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Dr. Morgan B. Abney holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering and Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering. In September 2008, Dr. Abney joined NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL as the Oxygen Recovery Lead for Environmental Control and Life Support Systems. Dr. Abney was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2012 and the Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal in 2016 as a direct result of her technology development efforts in life support systems, with particular emphasis in carbon dioxide reduction technologies. Dr. Abney now focuses on balancing a portfolio of technical work and team management as the Branch Chief of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems Development Branch at NASA Marshall.

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John Graf has worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for more than 30 years, primarily in the Crew and Thermal Systems Division. His current job title is: Life Support Systems Technology Development Lead. Previously he has worked as a research engineer, primarily addressing air quality issues. John earned BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a PhD from Mighigan Technological University. John is a registered Professional Engineer.

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Dr. John Hogan is an environmental scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, where he develops regenerative life support systems and microbial biomanufacturing systems for sustainable space exploration. His major R&TD interests include developing biological and physico-chemical technologies for biomanufacturing, CO2 capture and conversion, solid waste treatment systems, and systems analysis. His current projects focus on microbial production of mission products, including the use of wastes and* in situ* resources such as CO2 to enable in-space biomanufacturing. Prior to joining NASA, Dr. Hogan was research faculty at Rutgers University in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

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Dr. Padmaperuma is a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA. PNNL is a DOE Office of Science laboratory that solves complex problems in energy, national security, the environment, and life sciences by advancing the understanding of physics, chemistry, biology, and computation. Asanga completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry at The Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California. During this time, he worked on design and synthesis of light-emitting polymers and organic electronics. In 2004, he joined PNNL as a post-doctoral researcher, and conducted research in design and development of functional molecules for organic electronics and liquid scintillators for radiation detection. Dr. Padmaperuma was promoted to Senior Research Scientist in 2006, where he was also responsible for managing several project for the DOE and industrial clients. In 2012, Asanga moved to the Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory at PNNL. Currently, he is working on thermochemical, low temperature catalytic and electrochemical production of value-added chemicals and fuels from bio-based and waste sources. Dr. Padmaperuma is a named inventor on granted patents as well as an author of several journal articles, book chapters, and public technical reports.

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Dr. Ian Rowe is a technology manager with the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Working out of DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Ian is responsible for a number of projects within BETO’s Conversion Program. He focuses primarily on biological strategies for generating biofuels and bioproducts, concentrating on molecular biology, organism development, and biophysics. Ian is active in BETO’s efforts in carbon efficiency, the feedstock/conversion interface, and synthetic biology. He is a recipient of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Presidential Management Fellowship. Prior to DOE, Ian received a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Maryland for his work on bacterial membrane biophysics and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Millersville University.

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Gerald Sanders has worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center full time for over 32 years in the Propulsion and Power Division of the Engineering Directorate, and has extensive experience in propulsion, fluid systems, and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). Mr. Sanders currently serves as the Lead for the ISRU System Capability Leadership Team (SCLT) in the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) and Co-Investigator for Human Mission Extensibility for the Mars OXygen Isru Experiment (MOXIE) for the Mars 2020 rover. Mr. Sanders has worked in the area of ISRU for over 22 years. During this time, he has led multiple strategic plans, architecture studies, development projects, and analog field tests associated with ISRU advancement. He received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1987.

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Siva Sivasubramanian is currently a fellow at the Bioenergy Technologies Office of the DOE in Washington, DC.  He has more than 25 years of experience in technology development, process and project development, engineering design and software development for biochemicals, biofuels, petrochemicals, water purification and energy applications.  He has worked at Metabolix, Mascoma Corporation and Aspen Technology.  He has also consulted for several international companies in the areas of separation processes, technology evaluation and due diligence, techno-economic analyses and business strategy.  Siva holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.  He has also attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.

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As the Director of Commercial Innovation at Space Tango Jana leads the development of commercial market creation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for biomedical and technology research and manufacturing applications. Jana has worked in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries for over two decades and has a strong understanding of the needs and challenges faced by companies working within a regulated industry.   She has experience working in both emerging and established global markets spanning a variety of healthcare indications.  Jana spent over 25 years in the San Diego biotechnology community and has an in-depth understanding of what drives innovation from her work in San Diego and with major pharmaceutical and device companies across the globe.  In addition to a strong technical background, Jana has a career history marked by successful identification of new business opportunities for private and public healthcare companies, along with product development and commercialization of some of the most innovative healthcare technologies.  Jana received her Bachelor’s degree in biology/physics from Wells College, and her Master’s degree in biology from Harvard University.