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NASA Selects Two Research Proposals Using NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System

By SpaceRef Editor
January 22, 2016
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NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected two new ground-based proposals that will investigate important problems in the areas of fluid physics and combustion science. The first, led by Sinisa Mesarovic at Washington State University, will help understand fluid flow behavior in many multiphase technologies on Earth and in space, such as fluid management, thermal control and life support. The second, led by graduate student Christopher Reuter, working with Yiguang Ju at Princeton University, will contribute to the future control of engine knocking, ground and space fire safety, and combustion emissions.

Both proposals will use data from the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics system (, an online database of past and current physical science International Space Station flight experiments. The proposals were in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix A,” which solicited ground-based research proposals from established researchers and graduate students. The Space Life and Physical Sciences Division in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate manages the Physical Sciences Research Program.

The full text of the announcement can be found at:

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