"Fire in Space"

Special Seminar to be given by Dr. Gregory T. Linteris, Payload Specialist Astronaut, Columbia STS-83 and STS-94, and Mechanical Engineer, Fire Science Division, NIST. Monday, October 23, 2006, 12:30 p.m., Resnik Lecture Hall, 1202 Glenn L. Martin Hall.

NASA’s Microgravity Sciences Missions STS-83 and STS-94 were the first space shuttle missions with a large emphasis on combustion science. Gregory Linteris helped perform over 150 combustion tests on these flights. In this talk he will share his experiences on his 20 days in orbit.

Dr. Linteris has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, an M.S. in Mechanical Design from Stanford University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton. He is currently on the research staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he is seeking improved fire extinguishing and retarding chemicals. He also is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University. He has a broad experience in energy and environmental research, with over one hundred technical publications. His specialty is combustion, but his motivation is to perform scientific research for the public interest. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

For more information, contact Prof. Sunderland (301-405-3095 or pbs@umd.edu)

Published October 12, 2006