Chemistry Professor Featured in Nature Profile of Scientists in Space
BATON ROUGE – Professor John A. Pojman of the LSU Department of Chemistry was featured in the journal Nature for a story on “Commercial Space Flight: Scientists in Space.”
In the article, he forecasts an increase in the demand for technicians to run experiments on suborbital and orbital flights, while cautioning that the commercial space industry is still in its fledgling state. To read the full article, visit http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/2011/110825/full/nj7361-477a.html.
Pojman investigates polymer processing and miscible fluids in weightlessness. He has flown more than 800 parabolas on NASA’s microgravity research plane and is currently developing an experiment for the International Space Station and for a commercial suborbital flight.
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