My name is Jonathan R Gross* but I go by Jack. I’m an aerospace/mechanical engineer with a passion for spaceflight, transportation, and power generation.  I came to California for grad school at USC, where I received a masters in aerospace engineering with a focus on fluid dynamics.  Since then I’ve been working in the aerospace and transportation industries.

I’m originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where I grew up in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.  In addition to my professional interests, I’m also enthusiastic about tabletop role playing games, surfing, and craft projects from electronics to costuming.

*There’s no period after the ‘R’ because R is not an initial.  My middle name is simply the letter R.  There is a weird story behind that but I do not wish to go into it here.