Hermes Team Members

Please enjoy this section about the team members working on the Hermes project. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our project or even perhaps your own. We are highly interested in developing relationships with others in the CubeSat and aerospace communities. We hope that our short blurbs here will demonstrate that while we may spend a large portion of our daily lives working on this cube, we are many-faceted beings; layered like an onion, if you will...

 
 

Hermes Team Leads

 
  Project Manager/Thermal Lead: Lee Jasper
Email: Lee.Jasper@colorado.edu

Lee is a 21-year old, junior undergraduate student at CU, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and pursuing a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lee enjoys sports, especially baseball and football and he is a fan of the Denver Broncos National Football League team. Lee has always had an interest in space, exploration, and explosions; therefore, becoming a rocket scientist was his best career choice. Lee is a diverse person, but not layered like an onion...more like parfait.
 

Mission Operations Lead: Dustin Martin
Email: Dustin.Martin@colorado.edu

Dustin is a 19 year old sophomore at the University of Colorado majoring in Aerospace Engineering and is pursuing minors in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He hails from Loveland, CO: home of the only cemetery bisected by a US highway. As both of his grandfathers and his father were in the employ of NASA, he has always aspired to work for NASA, and hopes to become an astronaut. On a cold winter's day in 1955, he accidentally invented the internet, the waffle iron, and the flux capacitor when he slipped and bumped his head while standing on his toilet to hang a clock.


Command and Data Handling Lead:
Harout Hedeshian
Email: Harout@Hedeshian.net

Harout is a 19-year old sophomore undergraduate studying Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He enjoys programming embedded hardware and designing Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). He recently completed an Independent Study focusing on designing a Single Board Computer (SBC) using the Motorola 68K microprocessor with Professor Thompson Brown of the ECE Capstone Laboratory at the University of Colorado. Besides working on CDH for Hermes, Harout works at Symplified, a small software startup, as a Unix system administrator. He very much enjoys experimenting with alternative computing platforms and ways of interacting with computers. He is an avid user of GNU/Linux and strongly supports software licensed under the GPL and BSD terms. His dream home would be an underground data center.
 

Structures/Thermal Lead: Tyler Murphy
Email: Tyler.Murphy@colorado.edu


Power Lead
: Anthony McDougle
Email: Anthony.McDougle@colorado.edu


Ground Software Lead
: Will St. Charles
Email: Stcharle@colorado.edu

 

Lead Systems Engineer/ADCS Lead: Philip Zanin Holtzman
Email: Philip.Holtzman@colorado.edu

Philip is a 20-year old, junior undergraduate student at CU, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and pursuing a minor in Electrical Engineering. He is an avid musician and is experienced in vocals, guitars, and piano, and is attempting to learn the drums and the fiddle. Future aspirations include playing the bagpipes and learning to dance. He enjoys playing soccer, football, hockey, softball, and any other endeavor that involves competition solely for the sake of competition.
 

Communications/Science Lead: Jack Oakes
Email: John.Oakes@colorado.edu

John Graduated from St. Helias High School, Jefferson City, Missouri in May of 1997, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) that summer. In the USMC he was assigned as a Signals Intelligence operator and radio technician; he attended the Basic and Intermediate Cryptologic Signals Analysis courses given through the National Security Agency. During his time in the USMC, John participated in operations in Egypt, Korea, Kuwait and Philippines, and coordinated efforts with the NSA, NRO, and CIA. Prior to returning to school, he was employed with BITSystems Inc. as an analyst involved in technology studies, and collection techniques. John has a wife of 3 years, and lives in Lafayette Colorado. He is currently a junior in Electrical Engineering and starting his 2nd year at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has an associate’s degree in General Studies and in Linux Administration.


Flight Software Co-Lead: Riley Pack
Email: Riley.Pack@colorado.edu

Riley is a 19-year old sophomore at CU pursuing a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics. In addition to his studies and CubeSat, Riley is an intern at Qualcomm in Boulder. He currently plans on focusing on embedded system design and dabbling in communications. His (not so) secret ambition is to build a death ray, and to house said beam of demise on his own private island protected by a force field. Because he spends so much time in the comfortable confines of Space Grant, Riley likes to think of it as his second home. It will continue to serve this purpose until it is time to take over the world!


Flight Software Co-Lead: Lucas Greve
Email: Lucas.Greve@colorado.edu



    

 
 

Other Hermes Team Members

 
  Flight Software: Stephanie Pitts
Email: Stephanie.Pitts@colorado.edu

Stephanie is an undergraduate sophomore in Computer Science pursuing a
minor in Applied Mathematics. When she is not on campus actively trying to complete her workload she enjoys road cycling, hiking, and skiing. Her future aspirations include learning to snowboard. Stephanie is very interested in embedded systems and the prospect of doing something that might impact the world of computer science, someday.


