UMSS20 Student Profile: Christopher DeMarchi

Christopher DeMarchi, Mechanical Engineering
Simulating Varying Hydrogen Flow Patterns in Solar Powered Lunar Oxygen Production
Mentored by Justin Lapp

Christopher DeMarchi is studying and developing different options in order to extract oxygen from lunar soil. The goal is to allow long-term habitation for humans on the moon. He has hopes of turning science fiction into reality – that some day humans will be able to colonize the moon.

“I get to combine my love for space and human development, with my fluids and thermodynamics background. It all comes together to form a project that really drives home why I chose mechanical engineering,” says DeMarchi.