of the vast universe our tiny planet is in. I am also interested in improving our sustainable energy situation and hope to graduate and enter this field of work.

Motivation: By being a part of the NEUDOSE team, I am able to actively apply my understanding of general physics and science towards something that can help us better understand radiation effects on the human body.