Dr. Martha Clowdsley has worked for NASA Langley Research Center for sixteen years. Her research has focused on the transport of ionizing radiation through materials and developing technologies for shielding astronauts from space radiation. She currently serves as Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Exploration Systems RadWorks project which develops technologies that support NASA’s efforts to manage health and human performance radiation risks for space exploration. Prior to working for NASA, Martha held research associate positions with the National Research Council and the College of William and Mary and taught mathematics as an adjunct professor at Tidewater Community College.
Martha has been an active volunteer for the YWCA South Hampton Roads for many years. She has chaired the Women of Distinction Committee and the Program Committee, and she served as Board Chair from September 2009 to September 2011.
Martha holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Old Dominion University.