Timothy Meehan, PhD
Dr. Timothy Meehan has extensive expertise in biomolecular analytical science and diagnostics. He has led cross disciplinary research at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in the Centre for Biomarker Research and Development developing novel genetic platforms for early detection of breast cancer. He has applied nanotechnology approaches to bioengineering through a collaborative effort with the Australian Stem Cell Centre in order to achieve large scale human synthetic whole blood production. In addition to academic research, Tim is a seasoned small business leader with experience in genetic diagnostics, microbial parasite detection and commercial New Space startup ventures. He has applied his bioscience expertise to advise a number of New Space companies interested in using biological approaches to address the challenges of spaceflight. While directing operations of Saber Astronautics he is working with NASA performing reduced gravity hardware flight tests and developing the next generation of autonomous fault detection and recovery solutions for spacecraft.