My research investigates issues in aerospace biomedical engineering and human physiology in extreme environments. My focus is to develop technologies to measure and mitigate the body’s adaptations to these unique conditions. I investigate human performance, biomechanics, and injuries in extravehicular activity (EVA) with wearable sensing systems. I have also developed methodologies for assessing changes in intracranial pressure (ICP) through the ear, by measuring changes in cochlear distortion product otoacoustic emissions. I have investigated the fundamental physiology of the eye and how its shape and pressure are also altered, including under artificial gravity centrifugation. I also investigate behavioral health outcomes in isolated, confined environments, investigating the use of virtual reality for attention restoration and relaxation. This work has been extended to assess alternative reality technologies (e.g. virtual and augmented reality) for spacecraft habitat design.
ASEN 4519 - Special Topics
Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
Studies specialized aspects of the aerospace engineering sciences or innovative treatment of required subject matter at the upper-division level. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. Department enforced prerequisite varies.
ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
ASEN 6519 - Special Topics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.