Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

ENGINEER

Robb Gillespie

Senior Mechanical Technician III

Office: 1136 SRB
Phone: 764-6578
Fax: 763-5567
Email: rgillesp@umich.edu

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, The University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

 

Research

Builder of flight hardware, laboratory instrumentation, and rapid prototyping.

Skills:

  • Solid Modeling
  • Calibration test setups
  • Mechanical fabrication
  • High vacuum technology
  • Tool making

Personal Introduction

  • Flight Instruments
    • TIMED TIDI
    • Messenger-FIPS
    • GeoSTAR
    • LRR
    • Phoenix TEGA
    • MSL SAM
  • Other projects supported
    • PENGUIn Magnetometer
    • HiRAD
    • ADD
    • FASR
    • ASPS
    • MACE
    • S3FL CubeSat
    • Drake Astrophysics Laboratory
  • Technical Engineering Support
    • Eng450 Capstone multidisciplinary design course mentor
    • Wilson Center mentor
    • Electric Field Sensor development
    • MLTT and Renno Laboratory manager

Specializations and Research Interests

  • CAD/CAM
  • CNC and conventional machining
  • Miniature detailing
  • Vacuum system design, build

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Tool tip conductivity contact sensor and method - US Patent #6481939
Updated: 2009-03-16