Dana Turse is the Director of Emerging Products at Roccor. In this role, Ms. Turse leads the charge on the development of advanced concepts for unique and challenging applications. Ms. Turse is an inventive mechanical engineer with over 17 years of experience in the design of High Strain Composite structures and deployment mechanisms. She is co-inventor on several patents involving deployable systems for use on spacecraft, including booms, solar arrays, and antennas. Ms. Turse is a co-investigator on NASA’s Solar Cruiser mission and looks forward to flying the largest solar sail ever!
Dr. Mark Lake is Chief Technology Officer at Roccor where he oversees technology and advanced product development efforts, multi-organization cooperative ventures, and strategic partnerships for technology capitalization. Dr. Lake started his career as a research engineer and program manager for NASA. He has published over 50 research publications in the field of aircraft and spacecraft structures and a book entitled, The Inventor’s Puzzle: Deciphering the Business of Product Innovation. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and an adjunct member of the graduate faculty of the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado.