Chief of Energy Conversion Branch, NASA
Mr. Scott serves as Chief of the Energy Conversion Branch at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In this capacity he supervises the team of engineers that maintain the Human Spaceflight Program’s core technical competency in power generation, pyrotechnics, and the exploitation of Lunar and planetary resources.
Mr. Scott holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, along with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He began his aerospace career with TRW Electronics & Defense (now Northrup Grumman Space Systems) in 1986 and subsequently joined NASA at the Johnson Space Center. At NASA Mr. Scott has served in increasingly responsible technical and project management positions in support of the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Constellation, and various technology development programs. He is a published author on spacecraft power engineering and currently serves NASA’s Technology Roadmap Team as Chair of the Power and Energy Storage Committee.