Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Marco E Castillo

(SR. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER)

 marco.e.castillo@nasa.gov

 301.286.4492

Org Code: 699

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 699
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: AERODYNE INDUSTRIES

Current Projects


DAVINCI Venus Mass Spectrometer (VMS) Instrument

VMS Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) subsystem lead for the DAVINCI mission to Venus.


DRAGONFLY - Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer (DraMS) Instrument

MS-science team member for the DraMS Instrument for the DRAGONFLY mission to Saturn's moon, Titan.


Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (LITMS) Instrument

MS-science team member and field team lead for the Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (LITMS) instrument field testing campaign(s).


Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Instrument

MS-science team member for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) mass spectrometer instrument developed for the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars 2022 rover.

Positions/Employment


Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Aerodyne Industries, LLC - Greenbelt, MD

September 2022 - Present

Instrument development scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Environments Laboratory Code 699.


Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

ATA Aerospace - Greenbelt, MD

2019 - September 2022

Instrument development scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Environments Laboratory Code 699.


Faculty Specialist

University of Maryland / CRESST - Greenbelt, MD

2016 - 2019

Instrument development scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Environments Laboratory Code 699.


Graduate Research Assistant

Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences - DeKalb, IL

2014 - 2015


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences - DeKalb, IL

2012 - 2014

Education


Master of Science (M.S.), Geology.

Northern Illinois University, 2015

M.S. Thesis: Platinum and Nickel Partitioning between Sulfide and Silicate Melts as a Function of Sulfur Fugacity.


Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Geology.

Northern Illinois University, 2012

Publications


Refereed

Brinckerhoff, W. B., P. A. Willis, A. J. Ricco, et al. D. A. Kaplan, R. M. Danell, A. Grubisic, M. F. Mora, J. S. Creamer, A. Noell, J. C. Stern, C. Czopa, C. Freissinet, F. Kehl, K. Zamuruyev, C. T. Castle, J. Spring, T. Drevinskas, M. Badescu, M. S. Ferreira Santos, E. A. Jaramillo, F. Van Amerom, X. Li, M. E. Castillo, J. L. Eigenbrode, B. P. Theiling, R. C. Quinn, F. Stalport, A. Buch, and K. A. Zacny. 2022. Europan Molecular Indicators of Life Investigation (EMILI) for a Future Europa Lander Mission Frontiers in Space Technologies 2 760927 [10.3389/frspt.2021.760927]

Grubisic, A., M. G. Trainer, X. Li, et al. W. B. Brinckerhoff, F. H. van Amerom, R. M. Danell, J. T. Costa, M. Castillo, D. Kaplan, and K. Zacny. 2021. Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry at Saturn’s moon Titan International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 470 116707 [10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116707]