Amin Djamshidpour is the co-founder and CEO of Koolock, Inc., a geo-data and remote sensing company focused on environmental and disaster monitoring. Before starting Koolock, Amin has co-founded Tetonsys, LLC and YSPM, LLC, which focused more on engineering services and promoting space science and education to schools by helping them launch their own satellites into space. He graduated with a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University in 2008. He worked for Space Systems Loral from 2008 to 2013 as a Mechanical Design Engineer in the solar array department, leading the manufacturing of solar panels and deployable products. His involvement in nano-satellite started in 2007 by participating as the first student investigator in a NASA research proposal joint project by UC Berkeley Space Science Lab and University of Kentucky when he designed and developed a deployable solar array with the ability of full functionality in 1g environment. In 2008, he was the recipient of the outstanding research award in Astronautics from San Jose State University for his research and development of thermal shielding of the re-entry vehicles, using phase change materials. His recent designed satellite, TuPOD, was launched and released from ISS in January 2017, carrying two smaller satellites (Tubesats) that were successfully deployed from the TuPOD three days later into low earth orbit. The TuPOD mission marked the first ever fully 3D printed nano-satellite deploying other smaller satellites into space independently. Amin is an associate fellow of SSPI (Society of Satellites Professional International) and a fellow of VLAB.
Co-Founder, CEO - Koolock, Inc.