FEAS Visiting Distinguished Speaker Series event Friday Jan 27

Posted on January 13, 2017

Don't miss the FEAS Visiting Distinguished Speaker Series event coming up on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28.

Dr Ryan Kobrick

Dr Ryan Kobrick will be delivering the keynote address at the CIRQUE 2017 conference on January 27 at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

Kobrick is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Space Operations in the College of Aviation at +Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with teaching duties and research in the new ERAU Spacesuit Utilization of Innovative Technology Laboratory (SUIT Lab). His research, working with students, in the ERAU SUIT Lab will initially focus on assessing the work envelope during a simulated suborbital spaceflight intravehicular activity using a U-2 pressure suit and a Final Frontier Design Demonstrator Suit. The next phase of work will focus on surface exploration extravehicular activity operations and spacesuit technologies using analogue research locations such as Aquarius Reef Base and the Mars Desert Research Station. Long-term research plans encompass his PhD research on lunar dust abrasion and spacecraft design and operations.

His address will include:

  • Details about his education and advice for students pursuing post-graduation education

  • The space industry in both Canada and the United States and the need for promoting space industry research and education at the university level

  • Motivational insight on studying engineering and applying it to your career