About

Alex Shaland travel writer and photographer

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 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. Click here to 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.


Awards

Alex Shaland's NASA award for supportin a space station program

Recipient of NASA SRT “Outstanding Contribution” award for expert support of the Space Station Redesign effort.

Robert Bosch award certificate presented to Alex Shaland for contribution to a rebranding program

Recognized by Robert Bosch for contribution to 2014 rebranding programs.

2017 Artists Archive of the Western Reserve award received by Alex Shaland.

Recipient of 2017 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Member Exhibition Award.

2018 Artists Archive of the Western Reserve award received by Alex Shaland.

Recipient of 2018 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Member Exhibition Award.


Contributions to Books Written by Other Authors

Cover of International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems. Alex Shaland contributed several chapters to this publication. _____ Cover of Signal Conditioning and PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook reviewed and edited by Alex Shaland _____Front cover of Irene Shaland's book The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories _____ Cover of Irene Shaland's book Tennessee Williams on the Soviet Stage


Some of the Publications Featuring Alex Shaland

Cover of Machine Design magazine containing Alex Shaland's magazine article. _____ Cover of Motor Age magazine containing Alex Shaland's magazine article._____ Cover of Medical Design magazine containing Alex Shaland's magazine article. _____ Cover of Design World magazine containing Alex Shaland's magazine article.

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