Sean Clarke is a Senior Research Systems Development Engineer at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. He is Principal Investigator for NASA’s X-57 Maxwell aircraft electric propulsion technology demonstrator and a member of NASA’s Electrical Power Systems Capability Leadership Team. Before joining NASA, Mr. Clarke was a senior Operations Engineer at several U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric power plants. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Podcasts / Webinars
This webinar features an overview of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell, the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft (X-plane), and NASA’s first crewed X-plane in two decades. The presentation includes a discussion of the aircraft’s electric-propulsion-focused design and airworthiness process, as well as the X-57 team’s use of a “design driver” as a technical challenge, including a 500 percent increase in high-speed cruise efficiency, zero in-flight carbon emissions, and flight that is much quieter for the community on the ground.