[image-51]Mr. Gonzalez is currently the NASA Technical Fellow for Avionics and is resident at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Mr. Gonzalez began his NASA career in 1977 at the Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center) as a power system design engineer, where he designed, developed, and tested solar-electric power systems for deployment in underdeveloped countries in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (AID). In 1982 Mr. Gonzalez moved to a computer manufacturing industry where he worked as the test engineer manager supporting manufacturing facilities in California, Texas and the Caribbean. He worked with the manufacturing and assurance teams, and developed semi-automated and fully-automated test equipment ensuring the quality of the product while increasing the production output and saving millions of dollars. He joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1985, where he has held a variety of critical leadership roles in power electronics, electrical systems, instrument systems, and avionics systems.
His technical contributions to NASA's robotic science and human exploration missions include (but are not limited to): Avionics Systems Lead Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS) Express Logistic Carrier (ELC) Avionics System; Instrument Systems Engineer where he designed science instrument systems in collaboration with national and international partners; Electrical Systems Lead Engineer where Mr. Gonzalez performed the design, analysis, development, integration and test of the electrical system and flight electronics for the X-Ray Spectrometer (XRS) instrument (a joint scientific effort between the U.S.A and Japan); and the Power Electronics Design Engineer for the Power Systems Electronics (PSE) for the Nobel Prize Winner "Cosmic Background Explorer (CoBE)" as well as the designer of the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) used to test the CoBE PSE.
Mr. Gonzalez received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio.