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Garrett Dooley

Garrett Dooley - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Garrett DooleyA recent graduate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Garrett has joined the Prometheus team as the first full time member of the team. He is a mechanical engineer.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Garrett graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 2003.  He was then accepted by Dalhousie into their Mechanical Engineering program, where he graduated with distinction in 2008.  His final year design project was the recipient of the 2008 APENS Senior Project Award.

Throughout his five years at Dalhousie, Garrett garnered much experience outside of his classtime.  Garrett's research experience incudes: working in Dalhousie's solar-thermal research lab, theoretical modelling for Dalhousie's Department of Engineering Mathematics, and working with the environmental awarness group of Defense Research & Development Canada Atlantic.

 

 

Prometheus News

Gamma II Vaporizes Steel

The LIFE Prometheus team inadvertently vaporized steel using the Gamma II prototype on the 10th of February 2010.  The test, which had initially been intended to be the first steel pour using Prometheus solar technology, quickly became the first vaporization of steel when the steel sample was left in the light focus for a couple extra minutes.  In the time between determining that the sample was ready to pour and preparing an appropriate sand bed for pouring, the steel completely vaporized.  All that was left when the contents of the crucible were dumped out was some slag, the steel had vaporized into thin air.

To read more on metal melting and the temperatures achieved click here.

 
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