Manager, Payload Management Activity, NASA Ames
Dougal Maclise is the manager of the Payload Management Activity for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program
. As such, Maclise is responsible for soliciting, selecting and processing the payloads that will be flown by the Flight Opportunities Program.
Over the twenty-two years that he has worked at NASA, he has managed a wide variety of projects such as physiology experiment payloads for the Shuttle, the consolidation of seven resource tracking databases, a real-time imaging payload for the Solar-Powered Pathfinder UAV and the development of the Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics Testbed. For the last eight years he has focused on the systems engineering and application aspects of Integrated Systems Health Management while working on the Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle, Orbital Space Plane and the Constellation vehicles -- the Ares I and V rockets, the Orion crew vehicle and Altair lunar lander.
He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree in BioMedical Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento.