Morgan Matheny


Student - Engineering



Morgan M. Matheny
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Objective	To obtain a full time position as an engineer or scientist in the aerospace industry
	Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics	May 2016
	(Concentration in Spacecraft Systems)
	Master of Science in Engineering Physics	May 2018

Project		Whistler Wave Propagation and Behavior in Van Allen	Daytona Beach, FL
Experience	Radiation Belts - Actively researching the movement and 	Aug 2015 - Present
interactions of low frequency whistler waves in the Van Allen radiation belts 
surrounding Earth. This is done in an effort to better understand how to guide low frequency waves through low, high, and gradient plasma fields. Research is done by processing Van Allen Probe satellite data and comparing it to Fortran simulations of wave propagation.
	NEEMO Free Space Optical Communications System –	Daytona Beach, FL
	Assisted in designing and building an optical system in CODEV	Aug 2015-Present
for the NASA NEEMO project to train astronauts in underwater and other extreme environments.  The system effectively expands and collimates a modulating light source then a receiver focuses the beam into a photodiode. The objective is to optimize the system and make it simple enough so that an astronaut (not necessarily an expert in the field) can pick up and use the device.

Work		ERAU								Daytona Beach, FL
Experience	IT Technician							Aug 2014 - Present
-	Provided technology support to both staff and faculty 		
-	Troubleshoot and solved software and hardware related issues involving advanced scientific software such as CATIA, Matlab, ANSYS, etc.  
Space Physics and Electromagnetics Grader 			Aug 2015 – Present 
-	Work in the Physical Sciences department as both a grader to professors and as an assistant in the labs 
University of Iowa
Research Assistant – Astronomy and Physics			May 2016 – Aug 2016
-	Assisted faculty in study of E&M waves in the magnetosphere
-	Performed data processing for Van Allen, THEMIS, and MMS satellites 
-	Performed data analysis to find low frequency waves propagating from the equatorial region of the magnetosphere

Software Skills: Matlab, C , CATIA, Fortran, CODE V, AGI STK 10, NASA orbit viewer