Dr. Jeff Farmer leads the thermal control hardware development activities at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center's Space Systems Department in support of potential robotic lunar lander and rover missions. A specialist in thermal control at MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama, Jeff also has focused on development of novel high temperature furnaces for microgravity processing of metals and alloys aboard the international space station. Previously at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Jeff supported development of state of the art multi-disciplinary computer aided engineering tools for design of spacecraft and large antennas and for evaluation of advanced technology and future mission concepts. He has a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeff has actively supported ICES, the International Conference on Environmental Systems, throughout his career through paper reviews and organizing thermal control technology sessions. He was instrumental in transitioning ICES from SAE to AIAA as vice chair in 2010, responsible for the full conference technical program when it was held in Barcelona, Spain. This year Jeff serves as the general conference chair of the event.