Shawn is a planetary atmospheric scientist researching the dynamics of the four giant planets using global circulation modeling. Prior to joining JPL as a postdoc under Glenn Orton for the Juno Mission, he spent 21 years designing products and systems in the aerospace, mechanical, paper and pulp, and appliance industries. From time to time he has also taught graduate and undergraduate engineering courses at Western Michigan University.
20+ years engineering industry experience conducting product and system design, stress analysis, fluid and heat transfer analysis, fatigue and fracture analysis. 5+ years simulating planetary atmospheric dynamics with global circulation models.
Giant planet atmospheric dynamics. Spacecraft mission design.