Stephen Smith has been a designer of microwave hardware for 39 years, the last 7 of which were spent at Caltech as a research engineer under the direction of Dr. Sander Weinreb. His responsibilities included mentoring PHD and MS students, assisting with student-run experiments in the lab, managing the cryogenic amplifier production line, and designing cryogenic receivers for radio telescopes. Prior to Caltech, Stephen was the president of MMW Technology, Inc., which designed and built space qualified hardware for the Jet Propulsion Labs. Several current space missions are utilizing hardware that Stephen designed, more information is available on Stephen’s LinkedIn profile.
Ms. Denise L. Smith has an extensive background in behavioral sciences and currently runs the day to day operations of CMT.
Hector Navarrete started his career at the age of 17 at MMW Technology where he learned engineering tech skills like soldering, reading blueprints and building radiometers. He joined Caltech as a research and engineering technician at the same time that Stephen accepted the engineering position. Hector has spent the last 7 years at Caltech building cryogenic amplifiers and assisting the students in building their projects, he will bring his experience and vast technical expertise to CMT.