Tibor Balint, Ph.D.


 Tibor Balint, Ph.D.

Program Executive,
Game Changing Development Program,
NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate





Brief Biography

Tibor S. Balint is the Program Executive for the Game Changing Development Program at NASA HQ under the Space Technology Mission Directorate. Previously he was a Senior Technologist within the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA HQ, and for 9 years he worked as a mission architect at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, CA, within the Planetary and Lunar Missions Concepts Group. He also worked as a nuclear design engineer for 9 years at Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada, conducting nuclear safety analysis. He earned a PhD in engineering from Warwick University, UK; an MPhil from Exeter University, UK; an MSc from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary; a Master of Space Studies degree from the International Space University, France; and currently working on a second PhD at the Royal College of Art, School of Innovation Design Engineering, UK. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.


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