NASA expert joins Uni of Adelaide future trends forum

Thursday, 23 November 2017

A young NASA engineer who fast-tracks missions to space will be a key speaker at a free public forum on innovation at the University of Adelaide next week.

Described by WIRED magazine as a "disrupting ninja of NASA", Nathanael Miller is an Aerospace Technologist and Mission Developer at NASA's Langley Research Center.

He's part of a new generation of aerospace engineers that have pioneered a technology accelerator network, enabling the team to put their ideas into space in less than 28 days.

Nathanael Miller will speak at a Futur> Tr>nds Forum with the University of Adelaide's ThincLab, in conjunction with the Innovyz Institute, on Tuesday 28 November.

Mr Miller currently leads the development of the small satellite portfolio – CubeSats – at NASA Langley Research Center. Pursuing a "learning by doing" approach to initiating and executing missions, he and NASA's Lab77 team developed a process called Mission Natural Selection. As a result, Lab77 has successfully leveraged novel technologies and created value in science and research.

Mr Miller will be joined by Philip Vafiadis, Executive Chairman of the Innovyz Institute, Chairman of Titomic, and Foundation Member and Board Director, Australian Transformation & Turnaround Association, who will propose a structure for magnifying the impact of research.

WHAT: Futur> Tr>nds Forum, featuring Nathanael Miller (NASA Langley Research Center)
WHERE: Scott Theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide, via Kintore Ave
WHEN: 11.00am–12.30pm Tuesday 28 November 2017
RSVP: FREE, all welcome – please register

Hosted by the University of Adelaide's ThincLab in conjunction with the Innovyz Institute.


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