Samuel Wishnek
Ph.D. Student (2nd year)
Ann & H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Sam graduated with high distinction from UC Berkeley with majors in physics and astrophysics. He spent two summers interning at Schaeffler and the following three at Northrop Grumman Synoptics. At Synoptics he built optical systems for laser crystal metrology. Sam's research interests include the application of optical systems to spacecraft tracking, guidance, navigation, and control.