The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has rescheduled the materialsLAB Workshop from the original January dates to April 15-16, 2014. The workshop is being held to advise NASA on future research directions for the microgravity materials science program. The two-day event will bring together scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and other government agencies to assist NASA in identifying key engineering drivers and research priorities for the next generation of materials science experiments to be developed for the International Space Station.
To help NASA prepare for the workshop, the Agency requests responses to its Request for Information (RFI) for the materialsLAB Workshop. The full RFI and submission instructions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/mrhxt9g. To respond to this RFI, answers to a series of specific questions must be submitted electronically using the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website. Please refer to section "III. Response Instructions" in the RFI document for submission instructions. Note that your response to the RFI will be discussed in the break-out sessions, may be included in the final report and may be used by NASA in future announcements. The topic areas for the workshop break-out sessions include: Metals, Semiconductors, Polymers, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Glasses, Granular Materials, Ceramics, Organics, and Composites.
You can register for the workshop at: http://icpi.nasaprs.com/NASAmaterialsLABWorkshop2014
Please forward this email to any of your colleagues who may interested in participating in this workshop.
NASA Primary Point of Contact (POC):
Patton Downey, Technical Manager of Microgravity Materials, Marshall Space Flight Center
This is a Request for Information (RFI) only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will take procurement action in this matter.