Last Updated: 2/1/2011

Roy Christoffersen

Affiliation/Institution: NASA Johnson Space Center
Phone: 281-244-8380
Email: roy.christoffersen-1@nasa.gov
  Field-Emission STEM Facility Manager, Jacobs Technology-ESCG 
  ARES Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 

University prior to coming to ASU: Brown University
Status at ASU: Postdoc
Time period at ASU: 1982 - 1984; 1985 - 1986

My family and myself

The family all are well, Sue has been teaching in the Clear Lake Schools in various capacities for many years now. She is more physically active that me (not good for me!), and is passionate about distance running, having done two marathons within the last 6 years.

Son Peter (great name!) is a sophomore at my alma mater, St. Lawrence University, in upstate New York. The pull of life's gravity has decreed that he is, yes, a geology major, with sincere interest in paleontology and possibly also planetary geology (I wonder where he got that from?). I have, however, told him that if he merges the two interests to become an astrobiologist, I will disown him.

Daughter Anna is a sophomore in high school, involved in the theater department and Girl Scouts.

My scientific/microscopy work at JSC both on my own and in collaboration with Lindsay has attained some strange level of career success that I would never, never, have predicted 5 years ago. This includes having essentially "my own" NASA grant money. As you know, however, it takes tremendous force of will and work to keep the money rolling in. So when some middle aged people are thinking about retirement, I'm going all-out, full force every day (a lifestyle that I also learned from a few other people in my travels.).

7 * M Research Group at Arizona State University