Michael Eades

Michael Eades is a Ph.D. Candidate in Nuclear Engineering at The Ohio State, NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Recipient, and visiting technologist at the Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR). He graduated from OSU with a B.S. Engineering Physics magna cum laude and Honors Research Distinction in 2012. As an undergraduate he was the student lead on the NASA Steckler Project at OSU which researched the application of molten salt reactors for space colonization.

As a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Recipient and visiting technologist at the Center for Space Nuclear Research, Michael Eades supports NASA’s nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP)research efforts. NTP is a promising technology which may allow NASA to reduce transit times on planned human Mars missions in the mid-2030s His research focuses on nuclear thermal propulsion design, Brayton cycle optimization andmodeling Xe-135 transients in nuclear thermal propulsion systems. Michael Eades is a member of the executive committee for the Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society.