• Professor, Aerospace Engineering
  • John & Bea Slattery Chair
  • Director, Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston - 1983
  • M.S., Ceramic Engineering, University of Washington - 1976
  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering, University of Washington - 1971

Research Interests

    • Microgravity and Partial g Fluid Physics
    • Digital Human Modeling
    • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Spacesuit System Design
    • Space Systems Engineering
    • Engineering Education

Awards & Honors

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society John P. McGovern Medal - 2020
  • Non-Resident Fellow, Rice University‚Äôs Baker Institute of Public Policy, for Space Policy - 2019
  • George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Award - 2018
  • Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award - 2018
  • President, Association of Space Explorers (ASE) - 2016-2018
  • Elected to Omega Alpha Association, International Honor Society for Systems Engineering (INCOSE) - 2016
  • Elected to Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) Astronaut Hall of Fame - 2013
  • American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES): Norm Augustine Award For Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications - 2011
  • American Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Ralph Roe Award (Lifetime Achievement) - 2009
  • Elected Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAes) - 2006
  • Elected Fellow, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - 2006
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) - 2002
  • Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh (CorrFRSE) - 2001
  • NASA Fellow, Senior Managers in Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University - 2001
  • Elected Fellow, American Ceramic Society (ACerS) - 1993