Dr. Sean Casey is a Senior Scientist with USRA's SOFIA program since 1997 and has served as the management and technical lead for SOFIA's science instrument development program, lead for science instrument integration and commissioning, and science liaison for the review of system level requirements for SOFIA's final operating capability. Prior to joining USRA, Dr. Casey was a Principal Scientist for Hughes STX in NASA Goddard's Infrared Astrophysics Branch with a focus on infrared instrumentation and observations aboard NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory and the National Science Foundation's Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica. While at Goddard, Dr. Casey's work was recognized as an example of NASA's goal for "more efficient and cost effective methodologies to [instrument] design and construction..." and resulted in several Center and Agency group achievement awards. Dr Casey is a co-author on over 34 science publications and has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and dual MBAs from the Berkeley Haas and Columbia Schools of Business.
Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Space Center