M.S., Management of Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2012)
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University (1991)
B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Michigan (1982)
Mr. Weidner has over 35 years’ experience in research and development engineering.
For the last two decades, he has designed, built, and delivered scientific instruments for numerous spaceflight missions. He has demonstrated the ability to lead international teams through the development of new technology for challenging environments which perform successfully on-orbit and lead to significant scientific discovery.
Currently, Mr. Weidner serves as the Project Manager for the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISʘIS) on the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission in which he manages instrument development effort occurring in seven different US institutions. The PSP spacecraft will fly within nine radii of the surface of the Sun to discover the fundamental links between the dynamic solar atmosphere and the solar wind, the mechanisms that heat the Sun’s corona and accelerate the solar wind, and the processes that energize and transport solar energetic particles.