Mr. Gardner is the Lead Power Electronics Engineer at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, specializing in the analog and digital circuit design for space power systems. He is a member of the Power Management and Distribution Branch, which provides discipline engineering for power management and distribution research, development, design, test, and evaluation for use in space, aeronautical, and terrestrial electric power systems applications. Mr. Gardner has been involved with numerous NASA efforts, ranging from performing circuit simulations of spacecraft anomalies to developing prototype power system components. Current work activities include the conceptual development of power electronics “building blocks” to be used in future deep-space manned missions, as well as a corresponding standard document. Mr. Gardner received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2007 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University in 2009. He is a member of the NASA Engineering & Safety Center Electrical Power Technical Discipline Team, which provides technical evaluation and consultation in electrical power to NASA and the nation.