To develop materials that function in extreme environments, scientists need instruments capable of measuring material properties in those environments as well. Rick Weber, president and founder of Materials Development Incorporated, describes how his company develops instruments to test materials in extreme environments, discusses some recent experiments they have on the International Space Station, and shares what he thinks the future of materials science research in space will look like.
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About the guest
Rick Weber is president and founder of Materials Development Incorporated in Evanston, Illinois. The company develops instruments for measuring thermophysical properties of materials in extreme environments and provides technical support to clients working with advanced materials, as well as conducts its own materials research. Weber and his team currently are helping to conduct two experiments on the International Space Station.
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