Our Team

Chris Gnam

Student Principal Investigator

Dr. John Crassidis

Principal Investigator

Kurt Henderson

GLADOS - Program Manager

Dylan Sandler

GLADOS - Chief Engineer

Noah Baker

LinkSat - Program Manager

Bartlomiej Skica
Alexander Poulin

LinkSat - Chief Engineer

Ryan Flora

FALCON - Program Manager

Henry Leach

FALCON - Chief Engineer

Tyler O'Connor

Short Cycle Lab - Assistant Manager

Chet Upstandup

Short Cycle Lab - Program Manager and Chief Engineer

Meet us!

Chris Gnam

Chris Gnam is the Student Principal Investigator for UBNL, and current PhD student under Dr. John Crassidis.  His main focus in UBNL is on the development of the science objectives for each missions, as well as providing input for payload and GNC design.  He received bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics, and worked previously as the Program Manager for LinkSat. Outside of UBNL, his research is focused on developing optical navigation techniques for OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid sample return mission currently operated by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  Feel free to reach out to him at any time if you have questions about UBNL, or anything else!

Ryan Flora

Ryan Flora is the program manager for UBNL’s newest mission FALCON. He is currently studying electrical engineering and computer science and also works as a pathways intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Electrical Engineering Division. His favorite part of the lab is the people and the friends he has made along the way. If you have any questions about UBNL, FALCON, NASA, or just want to talk, he is always available to talk!

Henry Leach

Henry Leach is the Chief Engineer for the FALCON mission. He is currently studying aerospace engineering. His favorite part of the lab is teaching skills to new members. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions about UBNL or FALCON.