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See The Assen T1
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018
Date: July 23-29, 2018
EAA Fly-In Convention Grounds (located adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport)
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Assen LLC has been awarded a spot at what is considered by many to be the “mecca” of aviation events; EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This honor was granted based on the promising technology and unique design of the Assen A1 prototype. We will be unveiling our prototype at the show, so if you want to get an up close look, you won’t get a better chance than at Oshkosh.
Meet the Development Team
The Assen team of dedicated dreamers are working to make your dream of personal air sport transportation a reality.
Founder & CEO
Assen Andonov Founder & CEO
At thirteen Assen built his first airplane, started gliding at 15, parachute jumping at 17 and flying powered aircraft at 18. At 23 he co-founded a company that designed and manufactured numerous types of airplanes. At 25 he started a company for B2B imaging solutions that grew to become the market leader in the field. For the last two and a half years he’s been developing the Wasp T1 VTOL personal aircraft. This aircraft is significantly more energy efficient and safe than all known competition. Assen is also a commercial pilot and a former management consultant, well versed in growing businesses and actualizing dreams.
Dr. John Gibson
Dr. John Gibson, Electrical Engineer
As the Electrical Engineer of Assen Aeronautics, Dr. John Gibson, obtained his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, FL and recently his Doctorates in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Gibson’s dissertation focused on radio frequency antenna engineering and polymer material science, allowing him to publish multiple journal and conference papers and be awarded 2 fellowships. Outside of academia, Gibson is a member and producer for the Miami-based hip hop band Apt.5, and part owner of a Capoeira academy, teaching Brazilian martial arts to both kids and adults. Over the summer, Dr. John Gibson’s will be relocated to Fairborn, Ohio, where he will work at the Air Force Research Laboratory as an electronics engineer, building countermeasure systems to protect military planes and helicopters from missiles.
Marcus Herndon, Mechanical Engineer
As the Mechanical Engineer and Marketer of Assen Aeronautics, Marcus Herndon, obtained his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA and Masters at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Currently he is a Ph.D Candidate at FIU researching composite gel-polymer electrolytes on lithium-air batteries. Throughout academia, Herndon has been awarded 5 fellowships (including the NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship with his teammates) and a variety of scholarships and awards, allowing him to publish past works and travel as far as Perth, Australia to present his research findings in alternative energy. Outside of academia, Herndon is the creator of the drinking game Choosin, a game which combines Ring of Fire and BS, forcing players to improvise for their personal advantage. Herndon is also the founder of the event organization Black Miami, and is the co-founder, engineer and MC of the Miami-based hip hop band Apt.5.
Lamar Burton, Electrical Engineer
Another Electrical Engineer of Assen Aeronautics, Lamar Burton, obtained his Bachelors in Agricultural Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and is graduating with his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University in Miami, FL Spring 2018. His research focuses on biological nano-scale electro-mechanical system fabrication. During his graduate journey, Burton has published multiple papers, been awarded 2 fellowships, presented research in Canada and was awarded a travel grant to attend a Future Genetics Conference in France in March 2018. Outside of academia, Burton is the co-founder, producer, engineer and fellow MC of the Miami-based hip hop band Apt.5. Burton plans to continue on in academia Fall 2018, and pursue a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University.
Nick Shisnenkov, Software Engineer
During his years at the University of Sofia studying theoretical physics, Nick was involved in multiple on-campus activities including an early research in neural network simulations in the context of complex problem solving, numerical methods and simulations of dynamic systems. His passion for programming led him to further his studies in Information technologies at New Bulgarian University. To support himself while studying, he started developing games and interactive apps for the web early on. Due to the high demand for interactive experiences his practice rapidly expanded in to a successful software development and consultancy business catering blue chip clientele of the Fortune 500s since 2003.