Shawn Kilpatrick was named Cleanroom Equipment Technician of the ASRC in November 2014. In this role, he will work to keep the cleanroom and its equipment operating smoothly and assist researchers in utilizing the equipment.
Shawn is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where he earned a BS in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics and a BA in English and Philosophy. While at the university, he assisted with research in astrophysics fostering a lasting fascination with the subject. In his leisure he enjoys running, watching classic films and reading, with particular interests in the works of Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut and Vladimir Nabokov.
- 2014 – Current: Cleanroom Technician, ASRC