Senior Manager, Content, Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee
Sean Gaffaney a New Zealander, graduated from The University of Canterbury with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He started his career working at Science Alive! , a small interactive science center based in Christchurch, New Zealand. - Over the next twenty years his career path has taken him through different areas. From working with museums, science centers and exhibit contractors in places as far dispersed as the UK, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the USA. - In 2010 he moved to Abu Dhabi where he held the position of Senior Manager - Technical Services and Zayed National Museum Senior Project Manager for TCA, where he worked on the development of the Zayed National Museum, one of the signature Museum projects on Saadiyat Island. He is currently working on the development and construction of the Abu Dhabi Science Centre (ADSC) on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee.
Dr. Samuel Cubero
Full time academic at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Samuel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical Engineering, from the University of Queensland, Brisbane - Australia. He went on to complete his Ph.D. in Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), specializing in embedded controllers, robotic walking vehicles, simulation programming, force, speed and position controlled actuators. Today he is at the petroleum Institute, where he teaches several engineering subjects as well as being involved in research relating topics. His particular focus is on topics such as mechatronics, engineering education, machine design, CAD, 3D scanning, and machine vision, walking vehicles, and exoskeleton robot suits as well as the development of commercial products. He has taught and lectured on a wide variety of subjects, in the areas of 2D and 3D CAD (Engineering Graphics), mechatronics (designing, building and controlling custom-made mobile robots, robot arms and embedded systems), automation and motion control, machine design and manufacturing. You can view videos and some of his past research work at www.samcubero.com.