Sydney Do is a Systems Engineer in the Mars Program Formulation Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he supports the development of future robotic and human Mars mission concepts. He is currently a member of the joint NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return Formulation Team, where he is involved in managing the technical interface between NASA’s lander and ESA’s Sample Fetch Rover teams. At the same time, he manages NASA’s Mars Water Mapping Projects, and supports NASA-wide human Mars exploration planning activities.
He holds a Ph.D. in Space Systems Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Sydney. His past research has focused on Mars crewed surface systems architecting, space habitation and life support, space logistics, landing load impact attenuation for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and Earth-orbiting satellite formation flight.