Current Awards

Life in Salts: a Multidisciplinary Investigation of Microorganisms and Biosignatures in the Death Valley Salt Pan (2018-2021)

Henry Sun
DRI

Science PI

Brian Hedlund
UNLV

Co-PI

Simon Poulson
UNR

Co-PI

Advanced Transport Technologies for NASA Thermal Management/Control Systems (2015-2018)

Miles Greiner
UNR

Science PI

Kwang Kim
UNLV

Co-PI

Ted Plaggemeyer
TMCC

Co-PI

Jackson Crews
DRI

Co-PI

Eric Sunada
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Technical Monitor

Building Capacity in Interdisciplinary Snow Sciences for a Changing World (2014-2017)

Alison Murray
DRI

Science PI

Scott Tyler
UNR

Co-PI

Gail Ferrell
TMCC

Co-PI

Elisabeth Hausrath
UNLV

Co-PI

Hans Moosmüller
DRI

Co-PI

Rina Schumer
DRI

Co-PI

Ian McCubbin
DRI

Co-PI

Advanced Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Sensors for Aerospace Robotic Applications (2013-2018)

Kwang Kim
UNLV

Science PI

Kam Leang
University of Utah

Co-PI

Dong-Chan Lee
UNLV

Co-PI

Ann-Marie Vollstedt
UNR

Co- PI

Woosoon Yim
UNLV

Co-PI

NASA EPSCoR 2021 RID Awards

Eakalak Khan
UNLV

Identification and Development of Task Specific Deep Eutectic Solvents for the Dissolution Silica from the Lunar Regolith

Meghan Collins
DRI

Living Snow in the Sierra Nevada

Leena Cycil
UNLV

Examining the Impact of Light Intensities and Wavelengths on Algae Growth with Space Biology Implications

Jeongwon Park
UNR

Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors for Characterizing Martian Dust Properties

NVSGC 2021 Rapid Research Response (RRR) Awards

Eakalak Khan

UNLV

Biomimicry of the Growth of a Desert Plant as an Approach for Extractions of Phosphorus and Minerals from Martian Regolith

Brian Hedlund

UNLV

Thermophilic Biomass Recycling by Novel Chloroflexi to Support NASA Spaceflights

Elisabeth Hausrath

UNLV

Renewal of Life on Mars Algae Cultivation for Long-term Food and Oxygen Production