Adam Carlson is a contributing writer and technical consultant for Control Automation. He is an aerospace engineer who works in mechanical design and does electrical engineering for fun. Outside of his role with Control Automation, Carlson is a Design Engineer for GE Aviation. He graduated from Arizona State University and has been employed in the aerospace industry since he was 12 years old when he started doing aircraft restoration. He is an aerospace engineer, but his favorite titles are that of husband and father. Adam views engineering as a license to learn. To him, engineering is not just a job but also a hobby and a passion.