Former Nasa Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao Joins Diomics Leadership Team
Diomics, a leading bioscience company focused on the development of Diomat™ technology for a range of life science, aerospace and specialty products, today announced the appointment of former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao as Special Advisor.
“We’re pleased to have Dr. Chiao join our leadership team as Special Advisor. He’s an extraordinary spokesman for innovation and the life science and aerospace industries,”
Dr. Chiao has already begun his role, working with Diomics’ research and commercial partners and contributing to the strategic efforts of the company.
About Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
Educated as an engineer, Chiao works in business and academia. He is also a consultant, speaker and former NASA astronaut. Chiao grew up in Danville, Calif., and earned a Doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. A native English speaker, he also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian.
His Space Shuttle missions include:
In addition, he flew as Flight Engineer 1 aboard Soyuz TMA-5 to the ISS, where he served as Commander and NASA science officer during Expedition 10. Chiao received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 2004. After a 15-year career with NASA, he left in 2005 to work and consult on a number of projects. In 2009, he served as a member of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council. He holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is involved in educational programs. An instrument-rated pilot, Chiao has logged over 2,900 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. He enjoys flying his Grumman Tiger airplane, and downhill skiing.
About Diomics Corporation
Diomics, based in La Jolla, California, is a bioscience company focused on the development of Diomat™ technology for a range of life science, aerospace and specialty products. Diomat™