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Personnel Spotlight: LP Intern Stephen Lantin

Posted on Mon, Aug 21, 2017

LaunchPoint Technologies is very proud to be working with a group of highly skilled and motivated students. As part of our continuing personnel spotlight series, we'd like to introduce you to one of our interns:

Stephen Lantin is a rising third-year chemical engineering major at UC Santa Barbara with a penchant for process control and design.

Stephen joined LaunchPoint Technologies in January as an engineering intern, assisting in the quality assurance of LP’s Halbach array brushless DC motors. He was also responsible for the management of inventory for our Electric Tail Rotor contract with the US Navy. This summer, Stephen is interning for the Aerodynamics and Propulsion Branch of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, working remotely at LaunchPoint to test and characterize a motor controller for the Hybrid-Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST) project. The HEIST project aims to develop electric propulsion systems for the next generation of small aircraft.

Previously, Stephen has also worked as a technology marketing intern for UC Santa Barbara’s Office of Technology & Industry Alliances (the on-campus technology transfer office) and performed research on nanowire-based supercapacitors with the Penner Research Group at UC Irvine. In his spare time, you can find him absorbed in science fiction novels (Dune, Seveneves, and the I, Robot anthology are his favorites), on the hunt for the best stocks, or enjoying the outdoors in the typical Eagle-Scout fashion. He dreams of working in an interdisciplinary team that designs large-scale space habitats.