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Harry Partridge


Harry Partridge is the Senior Technology Officer within the Space Technology Program of the NASA Office of Chief Technologist. In this role he serves as the senior technologist across the 10 space technology programs. Previously, Harry served as the Deputy Director of the Game Changing Technology Division, which focuses on maturing advanced space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agency’s future space missions. He was the Deputy Director of the Entry Systems and Technology Division at NASA Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, CA, and was responsible for managing the entire range of entry system technology developments from foundational research on thermal protection materials development, from design, testing and evaluation for flight systems such as MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) and Orion. In addition, he was the Branch Chief of the Nanotechnology Branch at Ames and the Program Manager for the Bio-nano project within the CICT program whose focus was on the long term applications of nanotechnology to NASA missions. He was a recipient of the TIGR (Turning Goals into Reality) award for developments in nanoelectronics. Harry received his PhD from Indiana University in Chemical Physics and has published approximately 190 papers in computational chemistry.