Stephen Robinson

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University of California at Davis


1978: Dual Bachelor of Science, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
          - University of California at Davis
1985: Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
1990: Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering w/ Minor in Aeronautics and
          Astronautics - Stanford University

Areas of Research: 

Turbulence flow physics and modeling
Experimental techniques
3D Scientific Visualization
Applied Aerodynamics
Safety Engineering
Applied Cognitive Psychology


NASA Ames Honor Award for Scientist (1989)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outstanding Technical
   Paper Award for Applied Aerodynamics (co-author) (1992)
NASA/Space Club Low Memorial Engineering Fellowship (1993)
NASA Spaceflight Medal (1997, 1998, 2005, 2010)
NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2000)
UC Davis Medal (2005)
NASA Thorne Safety Award (2007); NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2011).


Professor Dr. Stephen (Steve) K. Robinson joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty as a full time professor Fall 2012, after retiring from NASA. His 36 years of distinguished service at NASA include numerous honors and awards–four shuttle missions, three spacewalks–and extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, space robotics and scientific payload operations. As a research scientist, his areas of interest include turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology