ISS Research & Development Conference

Conference Website

-- July 12-14, 2016 in San Diego --


Tuesday, June 17


Mike Suffredini, Manager, ISS Program Office, NASA JSC

Greg Johnson, President and Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Results and Outlook for Data Through 2024,
Nobel Laureate Professor Samuel Ting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plenary 1:  Most Compelling Results from the ISS in 2013

A Microfluidic, High Throughput Protein Crystal Growth Method for Microgravity – Carl Carruthers, Jr., NanoRacks, LLC

Microgravity Arrests Host Immunity in vitro: Multi Omics Approach – Nabarun Chakraborty, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research

Integrated Cardiovascular Results – Jeffrey Hastings, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Taking Consumer Product Design to Entirely New Heights – Matthew Lynch, The Procter and Gamble Company

Life Sciences Changes in Microgravity

Cellular Level Changes, Julie Robinson, Chief Scientist, ISS Program, NASA JSC

Whole Organism Level Changes – Tara Ruttley, ISS Associate Program Scientist, NASA JSC

Physical Sciences Changes in Microgravity

Combustion and Fluid Physics – Kirt Costello, ISS Assistant Program Scientist, NASA JSC

Materials Science – Martin Volz, Materials Science Principal Investigator, NASA MSFC            

ISS Orbit and Ground Track

Applicability for Earth Observation, Astrophysics and Heliophysics – Rod Jones, ISS Research Integration Office Manager, NASA JSC

Funding Options and Approaches 

Mike Read, Manager, ISS National Lab Office, NASA JSC

Sharon Conover, Manager, ISS NASA Research Office, NASA JSC

Plenary 2:  Biotechnology, Health and Education

Microbes, Microgravity and Microvirulence – Timothy Hammond, Duke University School of Medicine

Understanding the Effects of Long-Duration Space Flight on Astronaut Functional Task Performance – Jacob Bloomberg, NASA JSC

Zero Robotics: ISS Programming Challenge  – Alvar Saenz-Otero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students) – Karen Flammer, Sally Ride Science, Inc.

Wednesday, June 18

Plenary 3:  ISS - Pathway to Mars

ISS to Mars Exploration – William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA HQ

ISS Science and Exploration – Gale Allen, NASA Deputy Chief Scientist, NASA HQ

ISS Technology and Exploration – David Miller, NASA Chief Technologist, NASA HQ

James Reuther, Deputy Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA HQ

Plenary 4:  Top Engineering Development and Technology Maturation Focusing on Commercial and Exploration Applications 

Liquid Sloshing Behavior in Microgravity with Application to Spacecraft Propulsion Systems – Gabriel Lapilli, Florida Institute of Technology

Amine Swingbed Payload Technology Demonstrations – Jeff Sweterlitsch, NASA JSC

Thursday, June 19

Plenary 5:  Top Discoveries in Microgravity

Global Lightning and Sprite Measurements on Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM-GLMIS): First Qualitative Nadir Observations of Lightning and Transient Luminous Events – Mitsuteru Sato, Hokkaido University

Breathing Modes in Cellular Interface Pattern Formation – Rohit Trivedi, Iowa State University

Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE): Overview, Accomplishments and Future Needs – Kim de Groh, NASA GRC

Getting There and Back

Orbital Sciences Corporation – Frank Culbertson

SpaceX – Joshua Brost

Boeing – Tom Mulder 

Blue Origin Erika Wagner

Entrepreneurship on the ISS – Case Studies

D-Orbit – Luca Rossettini

Benevolent Technologies – Jeremy Jo

Kentucky Space – Kris Kimel

Zero Gravity Solutions – Rich Godwin

HNu-Photonics – Dan O’Connell 

Terminal Velocity Aerospace – Dominic DePasquale