ISS US National Lab
Sr. Program Director of In Space Production
Bio – Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah and came to Eli Lilly and Co. in 1998 from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center as a senior organic chemist. Ken had roles in management and research in Discovery, Drug Disposition, Isotopic Chemistry and Process Chemistry. Ken also led a team of scientists who developed and flew five experiments on the International Space Station. Ken now works for the CASIS manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.
Abstract Title: ISS National Lab and In Space Production Applications
Abstract Body: Access to the microgravity environment of low Earth orbit offers industry production opportunities not possible terrestrially. This presentation will focus on ISS National Lab efforts around in-space production, manufacturing processes, and intellectual-property generation that enable new business growth and represent markets that could generate revenue from access to space. This is a unique opportunity to keep up with the production and IP opportunities for advanced products and pharmaceuticals. Examples of organizations that have partnered to support advanced materials or physical science investigations on the ISS National Lab are:
National Science Foundation, Adidas, Goodyear Tires, Delta Faucet, Made In Space/Redwire Space, Eli Lilly & Co., Merck,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lamborghini, Cobra Puma Golf,
Lockheed Martin, and Nickelodeon.