Geoffrey Steeves
TP - Fast transit to Mars

Dr. Geoff Steeves is a physics professor at the University of Victoria and a faculty member at the International Space University. He is a co-founder of the StarAcers science education program and a top 16 finalist in Canada's 2008/09 astronaut recruitment campaign.

Geoff completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Alberta studying ultrafast microscopy. He continued his studies through an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California Santa Barbara at the Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computing. Current research interests include Mars analogue environments and low latency tele-robotic exploration.

Geoff is an experienced SCUBA diver and a pilot with a commercial pilot license and multi-engine instrument rating.

At the International Space University Geoff was a participant of SSP10, studying in the Business and Management Department. He chaired the Space Science Department (SSP12, SSP13, SSP14), the Space Humanities Department (SSP15, SSP16) and now serves as an SSP17 Core Chair.