Alex Shaland started his writing career in the 1990s, contributing articles and book chapters for several Penton Publishing periodicals and other publications. In addition to his own writing, Alex collaborated as an editor and photographer with his wife, Irene Shaland, in producing several books and articles published in numerous magazines in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and East Africa.
His new children’s book “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari: A Story of One Little Penguin who Wanted to Meet the Wild Animals of Africa” is a story told by a small South African penguin called Jackie who had a dream of visiting wild animals of Africa and learning about their appearances, behaviors, and characters.”
Find out more about “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari.”
His previous book “Suburbanites on Safari” is devoted to Africa and African wildlife that, in addition to being informative and entertaining, it aspires to support the effort to preserve and protect the animals with whom we humans share this planet. Learn more about Alex’s book “Suburbanites on Safari.”
Shaland’s second passion is travel and wildlife photography. His photographs have appeared in over 20 publications and online sources including Holiday Magazine (France/U.K.), The Boston Forward, Tikkun, ZEEK, Diarna Digital Heritage Mapping, Hackwriters (U.K.), IMAGE Magazine, ROMAR Travel, and other journals printed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Korea, and Kenya. I won a few awards, had several solo photography shows, and participated in group exhibitions organized in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Ohio.
During his long and successful engineering and management career, Alex developed his third passion—technical writing. He wrote close over forty technical articles on automotive systems, CAD, test and measurement, sensors, solar and wind power, electric motors, motion control, and sustainability published in Machine Design, Design World, Medical Design News, Motor Age, ECN, Motion System Design magazines and other publications.
While supporting several aerospace programs, Alex and his associates produced content for more than 200 documents for aerospace industry customers, including NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).
Alex Shaland is a contributor for the second edition of the AIAA “International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems” and “Signal Conditioning & PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook.”
Alex and his wife, arts and travel writer and popular lecturer Irene, always work as a team combining their skills and expertise when working on new books, magazine articles, lectures, and educational events.
Recipient of NASA SRT “Outstanding Contribution” award for expert support of the Space Station Redesign effort.
Recognized by Robert Bosch for contribution to 2014 rebranding programs.
Recipient of 2017 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Member Exhibition Award.
Recipient of 2018 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Member Exhibition Award.
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