Nicolas Lee

Nicolas Lee   

Research Engineer
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford University

CV [pdf]


Contact

Office:

Durand Building Room 023A, Stanford University

Mail:

Durand Building Room 250, 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-4035

Phone:

(650) 723-9564

Email:

nnlee@stanford.edu


Research interests

  • Asteroid surface resource characterization through distributed plasma analysis of meteoroid impact ejecta
  • Ground-based hypervelocity impact experiments
  • Deployable sensor systems for small satellites

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013
    Advisor: Sigrid Close
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2007
  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science (Aerospace option), University of Toronto, 2005

Publications

Ph.D. Thesis

Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Posters

Presentations

  • Meteoroid Impact Detection for Exploration of Asteroids (MIDEA), ISRU Workshop, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, August 2, 2016.
  • Characterizing meteoroid flux through detection of impacts on asteroids, CEDAR Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 24, 2016.
  • Asteroid surface resource characterization through plasma analysis of meteoroid impact ejecta, ESI Annual Technical Seminar, NASA Ames, Mountain View, CA, February 3, 2016.
  • Asteroid Surface Resource Characterization through Distributed Plasma Analysis of Meteoroid Impact Ejecta, NASA Early Stage Innovation continuation review, Washington DC, November 2, 2015.
  • Asteroid surface resource characterization through plasma analysis of meteoroid impact ejecta, Stanford Meteor Environment and Effects Workshop, Stanford CA, July 16, 2015.
  • In-space robotic assembly of a modular telescope structure, Caltech Solid Mechanics Symposium, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, February 13, 2015.
  • Membrane packaging techniques for space applications, KNI/MDL Seminar Series, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, October 7, 2014.
  • Studying space rocks!, Summer Science Program, Socorro NM, July 14, 2014.
  • Medicine, meteoroids, and membrane structures, GALCIT Colloquium, Pasadena, CA, February 28, 2014.
  • Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas: toward weatherproof spacecraft systems, USNC-URSI NRSM student paper competition (1st place), Boulder CO, January 10, 2013.
  • Weatherproof spacecraft: Understanding the space environment and its effect on spacecraft systems, invited talk, JPL, Pasadena CA, January 4, 2013.
  • Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas: Toward weatherproof spacecraft systems, invited talk, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, November 28, 2012.
  • Hypervelocity impact studies on a nanosatellite, panel session at AIAA SPACE conference, Pasadena CA, September 13, 2012.
  • Understanding spacecraft electrical anomalies: Theory and experiments characterizing hypervelocity impact plasma dynamics (thesis defense), Stanford University, Stanford CA, June 8, 2012.
  • Understanding spacecraft failures by characterizing hypervelocity impact plasmas, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder CO, January 6, 2012.
  • Electrical effects of meteoroid and debris impact on spacecraft, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Meeting, Stanford CA, April 26, 2011.
  • Microgravity Deployment Test of an MMOD Impact Screen, CubeSat Developers' Workshop, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo CA, April 20, 2011.
  • An introduction to orbital mechanics, Shad Valley Program, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, July 1, 2009.
  • IRIS: Rapid development of a prototype rover, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Meeting, Stanford CA, April 28, 2009.


Teaching

Course Lectures

  • Introduction to the Space Environment, Asteroids, 2016
  • Classical Dynamics, Dynamics of rigid body motion, space and body cones, 2015
  • Classical Dynamics, Moments of inertia, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, 2014
  • Classical Dynamics, Lagrangeís equations, semi-holonomic constraints, 2013
  • Classical Dynamics, Dynamics of rigid body motion, Eulerís equations, 2012

Course assistantships

  • Mechanics, Autumn 2009
  • Introduction to Control Design Techniques, Autumn 2008
  • Spacecraft Design, Autumn 2007, Winter 2008, and Summer 2008
  • Space Mechanics, Spring 2008
  • Analysis of Structures II, Winter 2007
  • Classical Dynamics, Autumn 2006

Outreach

  • Stanford Young Astronauts Program
  • Shad Valley McMaster 2009

Other projects


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