Maddie Haas is a Ph.D. candidate in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. She is from Menomonie, Wisconsin and is interested in space suit and life support system design. Maddie is conducting research on how heat rejection of the human body changes depending on gravity.
Understanding and modeling the physiological changes in the body’s thermoregulation system is essential for next generation heat rejection designs for extravehicular suits in partial gravity environments such as the moon and Mars. Outside of her research, Maddie is also involved with other projects in the lab, including full-body human scanning systems, digital EVA human modelling, and mechanical design.
After completing her PhD, Maddie hopes to return to industry, focusing on human spaceflight through spacesuit design, life support systems, or mission operations. Outside of the lab and her studies, Maddie enjoys crocheting, music, practicing Krav Maga, and being a cat mom.
Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017)
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minor: Spanish Language
Engineer (Aircraft Structures and Systems), Karem Aircraft, August 2017 – August 2020
Engineering Intern (Structures Testing), SpaceX, May – August 2016
Engineering Intern (Stress Analysis), Northrop Grumman Corporation, June – August 2015
Engineering Intern (Quality), 3M Corporation, May – August 2014