Dr. Dennis Chamberland
Ret. NASA CELSS Scientist

Dr. Dennis Chamberland

Dr. Dennis Chamberland is a retired NASA Engineer previously involved in human factor's and advanced life support research in the Kennedy Space Center's NASA Biomedical Engineering and Research Laboratory. He also served as a NASA design bio-environmental engineer for concept development of resource recovery efforts in life support systems for Moon and Mars bases.

Dr. Chamberland is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, earning his degrees in the sciences and in Bio-environmental Engineering. He served six years in the Armed Forces as a U.S. Naval Officer and later as a civilian Nuclear Engineer at the Charleston Naval Base. Dennis worked as a NASA aquanaut, having commanded 12 undersea missions and logging 31 days total living and working on the seafloor. Dennis is the design engineer of the Scott Carpenter Station, a manned seafloor habitat which completed over a month of successful mission time including two undersea operations concurrent with Space Shuttle missions 1997 and again in 1998. He is planning for the construction of the first permanent human undersea colony in the Bahamas.

Dr. Chamberland is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Mars One Expeditions which will launch colonists to Mars in the next decade. Dennis is a writer, having published some 100 technical articles in various national publications. He has contributed to the McGill Science Reference Works over twenty-five articles in Quantum Physics and Space Exploration. Dennis is the author of 14 books including novels and scientific works.

In 2007-2008 Dr. Chamberland was the Principal Investigator for an investigation into the effects of cosmic radiation on the brain as an insight into the effects of deep space radiation on astronaut crews during long space missions. The results of the two year investigation were published in the Journal of Experimental Neurology. Dennis has also been a contributing member of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Information System on Occupational Radiation Exposure for 14 years and was awarded the IAEA North American Technical Center's Nuclear Professional of the Year Award for 2017.

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