Nikolaus Correll is among 10 researchers nationwide to receive NASA’s inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty grant. Correll is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder.
Correll will receive $200,000 annually, for up to three years, for his research on robotically growing food in space. Garden-fresh food in space can increase the well-being of astronauts and enable lengthier space missions, he said.
Correll’s research on the subject, with a team of CU-Boulder faculty and students, also was selected for the 2013 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA. For more information about the challenge visit http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/06/04/cu-boulder-students-help-nasa-develop-plant-food-production-deep-space.