NASA Center Chief Technologist
NASA's Ames Research Center
Harry Partridge is the NASA Ames Center Chief Technologist. In this role he serves as the technical advisor to the Center Director and manages the Ames Center Investment Fund. Previously, Harry was the Senior Technical Officer for the Space Technology Mission Directorate. In this role he served as the chief technologist for the 9 programs within the Space Technology Program and advised the Director on technology issues across the programs. He served on numerous technical review panels including the Space Technology Research Fellowships, the Earlier Career Faculty awards, and Early Stage Innovation awards. He was on the recommendation panel for all STMD solicitations. He was the Deputy Director of the Game Changing Technology Division at NASA Headquarters. He was the Deputy Director of the Entry Systems and Technology Division at NASA Ames and was responsible for managing the entire range of entry system technology developments from foundational research on thermal protection materials development, to TPS design, development, testing and evaluation for flight systems such as MSL and Orion. In addition, he has been the Branch Chief of the Nanotechnology Branch at Ames and the program manager for the Bio-nano project within the CICT program. Harry received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Chemical Physics and has published approximately 190 papers in computational chemistry.