Civil Servant Research Engineer, Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch (NESB-D313) at NASA’s Langley Research Center
Peter Juarez joined the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch (NESB-D313) at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 2015. He converted to a civil servant research engineer position after interning in the branch for two years. Prior to this position while earning his B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Southern Maine, Peter worked as a project engineer working on thermal and ultrasonic characterization and process quality control automation.
Since joining NASA, he has worked a wide range of aerospace nondestructive evaluation applications, including: inspection technique development for atmospheric reentry thermal protection systems, structural health monitoring sensor development, laser based non-contact guided wave inspections, thermal processing monitoring of automated fiber placement system, new composite defect standard development, and ultrasonic data reduction and mapping for large scale test articles.