Ash Mehan, Engineering Fellow, Aerospace
Ash Mehan, Engineering Fellow, Aerospace
At TE, our teams are working closely with customers to develop advanced connectivity for faster, safer aerospace travel and transport.

Ash is passionate about uncovering nature’s secrets. Over his career, Ash has focused on thinking through engineering challenges conceptually, looking particularly at how the dynamics of motion affect how things work and the possibility of getting more power and signal connectivity in complex systems. In his work designing high-performance wiring and cable solutions for aerospace applications, he spends a good deal of time thinking about how different materials can provide faster, lighter advantages without compromising must-not-fail technology required to power advanced aerospace systems. For Ash, solving problems effectively means understanding the requirements and working closely with engineers across TE as well as with customers to design and develop parts that deliver the kind of next-generation capabilities that both the customer – and sophisticated airline passengers – expect from today’s aircraft.

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Which technology challenges are you working to solve?

I am focused on designing and developing smaller, lighter electronics used in aerospace. I'm particularly interested in creating products capable of transmitting higher levels of power in small spaces. This includes battery-operated applications as well as high-power systems that require complex wiring to operate as expected.

 

The challenge in achieving this are two-fold: Ensuring the technology can deliver equivalent performance with smaller, lighter components; and solving to improve the strength of current insulating materials, to prevent conditions such as creep and abrasion damage, especially at elevated temperatures. Getting this right means developing components engineered for high-power transmission without corona and with high-temperature rating, particularly for molded parts and devices.

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What advancements are coming from solving these challenges?

We are increasing looking at how we can use new  composite materials in our products. This focus on materials and processing technology enables us to find new ways of putting more capacity into a material, through formulating, processing and crosslinking techniques. The result is more robust connectivity they can design into the things they build. At TE,  our teams are working closely with customers to develop advanced connectivity for faster, safer aerospace travel and transport.

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What inspires your problem-solving approach?

I am always thinking about why and how a particular solution might be falling short or how we can extend its capacity. I strive to find those aha moments that make innovation possible.

 

I was inspired early on, by my mentor and teacher, Dr. Dharam Vir, while pursing my BS ChE at Panjab University. He challenged me to think about molecules in motion, and how this affects everything around us and in industrial processes. His guidance helped me see what was possible and opened the door to thinking through problems conceptually as a path to finding the right solution.

Ash Mehan, Engineering Fellow, Aerospace
Ash Mehan, Engineering Fellow, Aerospace
At TE, our teams are working closely with customers to develop advanced connectivity for faster, safer aerospace travel and transport.

Ash is passionate about uncovering nature’s secrets. Over his career, Ash has focused on thinking through engineering challenges conceptually, looking particularly at how the dynamics of motion affect how things work and the possibility of getting more power and signal connectivity in complex systems. In his work designing high-performance wiring and cable solutions for aerospace applications, he spends a good deal of time thinking about how different materials can provide faster, lighter advantages without compromising must-not-fail technology required to power advanced aerospace systems. For Ash, solving problems effectively means understanding the requirements and working closely with engineers across TE as well as with customers to design and develop parts that deliver the kind of next-generation capabilities that both the customer – and sophisticated airline passengers – expect from today’s aircraft.

1

Which technology challenges are you working to solve?

I am focused on designing and developing smaller, lighter electronics used in aerospace. I'm particularly interested in creating products capable of transmitting higher levels of power in small spaces. This includes battery-operated applications as well as high-power systems that require complex wiring to operate as expected.

 

The challenge in achieving this are two-fold: Ensuring the technology can deliver equivalent performance with smaller, lighter components; and solving to improve the strength of current insulating materials, to prevent conditions such as creep and abrasion damage, especially at elevated temperatures. Getting this right means developing components engineered for high-power transmission without corona and with high-temperature rating, particularly for molded parts and devices.

2

What advancements are coming from solving these challenges?

We are increasing looking at how we can use new  composite materials in our products. This focus on materials and processing technology enables us to find new ways of putting more capacity into a material, through formulating, processing and crosslinking techniques. The result is more robust connectivity they can design into the things they build. At TE,  our teams are working closely with customers to develop advanced connectivity for faster, safer aerospace travel and transport.

3

What inspires your problem-solving approach?

I am always thinking about why and how a particular solution might be falling short or how we can extend its capacity. I strive to find those aha moments that make innovation possible.

 

I was inspired early on, by my mentor and teacher, Dr. Dharam Vir, while pursing my BS ChE at Panjab University. He challenged me to think about molecules in motion, and how this affects everything around us and in industrial processes. His guidance helped me see what was possible and opened the door to thinking through problems conceptually as a path to finding the right solution.