MIT EAPS Directory

Christopher E. Carr

Research Scientist

Research Description

I am an engineer and scientist focused on instrument development, and application of bioengineering models to interesting scientific problems. I work with a team developing a life detection experiment for Mars, and also carry out research in bioastronautics, human energetics, and aging. Major current interests and efforts include:

  • Instrument developement, microfluidics, thermal cycling, space qualification
  • DNA detection, bioinformatics, polymerase chain reaction, sequencing
  • Space suit design, astronaut performance, human adaptation to space
  • Human gait, energetics of movement and locomotion, and aging