VSCL is proud to welcome two new graduate research assistants:
Esteban Gomez is a MEng student in the aerospace engineering department. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in December 2020. During his time as an undergraduate, Esteban assisted with sensor integration, as well as flight test validation of UAS (unmanned air systems) across multiple VSCL projects. He has been an active member of VSCL since Spring 2019 and will begin working on his masters in January 2021. Esteban’s main interests include flight test engineering, embedded systems, and aircraft dynamics.
Christopher Leshikar is a Ph.D. student in the aerospace engineering department. Chris has been an active member of VSCL since Spring 2017, working on non-linear multiple-time-scale control theory and system identification. As an undergraduate, he attained internships with the Texas A&M University System Office of Federal Relations and the Defense Intelligence Agency (cancelled due to COVID-19). Chris graduated with a B.S. in aerospace engineering with Engineering Honors in December 2020. As a Graduate Research Assistant, he will be researching control of nonlinear multiple time-scale systems, and online near real-time system identification, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.