Before Canopy, Garrett was a Research Engineer at Cornerstone Research Group (CRG), Inc. At CRG, Garrett contributed to the development and maturation of novel material systems and manufacturing processes for use with high-temperature systems and extreme environments. During his time at CRG, Garrett worked extensively in the field of thermal protection systems (TPS), implementing advanced ceramic matrix composites (CMC) and ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC) for hypersonic applications. His additional technical merits include optimizing novel elastomer insulations for extreme oxidizing and erosive environments, as well as designing 3D printable thermosets for reusable re-entry heat shields.
Garrett led numerous SBIR/STTR Ph I and Ph II programs, managed private contracts, and supervised technology transition activities. Most notably, Garrett was a key contributor with the commercialization and transition of CRG’s MG resin technologies to Karman Space & Defense in 2022.
As an Advanced Programs Engineer, Garrett will be responsible for leading SBIR/STTRs and maturing Canopy’s technology to higher TRL/MRL levels. Garrett will also be supporting with setting up our new manufacturing facility and developing new processes/materials for custom TPS solutions.
Garrett has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. During his time at Dayton, Garrett worked as a Student Engineer with the Additive Manufacturing Group at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and had multiple co-op rotations with the company, Parker Hannifin. Through his student employment, Garrett’s gained experience with metal and plastic additive processes, advanced repair processes, such as HVOF and cold spray, and traditional, high-rate manufacturing. Garrett’s senior design project investigated using an advanced composite manufacturing technique, called tailored fiber placement (TFP), to improve fiber pull-out strength for composite lap joints.
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