David Wolf Awarded Honorary Doctorate Spring 2014

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Purdue astronaut alumnus David Wolf will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree during the spring commencement ceremonies at the West Lafayette campus on May 18th

Purdue astronaut alumnus David Wolf will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree during the spring commencement ceremonies at the West Lafayette campus on May 18th.

David Wolf, M.D., of Indianapolis, a 28-year NASA veteran and astronaut who has spent 168 days in space and conducted seven spacewalks over four separate missions, including space Shuttles Columbia, Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavor, as well as the International Space Station, Russian Space Station MIR, and Spacelab. Before being selected as an astronaut, he led teams producing medical research instrumentation for spaceflight including novel state-of-the-art technology for three-dimensional tissue engineering.

A medical doctor, electrical engineer, and inventor, he has been awarded 17 U.S. patents, received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, and was named the NASA Inventor of the Year. He most recently joined the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a Visiting Professor. Dr. Wolf will colloborate with Professor Steven Collicott to teach the orbital section of his unique hands-on project class, AAE418 "Zero-gravity Flight Experiment." Dr. Wolf will receive the doctor of engineering degree at 3:45 p.m. May 18.

Dr. Wolf's full biography can be found here