Jan Stupl is a Technical Lead in the Project and Programs directorate at NASA Ames. He supports the Small Spacecraft Technology program in both program and project management roles. He currently is lead systems engineer for the CubeSat Laser Infrared CrosslinK Mission (CLICK) mission and supports the Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator series of CubeSat missions. He is also a technical monitor for several external technology development projects conducted by partners in academia and industry. In the past, Jan led technology development activities in Ames’ Mission Design Center (including LightForce, debris collision avoidance with photon pressure) and led mission concept studies as a project manager. Jan received his PhD in laser physics from University of Hamburg and was a postdoc at the Center for International Security & Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University before joining NASA.

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