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Dr. Carlos O. Maidana

United States contact address
2885 Sanford Ave SW #25601
Grandville, MI  49418
United States of America

France contact address

CDV 59146
350, chemin du Pré Neuf
38350 La Mure

Professional info

Dr. Maidana is a physicist and research engineer with 21+ years of international experience in research, design and development. His experience spans cross disciplinary projects covering the whole design and development cycle: concept studies, design, modeling, simulation, fabrication, testing and optimization using different theoretical, computational and experimental techniques as well as managing working groups and test facilities.


Dr. Maidana can integrate, develop and coordinate different types of knowledge and techniques that the modern cross-disciplinary projects requires. In this way, creative and proactive thinking beyond the standard discipline structures are between the characteristics that he has being developing over the years.


His capabilities for innovating, introducing new technologies, increasing efficiency and productivity, or generating new products or services, together to his strong team building abilities and leadership are among the qualities that characterize his management and entrepreneurial skills. He is an impassioned team leader who mentors with purpose and understands that strong working relationships create great teams and produce exceptional results. 




French (intermediate)

International experience. Countries of residency

United States





Key experience

Dr. Maidana was a research designer in projects for the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the U.S. Department Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense, the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), for the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) and for the Measurements and Control Engineering Research Center (MCERC).

He has 18+ years of experience in computational engineering sciences (design, modeling and simulation – CAD/CAE/CAM) and multi-physics analysis. Experience on large international projects. More than 20 years of experience in Informatics & Communications Technology (ICT), 20+ papers and technical articles. He is a referee for international scientific journals and government organizations as well as for funding bodies and he is a contributor and consultant for the scientific-technical media.

Dr. Maidana is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) serving at the Future & Nuclear Flight Propulsion Technical Committee and he serves as a scientific officer for the Mars Society Switzerland. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical society (APS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).



CV in English

CV en Castellano (CV in Spanish)


Biography (1 Page - English)

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2010 - present

2010 - present

Basic Education
Washington State University, USA

2008 - 2009

Post-doctoral certificate, Applied Engineering (Space Nuclear Systems)

Idaho State University, USA

2005 - 2007

Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science/Physics

Michigan State University, USA

2002 - 2004

Master of Science in Physics

Universidad Tecnologica Nacional - INSPT, Argentina
​1996 - 1999

Bachelors degree in Physicis and Applied Physics

U.S. Small Business Administration, USA 

Certificates in Research Comercialization and Small Business Administration

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