You are invited to a free and open-to-the-public webinar on space technology and research entitled “Big Ideas for Space!” by Prof. David A. Barnhart of the University of Southern California this coming 1 September (Wednesday) at 9:00AM PST.

Registration is essential. Register through this link:

Certificate of participation will be given.

See below the abstract of David’s talk as well as his background.

Abstract of the Talk

This is a first of possible several dedicated workshops to introduce students and faculty to activities in the Space domain from a current researcher/professor/entrepreneur who is active in the field today.  Prof. David Barnhart from the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Southern California will give a talk on cool and exciting new ideas he and his students are working on in this exciting field. This first seminar will provide a quick introduction to his Center and the unique projects he is working on. Following seminars may dive down into more detailed topics of interest and value to specific challenges in the Philippines.

Learn about building satellites, lunar lander vehicles, floating robots, and Octopus grippers for Space!

 About the Speaker

At USC, David specializes in developing innovative technologies and architectures for 2nd generation space morphologies, RPO technologies/techniques, and hands-on projects with students, faculty and staff through an “engineering teaching hospital” construct.  David’s experience includes selection as a senior space Project Manager at DARPA, pioneering cellular spacecraft morphologies, satbotics, space robotics and low cost manufacturing on unique international projects in Space.  His engineering experience helped him to initiate three commercial space companies; co-founding and serving as Vice President and CFO for Millennium Space Systems in Los Angeles CA; the youngest elected member of a three-person international Executive Management board for a German startup in Bremen, Vanguard Space, one of the first companies working commercial spacecraft servicing; and current CEO and founder of Arkisys Inc.