Don George

Current Position: Southwest Research Institute – Staff Scientist in SwRI Space Sector, Space Research Division

Current and Recent Activities:

  • Dr. George is involved in Space Based Missions and Instrumentation: from concept to proposal thru development and deployment. Everything is fair game, from rocket instruments, to satellites, to Lunar instruments and more.
  • Dr. George is currently Principal Investigator of the LACE II instrument package being developed for Artemis IV.  He is currently developing a Lunar Surface Observatory (LSO), with SwRI internal funding, and a Software Defined Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (ENABLE) under NASA DALI grant.  Combining these two results in the LACE II astronaut deployed instrument.
  • Systems Engineer, development phase, CoDICE Instrument for IMAP Mission
  • Systems Engineer ACI Instrument, TRACERS Mission
  • Project Mission Engineer for the secondary payload, CuSP CubeSat on Artemis I
  • Upgrade of the EPIC lab motion control system to a hexapod.
  • Instrument Engineer for the THEA neutral particle instrument.

Dissertation Title: Particle-In-Cell Simulations of Energized Oxygen in the Magnetotail

Dissertation Advisor: Jörg-Micha Jahn

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Publications: Google Scholar