Mr. David A. Sheikh
CEO at ZeCoat Corporation
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Large area coatings , Silicon cladding , Mirror coatings , Optical coating design , Vacuum coatings , Thermal control coatings
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David A. Sheikh is the founder and CEO of ZeCoat Corporation. While at ZeCoat Corporation, David has developed a new UV-enhanced protected silver coating for ground and space-based astronomy mirrors and instrumentation. He is currently working on new broadband coatings for FUV astronomy and silicon cladding for lightweight mirrors. In 2014, he developed the thermal control coating applied to the seismometer cover for the NASA InSight mission to Mars.

Prior to ZeCoat Corporation, David A. Sheikh, was a Chief Technologist at Surface Optics Corporation (SOC). During his 11 years at SOC, he developed the silver coating for the Kepler Space Telescope, the solar rejection filter for the NuStar Space Telescope and the silver coating for the ISIS high-altitude airship.
Publications (8)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Spectrographs, Cameras, Ultraviolet radiation, Imaging spectroscopy, Space telescopes, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Astronomical imaging, Optical instrument design, Ultraviolet telescopes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 29, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Lithium, Coating, Reflectivity, Space telescopes, Space mirrors, Aluminum, Deposition processes, Space operations

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 22, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Mirrors, Astronomy, Patents, Silica, Silver, Coating, Coating, Reflectivity, Space telescopes, Humidity, Optical instrument design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 2, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9574, Material Technologies and Applications to Optics, Structures, Components, and Sub-Systems II
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Polishing, Cladding, Argon, Ions, Silicon, Coating, Lightweight mirrors, Silicon carbide, Surface finishing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 12, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Electrons, Ions, Silver, Coating, Reflectivity, Space telescopes, Space mirrors, Humidity, System on a chip

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 20, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Optical filters, Mirrors, Visible radiation, Polymers, Dielectrics, Coating, Space telescopes, Mars, Laser communications

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