Dr. Reeves is a Materials Scientist in the Science and Technology division at the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. In this role, he supports physical science research projects conducted on the ISS, with an emphasis on materials science. Dr. Reeves has been involved in the program development of the ISS National Lab’s rollout of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Program. As part of this program, he provides technical content for requests for proposals (RFPs); coordinates science reviews; and supports microgravity workshops, reports, and publications. He has a passion for research and technology development and a drive to demonstrate the utility of the ISS as an exceptional research platform.
Dr. Reeves has been an experimental researcher in materials science for more than 13 years. His research at the University of Florida investigated scalable separation techniques of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), as well as the synthesis of single-walled CNTs by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth. His doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst investigated novel synthesis techniques for the scalable, templated production of compound semiconducting nanoparticles (i.e., quantum dots) using directed self-assembly of templating nanostructures. He then proposed and won numerous SBIR grants as a principal investigator at a defense contractor company. In this role, Dr. Reeves’ interests encompassed harnessing solid-state physics at the nanometer length-scale for energy applications. He also led the advanced and additive manufacturing technology development at a high energy electron accelerator facility for materials development for Department of Defense and Department of Energy grants.
- Chemical Engineering, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013
- Chemical Engineering, B.S., University of Florida, 2008