Power: Maryam Moghaddam-zadeh
Email: Maryam.Moghaddam-zadeh@colorado.edu

Maryam is a junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering in CU and she might be pursuing a minor in Math “just because it makes sense.” She started computer programming when she was 13 and she currently works at UMC IT department where she enjoys programming in the area of networking. As a kid she loved to read stuff about space, “The Little Prince” was her favorite story (in particular asteroid B612), and her dream is to walk on another planet someday or float around in space (kind of like Anousheh Ansari – oh and Maryam has a Persian background too!). Well, CubeSat is a starting point to learn more about the space, and what’s better than solving Circuit problems, so she is now on the Power team! J She likes happy people (smiley faces), reading philosophy, spiritual, and sometimes programming books, watching (good) movies, snowboarding, swimming, yoga, and hanging out with family and friends in her spare time.


Communications (TNC Specialist):
Greg Stahl
Email: Gregory.Stahl@colorado.edu

As a part of the Hermes CubeSat team, Greg is in his second year at the University of Colorado pursuing an Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate degree along with a Computer Science undergraduate degree. He loves his work as an aspiring engineer and hopes to someday work his way into power systems or digital signal processing. Outside of his studies at the university and work at Space Grant, Greg enjoys almost any outdoor activity, especially skiing and biking. He also wishes that Space Grant didn’t take all of his free time so that he could enjoy these activities more often. Overall, Greg has found Space Grant to be a very beneficial activity as it has helped him to secure an internship position at Lockheed Martin for the summer of 2008. Greg has held a grudge against his fellow team member Dustin Martin ever since Dustin stole Greg’s original idea for the flux capacitor.


Power: Jared Russell
Email: Jared.Russell@colorado.edu

 

 

Communications (Radio Specialist): Erik Lorhammer
Email: Erik.Lorhammer@colorado.edu

Erik Lorhammer is a Junior in Electrical Engineering and hopes to stay and get his masters degree with and emphasis in Embedded Systems. Erik is a recent addition to the CubeSat team in the spring of 2008. He enjoys skiing and golfing and of course... playing video games.
 

Communications (Antennas): Brandon Benjamin
Email: Brandon.Benjamin@colorado.edu

Brandon Benjamin is currently a freshman pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and is now finished with his duty after a duration of 1644 days. At the present time he is focusing on the construction and testing of the antennas for Hermes CubeSat. While in the marines, he found the need to use V/S/U/HF communications; he cursed it then, and he still does now. He has a remarkable ability- when angry- to actually take RF waves and compress or expand them to fit his needs.


Ground Software: Jon Wehling
Email: Jonathon.Wehling@colorado.edu


Ground Software: Mason Hauck
Email: Mason.Hauck@colorado.edu

Mason is a Sophomore in Aerospace Engineering and is pursuing a minor in Computer Science. Mason is originally from Woodland Park, Colorado in the foothills surrounding Pikes Peak. When he is not thoroughly enjoying his rich, rewarding, and long hours in CU's ITL Laboratory, he enjoys mountain and road cycling, skiing and snowboarding, backpacking, and running. Mason is interested in aircraft control systems and one day hopes to work in UAV design.



Structures: Andrew Bath
Email: Andrew.Bath@colorado.edu


Ground Station/COM: Michaela Cui
Email: Michaela.Cui@colorado.edu

Michaela is an 18-year old freshman studying aerospace engineering and pursuing a minor in electrical engineering. She was well known in high school for her "accidental" sink fires in the chemistry room and for the coil gun she made for her senior project in physics. She will openly admit she obtained her amateur radio license (K2CUI) in 5th grade, and that three other members of her family are licensed as K1CUI (father), K3CUI (mother), and K5CUI (brother). The inner layers of her "onion" reveal passions for music, equestrian eventing, ski racing, and hiking, and she will demand a skydive wedding when the time comes. Michaela does not particularly like to eat or smell onions...


Mission Operations: Alicia Harris
Email: Alicia.Harris@colorado.edu

 
 

Former Hermes Team Members

 
   

Mike Andres
Richard Bell                 
Scott Bush                  
Jaime Catchen           
Leah Crumbaker      
Bradley Dillon            
Sarah Ditlevson         
Pierce Edwards
Trevor Fine           
James Gorman      
Amanda Heaton   
Lisa Hewitt         
Chris Homolac  
Paul Joos
Paul Kasemir
Ben Kemper
Peter Klein        
Dan Kuester              
James Love        
Heather Love         
Jordan McConnell     
Jenny O'Brien            
Scott Olson           
Alex Paulson              
David Poorman
Matt Prentice          
Pradeep Radhakrishna
Melissa Savage  
Matt Stephenson       
Michelle Tamayo
Kaiti Trimble     
Kristina Wang           

 

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