Antonio J. Ricco
Chief Technologist, Small Spacecraft Payloads & Technologies, NASA Ames Research Center

(on leave from Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University)
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin, Ireland

 

EDUCATION:                                                                                           

       B.S., Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 1980

       Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, MIT, 1984

WORK EXPERIENCE:

       2005 – present: Dublin City University: Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute

       2004 – present: NASA Ames Research Center: Chief Technologist, Small Spacecraft Payloads & Technologies Team

       2004 – 2007: Stanford University: Director, National Center for Space Biological Technologies

       2003 – 2007: Eclipse Sciences, Inc., Los Gatos: President & co-founder

       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: at Stanford and NASA, development of remote, autonomous miniaturized analytical systems for fundamental space studies, particularly of living organisms; at Dublin City University, development of next-generation integrated point-of-care medical diagnostic devices.

PUBLICATIONS:  

       http://www.stanford.edu/~ajricco/AJRicco_pub&pres_2015.pdf

AWARDS AND HONORS:

       NASA Honor Award, Organism/Organic Response to Orbital Stresses (O/OREOS) Mission, 2011

       NASA Group Achievement Award, PharmaSat Mission, 2010

       Time Magazine Top 10 Scientific Discoveries, LCROSS Mission Finds Water on the Moon, 2010

       NASA Group Achievement and NSS Space Pioneer Awards, LCROSS 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 Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM), 2012 – present

      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; 2010 – present

      Editorial Advisory Board, Analytical Chemistry, 1999 – 2001

      Editorial Advisory Board, Sensors Update, 1998 – 2003

      Scientific Advisory Board, New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center, 2009 – present

      Scientific Advisory Board, Microscale Immune Studies Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, 2006 – 2009

      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 – 2007

      Series Editor, MEMS Reference Shelf and Microsystems & Nanosystems book series (Springer), 2005 – present

      Vice President, Transducer Research Foundation, 2004 – 2016

      European Space Agency Topical Team Member, Future Astrobiology Experiments in Earth Orbit and Beyond, 2011 – present

      Chief Technologist, NASA GeneSat, PharmaSat, O/OREOS, EcAMSat, SporeSat Missions, 2005 – present

      Member, NASA Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), 2005 – 2010

      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.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/

http://www.wtec.org/ProfessionalActivity/Books/Biosensing.html

http://eds.ieee.org/journal-of-microelectromechanical-systems/


CONTACT INFORMATION:

NASA Ames Research Center
Small Spacecraft Payloads & Technologies
M/S 239-24, P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035 USA
Office Phone: 650-604-4276

Email: ajricco_at_stanford.edu