About Us

The Scientific Lightning Solutions Mission

SLS has unmatched talent from the scientifc, engineering, and lightning protection industries. In addition to mission-proven experience solving many of the most complex lightning protection challenges, SLS has access to the world's only live lightning test facility, proprietary analysis and design software, and exclusive fast-data acquisition and monitoring technologies and equipment. Our reach is nationwide and global.

Meet the SLS Team

Jennifer Morgan & Mark Morgan

Jennifer Morgan & Mark Morgan

President, Director of Operations
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The Morgans are owners of East Coast Lightning Equipment, Inc. (ECLE), a UL-listed lightning protection equipment manufacturer based in Connecticut, USA. ECLE is a prominent player in the North American lightning protection market and is recognized for its unwavering commitment to high-quality products, exceptional customer service, and definitive technical expertise. They maintain leadership roles within lightning protection standards and trade authorities including NFPA, UL, IEC, IEEE, LPI, LPI-IP, ULPA, and LSA.

Dr. Carlos Mata

Dr. Carlos Mata

Chief Technologist
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Dr. Mata received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. He was the lightning subject matter expert and technical lead of Kennedy Space Center's Advanced Electronics and Technology Development Laboratory for 12 years. He directed the program that designed the lightning protection and lightning instrumentation systems for NASA's Launch Complex 39B, perhaps the most sophisticated lightning protection and monitoring system in the world. Dr. Mata is the recipient of many awards, including NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal and the NASA KSC Engineer/Scientist of the Year Award. Dr. Mata has also worked extensively with the International Center for Lightning Research and Technology (ICLRT) to evaluate and refine lightning instrumentation systems used to monitor high-tech vehicles, payloads, and high-value assets at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, and other Department of Defense locations.

Dr. Dustin Hill

Dr. Dustin Hill

Lightning Scientist
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Dr. Hill received is Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. His research at the ICLRT focused on the mechanisms and physics of natural and triggered lightning leader propagation and ground attachment, including the related high-energy physics. Dr. Hill has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, more than 40 conference publications, and more than 20 technical reports. Dr. Hill spent four years working in Kennedy Space Center's Advanced Electronics and Technology Development Laboratory, where he specialized in the design and implementation of robust, highly-accurate lightning location systems, custom lightning monitoring systems, high-speed photographic and biological imaging systems, and electromagnetic sensors. Dr. Hill has extensive experience in custom software development with emphasis on lightning waveform and image analysis.

We Are Lightning Experts

The SLS Team has many decades of lightning monitoring, lightning protection, and lightning testing experience. We apply state-of-the-art lightning research to engineering solutions.

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