Monday, February 5, 2018

Technolink Snapshot February 2018

Snapshot News from Technolink Members 

Technolink member Lt. General Larry James shares the following announcement:  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing to launch its next Mars mission in May 2018.  The mission is called InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) and will explore and understand the interior of Mars.  The spacecraft, pictured below, contains three extremely sensitive seismometers to measure motion of the planets deep interior, as well as a heat probe that will penetrate 6 meters beneath the Martian surface to measure the core temperature of the planet.  The spacecraft will be launched from Vandenberg AFB CA, marking an historic first as the first interplanetary mission ever to launch from the West Coast.  For more details, click here.


Congratulations to Technolink Advisory Board Members James Del Monaco and Wes McKean for their new posts as Associate Principals  at P2S Engineering.  Pictured left and second to left below, they are joined by Travis Taylor, Mike Shen and David Howard who were also named Associate Principals of the firm. As leaders in sustainability, design, project management and commissioning, they embody dedication to their clients and commitment to high quality service that are the ethos of P2S.


Congratulations to Technolink member Dr. Jeff Reed who was recently appointed to UC Irvine's Advanced Power and Energy Program as chief scientist for renewable fuels and energy storage. In his new role, Reed will lead and expand an existing foundation of research and market outreach in both renewable fuels and energy storage, working in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students and anchor research staff. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Dr. Reed led a variety of programs, including research, development and demonstration; energy efficiency emerging technology; venture investment; and the low-emission vehicle program, and was responsible for long-range technology forecasting and strategic planning at SoCalGas and San Diego Gas and Electric (both Sempra Energy utilities). To read more, click here