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August 30 – 31, 2017
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

Harry Partridge

Harry Partridge
Center Chief Technologist
NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Harry Partridge is the Ames Center Chief Technologist (CCT), and as such identifies, defines, develops and integrates new and emerging technologies for application to Agency and national goals through the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). Harry reports to Center management and serves as the principal advisor to the Center leadership on matters concerning Center-wide technology development and leverage. His duties include representation on the Agency-wide Center Chief Technologist's Council and management of the Center Innovation Fund, and he also serves as Center point-of-contact to the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT).

In addition to his role as the CCT, Harry continues to serve as the Senior Technology Officer for the STP within OCT. In this role he serves as the chief technologist for the 10 programs within STP, and is a member of the OCT senior leadership team.

Previously, Harry was the Deputy Director of the Game Changing Technology Division at NASA Headquarters. While at Ames, he was the Deputy Director of the Entry Systems and Technology Division and was responsible for managing the entire range of entry system technology developments from foundational research on thermal protection materials development, to thermal protection system design, development, testing and evaluation for flight systems such as Mars Science Laboratory and Orion. In addition, he served as the Branch Chief of the Nanotechnology Branch at Ames and the program manager for the Bio-nano project within the Computing, Information and Communications Technology program. Harry received his PhD from Indiana University in Chemical Physics and has published approximately 190 papers in computational chemistry.

Participating Events

Thursday, August 31, 2017
9:25 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Panel: NASA iTech as a Model for Stimulating Innovation
Location: Metropolitan Ballroom - 2nd Floor
Moderator:

Kira Blackwell

Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA Headquarters
Panelists:

Sean Caffey

Co-Founder and Chairman
Context Medical

Hadi Ghasemi

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston

Peter Kim

Vice President
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Harry Partridge

Center Chief Technologist
NASA Ames Research Center

 

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