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Evolved Structure, Generative Design and Digital Manufacturing at GSFC

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



In this presentation, we discuss how Evolved Structures enables the design of spaceflight parts that are 2x-4x lighter/stiffer/stronger, while simultaneously reducing development time by 10x. This technology, developed at Goddard, is illustrated through example applications from NASA missions, including CCRS, EXCITE, and ALICE. We will also discuss the effects of infusing this technology on Systems Engineering.

Ryan McClelland, Research Engineer, Instrument Systems and Technology Division
Ryan McClelland


From a young age, Ryan McClelland has been captivated by futurism and technology, aspiring to contribute to a brighter future. As a Research Engineer in NASA GSFC’s Instrument Systems and Technology Division, he pursues the development and implementation of digital engineering technologies for space-flight missions. Ryan is particularly excited about the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Generative Design, and Digital Manufacturing to accelerate space systems development.

With a diverse background in technology development, Ryan’s previous research encompasses lightweight X-ray optics, aluminum foam core optical systems, and the investigation of non-linear effects in kinematic mechanisms. In addition to his research, Ryan has played a significant role in various flight missions, including designs currently on orbit aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station. Recently, he served as the Roman Space Telescope Instrument Carrier Manager. Ryan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland.


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Meeting number (access code): 2760 223 5182
Meeting password: engineer@NASA24
Join by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US Toll


February 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD) at GSFC
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Bldg. 3 Auditorium at Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, 20771 United States
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