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NASA Space Technology Research Fellows—2014 Class
July 30, 2014
Student Host Univeristy Research Topic
Albertson, Theodore California Institute of Technology
 
Microfluidic Array of Externally Fed Electrospray Thrusters for Micro-Propulsion
 
Andersen, Allen Utah State University
 
Enhanced Predictions of Time to Critical Dielectric Breakdown of Materials under Prolonged Exposure to Space Plasma Environments
 
Aziz, Jonathan University of Colorado, Boulder
 
Low-Thrust Many-Revolution Trajectory Optimization
 
Bartels, Joseph Carnegie Mellon University
 
Roving in the Permanently Shadowed Regions of Planetary Bodies
 
Bennett, Trevor University of Colorado, Boulder
 
Electrostatic Detumble of Space Objects
 
Bertagne, Christopher Texas A&M University
 
Variable Geometry Radiators Using Shape Memory Alloys
 
Betancourt-Martinez, Gabriele University of Maryland, College Park
 
Focal Plane Development for the Transition-Edge EBIT Microcalorimeter Spectrometer
 
Blette, David Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Vehicle Staging Analysis of the Transition to Supersonic Retropropulsion during Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing
 
Bodenschatz, Cameron Clemson University
 
A Combined Density Functional Theory and Monte Carlo Approach for Quantifying Catalytic Energies in a Liquid Environment
 
Chait, Sean Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Small Satellite Proximity Operations Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Bed Development
 
Chaudhuri, Saptarshi Stanford University
 
Quantum-Limited Amplifiers for Detector Arrays on NASA's Inflation Probe
 
Dale, Ethan University of Michigan
 
Investigation of the Hall effect thruster breathing mode and spoke mode instabilities in the very near field
 
Dane, Andrew Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors for High-Data-Rate Deep-Space Optical Communication
 
Friesen, Jeffrey University of California, San Diego
 
Modular Joints for Soft Robots
 
Friss, Adam Colorado State University
 
Cavity Enhanced Thomson Scattering Diagnostic for Electron Measurements in Weakly Ionized Discharges
 
Goldfinger, David Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
The Micro-X X-ray Imaging Spectrometer
 
Hall, Scott University of Michigan
 
Characterization of a 100-kW Three Channel Nested Hall Thruster
 
Harrington, Kathleen Johns Hopkins University
 
Polarized Microwave Background Technologies for Inflationary Gravitational Wave Detection
 
Hayes, Kathryn Vanderbilt University
 
Establishing a quantitative relationship between ion and pulsed-laser induced single event soft errors in advanced semiconductor devices
 
Headrick, Robert Rice University
 
Scalable solution processing of pristine carbon nanotubes for self-assembled, tunable materials with direct application to space technologies
 
Higdon, Kyle University of Texas at Austin
 
Application of the MCMC Method for the Calibration of DSMC Parameters to NASA EAST Results for Ionizing, Radiating Hypersonic FLows
 
Holquist, Jordan University of Colorado Boulder
 
"Direct Generation of Oxygen via Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in an Ionic Liquid"
 
Holt, Joshua SUNY, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
 
Resistive memory devices for radiation resistant non-volatile memory
 
Iacchetta, Alexander University of Rochester
 
Astro-Interferometric Modeling and Spatio-Spectral Reconstruction
 
Jenett, Benjamin Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Topological Optimization and Automated Construction for Lightweight Structures
 
Johnson, Steven University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Automated Task Monitoring, Feedback and Training for Critical Missions
 
Kruse, Corey University of Nebraska - Lincoln
 
Heat Transfer Enhancement and Thermal Management for Space Applications Employing Femtosecond Laser Processed Metallic Surfaces with Micro/Nanostructures
 
Ku, Li Yang University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
Integration of Robotic Perception and Action
 
Lasota, Przemyslaw Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Developing an Adaptive Robotic Assistant for Close-Proximity Human-Robot Interaction in Space Environments
 
Leibowitz, Matthew California Institute of Technology
 
Hypervelocity Expansion Tube Studies of Blunt Body Aerothermodynamics in CO2
 
Li, Richard Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Hierarchical Composites with Nanostructured Reinforcement for Multifunctional Aerospace Structures
 
Markon, Ian South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
 
Characterization of Printed Components Under Space Conditions
 
Meier, Eric Purdue University
 
Flame Propagation in a Dump Combustor with Shear Layer Excitation
 
Mela, Christopher University of Akron
 
"A Miniature Multimodal Imaging System for Medical Diagnostics and Interventions in Space"
 
Mousavi, Aliyeh Stanford University
 
Development of a mechanically versatile bioreactor system as a cellular microgravity countermeasure for regenerative medicine applications
 
Olson, Aaron University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Lunar Volatiles Extraction Technology for Future Fusion Power and Multi-Outpost Scale Human Space Exploration
 
Otis, Richard Pennsylvania State University
 
Computational design of an additive manufacturing process to produce tailorable, multifunctional gradient alloys
 
Owens, Andrew Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Quantifying the Value of Resilience in Long-Duration Space Systems
 
Pendleton, Megan University of California Berkeley
 
Ductility of Individual Trabeculae as a Measurement of Bone Quality to Predict Risk of Fracture
 
Plucinsky, Paul California Institute of Technology
 
Liquid Crystal Elastomer Membranes and the Wrinkling Instability
 
Richardson, Ian Washington State University
 
Hydrogen-Helium Mixtures: Fundamental Measurements, Neutral Droplet Buoyancy, Evaporation, and Boiling
 
Riesing, Kathleen Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Two-Stage Approach to Path and Attitude Planning for Reconfigurable Spacecraft
 
Riggs, A J Eldorado Princeton University
 
Optimal Electric Field Estimation for Exoplanet Imaging Observatories in Space
 
Sidor, Adam Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Development of Conformal Ablative Thermal Protection Material and Fabrication Process
 
Stanchfield, Sara University of Pennsylvania
 
Developing Kinetic Inductance Detectors for the Balloon‐borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope –BLAST
 
Storey, Jedediah Florida Institute of Technology
 
Experimental, Numerical and Analytical Characterization of Slosh Dynamics Applied to In-Space Propellant Storage, Management, and Transfer
 
Swenson, Travis Stanford University
 
Leveraging Chaos in Continuous Thrust Trajectory Design
 
Tabib, Wennie Carnegie Mellon University
 
Automated Precision Maneuvering and Landing in Extreme and Constrained Environments
 
Talmor, Michal Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
Study of Micro/Nano Scale EDH-Driven Flow Distribution Control and Heat Transfer Enhancement for Thermal Control Systems
 
Truong, Hieu Texas A&M University
 
Creating and Understanding Hybrid Interfaces of Multifunctional Composite Laminates for Extreme Environments
 
Vadhavkar, Nikhil Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Modular portable life support system (PLSS) to increase EVA mobility and reduce consumables
 
Vecchioni, Simon Columbia University
 
BioWires: DNA-based nanowires for conductivity-enhanced, self-assembling nanoelectronics
 
Watterson, Michael University of Pennslyvania
 
Monocular SLAM for Smart SPHERES
 
Willits, Jared Purdue University
 
Performance Characterization of Alternative Hypergolic Propellants
 

 

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