Doctoral Student, Research Assistant
Harvey is a PhD candidate in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences with a research interest in astrobiology and the planetary conditions of life. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2009, and a Master's in Space Systems Engineering in 2010. Since starting the PhD program, Harvey has conducted two field campaigns with Dr. Nilton Renno at Mars analog sites in the Southwestern United States and African Sahel. One of those campaigns featured a checkout of the Rover Environmental Monitoring System (REMS) - an atmospheric science instrument deployed on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover "Curiosity." Harvey was the co-founder of the University of Michigan chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and now serves on the Executive Board for SEDS-USA. He remains highly active in SEDS and the Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab (S3FL).