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SSDL Welcomes Dr. Carr and Dr. Erickson

The Space Systems Design Lab is happy to welcome two new faculty members joining our lab-Dr. Christopher Carr, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Anna Erickson, Adjunct Professor.


Dr. Christopher Carr is joining GT from Massachusetts where he was the Assistant Professor. At GT he will a joint a appointment in the School of Aerospace Engineering and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He serves as the Science Principal Investigator (PI) or Science PI for several life detection instrument and/or astrobiology/space biology projects, and is broadly interested in searching for and expanding the presence of life beyond Earth while enabling a sustainable human future.


Dr. Anna Erickson is an Associate Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and a leader of Advanced Laboratory for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety. Dr. Erickson's research focuses on advanced nuclear reactor design and nuclear security and nonproliferation, connected by the current need for proliferation-resistant nuclear power.