Don Platt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Director of the Spaceport Education Center · Florida Tech

Dr. Platt's work has involved developing, testing and flying different types of avionics, communications and rocket propulsion systems.

Space Systems Rocket Propulsion Systems Deep Space Exploration Satellite Design Astrodynamics

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy · Planet Labs

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers

Ding-Yu Fei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Tsinghua University, China | Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University · VCU College of Engineering

Bioinstrumentation expert, theorizing the future of brain-computer interface-based devices

Development of new instruments for applications in telemedicine Development of brain-computer interface-based devices for patients with movement disorder Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for studies of vessel properties and vascular hemodynamics Ultrasonic imaging techniques for studies of cardiovascular dynamics Technologies for radiation oncology

Heidi Jo Newberg

Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies the formation and structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies

Physics Color Selection of QSOs Supernova Phenomenology Astronomy Galaxy Photometry

Dr. Marianne Mader

Managing Director, Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum · Co-Founder & Board Member, STEAMLabs Community Makerspace

Cultivating curiosity. Inspiring passion for exploration. Empowering people to engage with science & tech. www.mariannemader.com

Space Exploration Planetary Science Science Communication Maker Culture STEAM Education

Professor Lucy Berthoud

Professor of Space Systems Engineering · University of Bristol

Space exploration, space missions, interplanetary spacecraft, living on Mars and observing the Earth

Engineering Education Asteroids Mars Spacecraft Space

Paul Sutter

Professor of Astrophysics | Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics · The Ohio State University

Astrophysics expert, specializing in the emptiest regions of the universe

Astrophysics Big Bang Theory Space Exploration Intersections of Science and Art

Andrew Palmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Palmer's research interests include eavesdropping on bacterial 'conversations', Martian farming, and cell wall fragment-based signaling.

Astrobiology Ocean Engineering Biomedical Molecular Biology Biochemistry

Alexander MacDonald

Director - Emerging Space Office · NASA

Alexander MacDonald is recognized as an expert on the economic history of American space exploration.

Commercial Spaceflight Future of Space Exploration Space Policy

Rachael Seidler

Professor · University of Florida

Rachael Seidler researches the neural control of movement in health and disease, with a specific focus on motor learning.

Spaceflight Human Research Neuroplasticity Neuroscience and the Brain Cognitive Ageing Parkinson's

Gary M. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Atkinson specializes in microelectromechanical systems

Microelectromechanical Systems Biochip Smart materials Micro and Nanofabrication Energy Conversion Devices

Manasvi Lingam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Lingam's research interests are primarily within the transdisciplinary areas of astrobiology.

Planetary Science Plasma Physics Astrobiology Astrophysics

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Distinguished Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering; BS, San Diego State University; Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara · VCU College of Engineering

Bone, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, effects of space travel on bone and muscle, gap junctions, osteoblast, osteocyte, osteoclast

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Space Biology and Bioengineering

Jo Bower

Lecturer in Psychology · University of East Anglia

She researches the link between sleep, mood & mental health, examining how different aspects of sleep can influence our emotional responses.

Sleep Patterns Sleep and Mood Sleep and Emotional Responses Sleep Sleep and Mental Health

Peter Platzer

CEO · Nanosatisfi

CEO at Nanosatisfi, a visionary space exploration company

The Coming Revolution in the Satellite Industry Entrepreneurship in Europe and the Us Disruptive Innovation On the Example of the Space Industry

Richard J. Addante, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | School of Psychology · Florida Tech

Dr. Addante researches the cognitive neuroscience of memory, brain states and metacognition, and analog missions for space exploration.

Space Psychology Metacognition Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Human Memory