Patrick Dees hails from Pinellas county, Florida, just outside of Tampa Bay. After graduating in physics (2010) from New College of Florida in Sarasota he has moved to aerospace engineering in order to pursue a lifelong interest in space travel. He is keenly interested in the problems surrounding commercial access to space and propulsion methods. He also enjoys cosmology, quantum mechanics, bocce, and Dr. Who.
Currently, Patrick is finishing a Grand Challenge project working on Micro-Autonomous Systems & Technology (MAST), a research thrust from the Army Research Lab (ARL). He also works with the CLEEN group under the FAA to test-bed novel combustor concepts to the end of reducing emissions from aircraft. Further down the road, Patrick hopes to work on combining orbital mechanics with Entry, Descent & Landing (EDL) analysis for his PhD work.
Education and Work Experience
- Tutor & Coordinator, IMG/Bolleiteiri Academies, Bradenton, FL (2006-2009)
- B.A., Physics, 2010, New College of Florida
- M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology