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Researcher Kolasinski, Robert
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Great Benefit ♦ Vast Expertise ♦ Research Project ♦ Advanced Propulsion Group ♦ Graduate School Career ♦ Jay Creativity ♦ Dan Goebel ♦ Rewarding Experience ♦ Technical Aspect ♦ Future Colleague ♦ Lee Johnson ♦ Erik Antonssen ♦ David Goodwin ♦ Great Deal ♦ Creative People ♦ Academic Advisor ♦ Electric Propulsion ♦ Fred Culick ♦ Research Advisor ♦ Jay Polk ♦ Core Idea ♦ Paul Bellan ♦ Thesis Committee Member ♦ Daily Basis ♦ Valuable Resource
Abstract During the past five years I have been at Caltech, I have always considered myself very fortunate in two respects. First, I have been able to work on projects that I found interesting and challenging. More importantly, however, I have also had the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented and creative people on a daily basis, and these interactions have made my graduate school career a rewarding experience. First, I am grateful to Jay Polk, my research advisor in the Advanced Propulsion Group at JPL for all of his advice and mentorship. Jay’s creativity and insight was of great benefit to my own work. I can only hope that I will be able to serve my future colleagues this well. Both Dan Goebel and Lee Johnson gave a great deal of their own time to me in helping me formulate many of the core ideas in my thesis. Their vast expertise and experience in electric propulsion was a tremendously valuable resource for me (and the rest of our group as well.) I am also thankful for Prof. Fred Culick for serving as my academic advisor at Caltech, and giving me the opportunity to pursue research projects with JPL. I would also like to acknowledge all of the assistance of my thesis committee members, David Goodwin, Paul Bellan, and Erik Antonssen. A number of individuals were helpful with some of the more technical aspects of the work
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Publisher Date 2007-01-01