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Antonio Ricco

Antonio J. Ricco
Chief Technologist, Small Payloads & Instrumentation, NASA Ames Research Center  (on leave from Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University)
Adjunct Professor, Dublin City University

EDUCATION:                                                                                           

  • B.S., Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 1980
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, MIT, 1984

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2007 – present: NASA Ames Research Center: Chief Technologist, Small Payloads & Instrumentation
  • 2005 – present: Dublin City University: Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute
  • 2004 – 2007: Stanford University: Director, National Center for Space Biological Technologies
  • 2003 – 2006: Eclipse Sciences, Inc., Los Gatos: President & co-founder
  • 2003 – 2004: NASA Ames Research Center: Chief Technologist, Astrobionics Program
  • 2003 – 2004: Stanford University: Consulting Professor, Electrical Engineering
  • 2002 – 2004: NASA Ames Research Center: Director, Microtechnologies and Biosystems
  • 1999 – 2003: ACLARA BioSciences, Inc.: Sr. Director, Microtechnologies and Materials
  • 1996 – 1997: University of Heidelberg: Guest Professor, Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry
  • 1984 – 1998: Sandia National Laboratories: Principal Member, Technical Staff, Microsensor R&D Dept.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: development of remote, autonomous miniaturized analytical systems for fundamental space and astrobiological studies, particularly of living organisms and chemical reactivity; development of next-generation point-of-care medical diagnostic devices.

PUBLICATIONS:      Click here for list

AWARDS AND HONORS:

·       NASA Group Achievement, NSS Space Pioneer, and Space Foundation Swigert Awards, LCROSS Lunar Impactor Mission, 2009

  • Science Foundation of Ireland E.T.S. Walton Visiting Fellow, Dublin City University, Ireland, 2004 – 2005
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Sensor Division, The Electrochemical Society, 2000
  • Fellow, The Electrochemical Society, 1998
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Russian Mars ‘96 Project, 1997
  • Bunshah Award, Best Paper of Symposium, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films, 1991
  • Sigma Xi, 1984
  • MIT NPW Fellow in Alternative Energy Resources, 1982 – 1983
  • University of California Regents' Scholar, 1978 – 1980
  • Bruce Howard Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry, 1979
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • Bank of America Achievement Award, 1976
  • Sons of Italy Scholarship, 1976

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Editorial Board, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), 2000 – present
  • Editorial Board, IEE Proceedings – Nanobiotechnology, 2005 – 2006
  • Editorial Board, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, 2003 – 2006
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Analytical Chemistry, 1999 – 2001
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Sensors Update, 1998 – 2003
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Microscale Immune Studies Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, 2006 – present
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia & Los Alamos National Laboratories, 2004 – 2008
  • Scientific Advisory Board, A-Line, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA, 2004 – present
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Excellin Life Sciences, Menlo Park, CA, 2003 – present
  • Chief Technologist, Microsatellite in-situ Technologies (MisST) Nanosatellite, 2010 – present  
  • Instrument Scientistst, Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stressors (O/OREOS) Nanosatellite, 2008 – present
  • Chief Technologist, PharmaSat, 2006 – 2010
  • Chief Technologist, GeneSat-1, 2004 – 2007
  • Vice President, Transducer Research Foundation, 2004 – 2016
  • Member, NASA Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), 2005 – present
  • Panelist, World Technology Evaluation Center Study on Biosensing, 2002 – 2003
  • International Steering Committee, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems, 1999 – 2007

 

OTHER LINKS:

http://www.bdi.ie

http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~muller/jmems.web

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/2007/genesat1.html

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/pharmasat/main/index.html

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/oreos/main/


CONTACT INFORMATION:

NASA Ames Research Center
Small Spacecraft Division

M/S 239-24
Moffett Field, CA  94035-0001

Office Phone: 650-604-4276

Email: ajricco_at_stanford.edu