Dr. Jitendra Joshi | NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

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Dr. Jitendra Joshi currently serves as the integration lead for Advanced Exploration Systems and handles technology development in life support and habitation for several flight experiments. He is also the HEOMD lead for SBIR coordination with STMD.

Since 1998, Dr. Joshi has supported the Bioastronautics Division's Advanced Human Support Technology (AHST) Program in coordinating peer reviews, as a Senior Scientist for the Advanced Life Support (ALS) discipline and as a Deputy Program Manager for the AHST Program. He previously served as the Chief Technology Advisor for the Advanced Capabilities Division (ACD) in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Jitendra facilitated coordination between the Exploration Technology Development, Human Research and the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Programs. Jitendra also helped implement various life and physical sciences experiments on the space shuttle, International Space Station, as well as other free-flying satellites at NASA headquarters. Jitendra received his Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Environmental Sciences, an MS from The University of Bombay in Microbiology, and a BS from Wilson College, Bombay in Microbiology and Chemistry. His Ph.D. work was in waste processing and resource recovery in the context of advanced life support for long-duration space missions.

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