January 10, 2024

Dr. Brandon Denton Joins Rubicon as Principal Engineer

Dr. Brandon Denton Joins Rubicon as Principal Engineer

Rubicon Space Systems's is excited to announce our most recent new hire. Dr. Brandon Denton joins our ranks as our Principal Propulsion Engineer.  

Brandon brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the Rubicon team. Most recently, Brandon was an Aerospace Engineer Senior Technical Specialist at Arcfield where he assisted developing their business strategy in hypersonics, supported hypersonic weapon testing, and ideated new data acquisition and analysis technologies for the US Government. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at MOOG Space and Defense Group reaching the position of Senior Design Engineer for Rockets and Propulsion Systems. In this role, he led the design and development of next generation rocket engines for various propellants, thrust classes & mission requirements. He also worked to incorporate additive manufacturing, advanced data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies into the development workflow.  Before Moog, Brandon had 5 years as a Thermal Engineer at AMPAC In-Space Propulsion (ISP) where he performed thermal, structural, and CFD analyses and created models of monopropellant and bipropellant thrusters and propulsion systems.

Brandon conferred his PhD in Mechanical Engineering for Geometry Aware Mesh Topologies and was awarded the MAE Alumni Achievement Early Career Award from the University of Buffalo’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has published a paper on the development and demonstrated performance of new 25 lbf. Hydrazine and MMH thrusters and is working on his second paper outlining the Geometry Aware Mesh Topology technology developed during his dissertation work and which resides in the PETSc computational library.

He lives in Madison, AL with his wife and children. Brandon enjoys working on his house, hiking with his family, and watching soccer and football on the weekends. 

Welcome to the team, Brandon!