Chad Ian Pozarycki

Chad Ian Pozarycki

  • 301.614.6406
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 699
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: Georgetown University
  • Brief Bio

    Benchmarking Sample Preparation – NASA GSFC: Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures

    • Exercising preparation methods to facilitate the pipeline of benchmark materials between complexity and complementary analysis methods in development

    August 2020 – Present


    Null Life Detection Literature Survey – NASA GSFC/CIFAR

    • Designed a literature search methodology, generated data sheets & annotated bib. of literature pertaining to limits of habitability and cases of “null” (non-detections) of life under polyextremes

    April 2020 – Present


    Desalting Procedure Development – NASA GSFC: Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures

    • Investigating methodology for separating diverse salts from limited field samples with low or no biomass, performed under meteoritics laboratory clean protocols, UPLC amino acid derivatization

    January 2020 – Present


    MSL SAM Derivatization Optimization – NASA GSFC: Planetary Environments Lab

    • Analog amino acid detection experiments with Mars-like soils and clays in pyro-GCMS
    • Improving procedure parameters for implementation on Curiosity Rover’s SAM instrument

    June 2019 – August 2019


    Chemical Abiogenesis Research – Penn State: House Research Group

    • Investigating organic phosphorylation under prebiotic RNA world conditions with P-31 NMR

    January 2018 – December 2019


    Lunar LIBS Payload Proposal – Penn State: Student Space Programs Laboratory

    • Science advisor for aim selection& opportunity analysis. Recruitment consultant, doubled team size

    Fall 2019

    Education

    The Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Science

    Astronomy and Astrophysics with minors in Astrobiology and Physics

    Graduated: December 2019

    Awards

    Bunton Waller Scholarship – 2018

    Elsbach Trustee Scholarship – 2018

    Silberman Trustee Scholarship – 2016

    Provost Fund Scholarship – 2016

    Brief Bio

    Benchmarking Sample Preparation – NASA GSFC: Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures

    • Exercising preparation methods to facilitate the pipeline of benchmark materials between complexity and complementary analysis methods in development

    August 2020 – Present


    Null Life Detection Literature Survey – NASA GSFC/CIFAR

    • Designed a literature search methodology, generated data sheets & annotated bib. of literature pertaining to limits of habitability and cases of “null” (non-detections) of life under polyextremes

    April 2020 – Present


    Desalting Procedure Development – NASA GSFC: Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures

    • Investigating methodology for separating diverse salts from limited field samples with low or no biomass, performed under meteoritics laboratory clean protocols, UPLC amino acid derivatization

    January 2020 – Present


    MSL SAM Derivatization Optimization – NASA GSFC: Planetary Environments Lab

    • Analog amino acid detection experiments with Mars-like soils and clays in pyro-GCMS
    • Improving procedure parameters for implementation on Curiosity Rover’s SAM instrument

    June 2019 – August 2019


    Chemical Abiogenesis Research – Penn State: House Research Group

    • Investigating organic phosphorylation under prebiotic RNA world conditions with P-31 NMR

    January 2018 – December 2019


    Lunar LIBS Payload Proposal – Penn State: Student Space Programs Laboratory

    • Science advisor for aim selection& opportunity analysis. Recruitment consultant, doubled team size

    Fall 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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