Marco E Castillo

Marco E Castillo

  • SR. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
  • 301.286.4492
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 699
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: ATA AEROSPACE
  • Current Projects

    DAVINCI Venus Mass Spectrometer (VMS) Instrument

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

    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.

    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).

    Positions/Employment

    2019 - Present

    Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

    ATA Aerospace, Greenbelt, MD

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

    2016 - 2019

    Faculty Specialist

    University of Maryland / CRESST, Greenbelt, MD

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

    2014 - 2015

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, DeKalb, IL
    2012 - 2014

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

    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

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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