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Luke B. Roberson

NASA Principal Investigator, Research and Technology Development 


PERSONAL DATA:  Born in....raised in....married with....enjoys outdoor activities, such as...profile image of luke roberson

EDUCATION:  B.S. (1999), M.S. (2002), and Ph.D. (2005) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

ORGANIZATIONS:  Dr. Roberson currently serves as a member of the International Activities Committee for the American Chemical Society. His goal for 2015-2017 is to establish the International Young Chemists Network (IYCN) with the vision to create an international network of chemists under 35 to strengthen the future of the chemical industry. He is a volunteer as a Career Consultant specializing in career development for young professionals. I teach workshops for career pathways and working in the government, as well as perform resume reviews and mock interviews. He was elected as Chair of the ACS Orlando local section for 2017. My vision for the section is to improve the section to bring together government, academia, and industry across the Central Florida area. He previously served on the Young Chemists Committee (2007-2012) holding the highest position of Secretary. He has served on 2 ACS presidential boards, and was heavily involved in the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.

EXPERIENCE:  Research focuses on advanced composite materials for implementation into systems including polymer electronics, water purification chemistry, chemochromic hazardous gas sensing materials, and chemical hazmat suits. Luke served at the payload developer for VEGGIE and Advanced Plant habitat; both plant growth chambers for the International Space Station. He has flown multiple flight payloads aboard ZeroG flights and tested advanced components in extreme environments.

AWARDS:  Dr. Roberson was recently awarded the 2014 R&D Magazine‚Äôs Award for the Top 100 Inventions of 2014 and the 2015 Southeastern Federal Lab Technology Transfer Award.

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