In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. orbital segment of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National Laboratory in order to maximize access to the ISS for diverse users, accelerate the commercial development of space, and inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was awarded a cooperative agreement in 2011 and tasked with facilitating utilization of the ISS National Lab asset for the benefit of U.S. taxpayers.
In accordance with NASA Cooperative Agreement #80JSC018M005, the ISS National Lab User Advisory Committee (UAC) will provide CASIS with user input and perspective about the management of ISS National Lab resources. The UAC consists of individuals representing organizations that have formal agreements with either NASA or CASIS to utilize the U.S. segment of the ISS or provide commercial services to support in-orbit operations on the ISS, including allocations within partner elements or via ISS research sponsored by other governmental agencies.
The UAC is composed of the individual chairs of the five subcommittees noted below. The UAC will deliberate inputs from each subcommittee in order to monitor, assess, and make recommendations to CASIS regarding effective strategies for the utilization of the ISS National Lab as a platform for education, research, and technology development.
Douglas Matson, Ph.D.
*User Advisory Chair and Science Subcommittee Chair
Deidre Dalmas Wilk, Ph.D.
Amanda Evans, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ronald Joslin, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation
Peter H. U. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Aleksandar Ostrogorsky, Sc.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Paul Reichert, Ph.D.
Merck & Co. Inc.
Commercial Service Provider Subcommittee
*Commercial Service Provider Science Subcommittee Chair
Craig Technical Consulting, Inc. dba Craig Technologies
Airbus DS Space Systems, Inc.
Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance, LLC
Made In Space, Inc.
Stefanie Countryman, MBA
BioServe Space Technologies/University of Colorado
Applied R&D Subcommittee
Nicole Wagner, Ph.D.
*Applied R&D Subcommittee Chair
Ioana Cozmuta, Ph.D.
David Kusuma, Ph.D.
Tupperware Brands Corporation / World Design Organization
Robert Garmise, Ph.D.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Axiom Space, Inc.
Dmitry Starodubov, Ph.D.
FOMS Inc., DSTAR Communications Inc.
Educational Outreach Subcommittee
*Educational Outreach Subcommittee Chair
Catherine “Cady” Coleman, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Arizona State University Professor of Practice
Quest Institute for Quality Education
Melissa Pore, M.Ed.
Bishop O’Connell High School
Center for Science & Industry (COSI)
Technology Development Subcommittee
Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D.
Houston Methodist Research Institute
*Technology Development Subcommittee Chair
Henry Hanson, Ph.D.
Heath Mills, Ph.D.
Rhodium Scientific, LLC
Arthur Paolella, Ph.D.
L3Harris Technologies Corporation
Danielle Wood, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology