Dr. John Crassidis
GLADOS - Program Manager
GLADOS - Chief Engineer
LinkSat - Chief Engineer
Short Cycle Lab - Assistant Manager
Short Cycle Lab - Program Manager and Chief Engineer
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 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 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.