Mike created Bangham Engineering in 2006 after a long career with McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing, leading advanced system development activities for the Phantom Works. Over time, he has created a company that develops data and systems to make launch vehicles and spaceflight safer. Mike strongly believes in using a knowledgeable blend of testing and simulation to gain insight into space systems operating at or near the physical limits of designs.
As a principal engineer at BEi, Dr. Reveles has been instrumental in developing simulation capability to predict fragment distribution from launch vehicle accidents and explosive tests. She has led various component and system level engineering design and execution efforts towards LOX/LNG explosive gas and cryogenic propellant blast testing. She is involved in the in-depth analysis of pressure, temperature and fragment blast data that will be useful in establishing safety standards of LOX/LNG propellant mixtures. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering.
Lauren had extensive experience working in research and development in materials science as a chemical engineer before coming to Bangham Engineering. She specializes in hands on design and process improvement. Lauren graduated with her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University.
Arik Schwartz’s background is in vehicle repair and welding. As the lead technician at Bangham Engineering, Arik has been a key contributor to the installation of testing infrastructure. He is also Bangham Engineering’s lead high speed photographer.
Before starting at Bangham Engineering, Kent worked at several small aerospace firms designing and testing electrical and avionics systems for the Marshall Space Flight Center. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alabama where he worked with the Space Hardware Club to develop and deploy CubeSat payloads into orbit. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Auburn University.