November 8-11 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York

Speaker

Robert Braun

Dr. Robert D. Braun has over 25 years experience performing design and analysis of planetary exploration systems as a member of the technical staff of the NASA Langley Research Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research has focused on systems’ aspects of planetary exploration, where he contributed to the design, development, test and operation of several robotic space flight systems. At Georgia Tech, he serves as Director of the Space Systems Design Laboratory and leads an active research and educational program focused on the design of advanced flight systems and technologies for planetary exploration. In 2010-2011, he served as the NASA Chief Technologist with responsibility for the Agency's technology and innovation policy and programs. In this capacity, he led the creation of a spectrum of basic and applied technology programs designed to build the capabilities required for our nation's vibrant future in space. These efforts spanned technical, budgetary and policy aspects of NASA’s science, aeronautics and exploration missions. Dr. Braun received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State in 1987, M.S. in Astronautics from the George Washington University in 1989, and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 1996. He is an AIAA Fellow and the principle author or co-author of over 200 technical publications in the fields of atmospheric flight dynamics, planetary exploration, multidisciplinary design optimization, and systems engineering.
Robert Braun
Founding Chief Technologist, NASA