Melodie Yashar

Melodie Yashar is a design architect, technologist, and researcher. She is a co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration, a Senior Research Associate via San Jose State Research Foundation with the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames, and an Associate Researcher within the UC Davis Center for Human/Robotics/Vehicle Integration and Performance. In 2018-9 Melodie was team leader for SEArch+’s submissions to Phase 3 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, winning first prize in Final Design as well as first prize in Construction Levels 1 & 2. SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in Design within NASA’s Centennial Challenge for 3D-Printed Habitat on Mars in Phase 1 for “Mars Ice House” and Phase 3 for “Mars X-House.” The success of the team’s work in NASA’s Centennial Challenge has enabled continued research in dual-use technologies for earth-based construction and future space habitats. SEArch+ has worked with UTAS/Collins Aerospace, NASA Langley, NASA Marshall, among others.

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