Carlos E. Soares
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1989
Served on the AME Board of Advisors
Technical Group Supervisor - Contaminatin Control Engineering in the Propulsion, Thermal and Materials Engineering Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Area of expertise
Gasdynamics, computational fluid mechanics, propulsion, hypersonics and systems engineering
"At the University of Oklahoma, I had the honor and privilege to complete my Master’s under the mentorship of Dr. Maurice Rasmussen, and conduct research on waverider aerodynamics and the integration of a scramjet propulsion system for the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) Program. Dr. Rasmussen was a tremendous influence in my life, both professionally and personally.
I started my professional career with McDonnell Douglas, which later merged with Boeing. I worked on the International Space Station Program from conceptual phase, through requirements definition, design/re-designs (Space Station Freedom, Space Station Alpha and ISS), integration of the Russian Segment and elements from our International Partner elements (European Space Agency, Japanese Space Exploration Agency and the Canadian Space Agency), launch, on-orbit assembly, Space Station operations and science. I also worked on the Shuttle and Shuttle-Mir Programs, and on the integration of all Visiting Vehicles (Space Shuttle, Russia Progress and Soyuz, European ATV, Japanese HTV, SpaceX Dragon and Orbital/ATK Cygnus) on ISS.
Early in 2016 I transitioned to a new Technical Group Supervisor position with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (in the Propulsion, Thermal and Materials Engineering Section) where I work on planetary and deep-space missions. It is an exciting time to be at JPL with concurrent flagship missions (Mars 2020, Europa and Asteroid Robotic Redirect Missions) in design and development phases, along with several Discovery class and New Horizon missions."