Dillon Hall is a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is from Saltillo, Mississippi, and is interested in space suit design. Dillon’s primary research focuses on analyzing previous space suit designs from Apollo-era to present day in order to determine engineering variables that contribute to the construction of an extravehicular activity (EVA) pressure garment. His research would help develop space suits that can be custom-fitted to astronauts while still being mobile, ergonomic, efficiently made, and cost-effective.
Dillon aspires to become an astronaut and participate in deep space missions. He sees his emphasis in space suit design as the first step towards that goal. After graduating, Dillon anticipates gaining pilot experience and applying for astronaut candidacy. Outside of his studies, Dillon enjoys spending time with friends, including weekly trivia nights.
2018: B. S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi
- Emphasis in Manufacturing
- Who’s Who Award, University of Mississippi
- Inaugural Engineering Student Body Engineering Impact Award, University of Mississippi
- Awarded 1st place in the 49th International Conference of Environmental Systems (ICES) Student Poster Competition
Engineering Intern, Tecumseh, July – September 2017
Senior Engineering Intern, Orbital ATK, May – August 2016