CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) and International Space Station National Lab: Research in Space for Earth Benefits

Nov 8, 2016  |  3:00pm | ESB 1001
Dr. C. Randy Giles
Chief Scientist at CASIS
Abstract

The US International Space Station National Laboratory is a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) platform for conducting research that requires the unique conditions in space.   Long-duration microgravity, vantage point for earth observation, and the extreme space environment are valuable for a broad range of investigations in the life and physical sciences.  CASIS is a non-profit entity established in 2011 through an act of Congress to manage 50% of the ISS NL in a cooperative agreement with NASA with the purpose of maximizing outcomes benefiting earth.  This talk will describe some of the current research activities managed by CASIS and the process of getting projects on station.

BiographyDr. C. Randy Giles is the Chief Scientist at CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) which manages 50% of the US International Space Station National Laboratory, to maximize the benefits from the scientific and technological projects on station. Before joining CASIS, Dr. Giles worked at Bell Laboratories on photonic devices and subsystems for lightwave networks, including the erbium-doped fiber amplifier and MEMS optical switches. During his 30-year tenure at Bell Labs, Dr. Giles led activities in quantum physics, data analytics, wireless technologies, and advanced photonics, and established a research laboratory in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Giles is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Engineering

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