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Ron Turner

Ronald Turner

Senior Science Advisor

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Dr. Turner is a Distinguished Analyst with Analytic Services Inc (ANSER). Dr. Turner has served as the Senior Science Advisor to the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program since 2010. For nine years he was the ANSER point of contact to its predecessor, the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), an independent institute charged with creating a vision of future space opportunities to lead NASA into the twenty-first century. He is an internationally recognized expert in radiation risk management for astronauts, particularly in response to solar storms. He participates in efforts to understand NASA’s requirements for operational space weather support. In 2021 he was selected to serve on NASA’s Space Weather Council, advising NASA on Space Weather research and operational support. Dr. Turner’s contributions to NASA were recognized with the award of the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal in 2015. His advanced degrees in Physics include a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.