NASA scientist Dr. Sheila Bailey, an expert in space photovoltaics, will give a seminar Friday, Feb. 1, on how the agency is looking to use innovations in nanotechnology to improve space flight.
The seminar, from 3-4 p.m. in the Student Services Center auditorium, is sponsored by the Arkansas GREEN Research Center, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, and the UALR College of Science.
Bailey serves as member of technical advisory committee for GREEN Research Center, which is funded by the NSF EPSCoR program and the State of Arkansas. The center, with five institutional partners including UALR, is committed to developing the next generation solar cells by using nanomaterials and nanotechnology. UALR faculty member Dr. Jingbiao Cui, physics professor, is the center’s director.
Bailey, a senior physicist at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for 27 years, has studied nanomaterials and their possible application in space solar cells. An associate faculty member of the International Space University, Bailey has authored or co-authored more than 165 journal and conference publications and 13 book chapters.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Duke University, a master’s degree in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in condensed matter physics from the University of Manchester in England.
Time permitting, Bailey will give a presentation about the types of jobs at NASA for scientists and engineers.