From time to time I get e-mail to the effect that someone is writing a paper, formulating a debate, or for whatever reason want to reference this site and to cite credentials regarding my background. So here you go.
I have a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and have worked for 25 years in medical diagnostic imaging (with GE Healthcare). These are like CAT scanners, MRI scanners, Nuclear Medicine, X-Ray and Ultrasound machines.
Right now I am the principal engineer for system design of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners. You can get additional information on medical diagnostic imaging at http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/ and you can find out more about PET at Wikipedia and you can learn about the scanners I design at the GE Healthcare Discovery ST site.
I've followed an interest in Space Exploration and rocketry since I was in high school - my Senior english paper was a report on the space program focused on the Apollo 11 moon landing (which had just happened). I am a Boy Scout merit badge counsellor for Space Exploration and Astronomy, and I maintain this web site with over 50 pages on various topics relating to Astronomy, Space Exploration, rocketry and aerospace physics and design.
I'm a member of the Tripoli Rocketry Association and am certified level 2 (can launch rockets with up to L motors). That's my level two rocket in the picture, a 5.5" diameter LOC V2.
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suggestions, new ideas or just to chat.
Updated 09 June 2007
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