Ryszard (Rich) Pisarski
SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Manager
Dr. Ryszard Pisarski is the level 2 SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Manager for NASA (since 2007) and a member of the level 2 SBIR/STTR Program Management Office at Ames Research Center. This activity involves coordinating all the other Technology Infusion Managers that reside in all ten NASA centers. This work includes facilitating activities that lead to infusion of SBIR/STTR technology into other NASA programs and supporting the SBIR/STTR Program Office at HQ (level 1) . Prior to this Dr. Pisarski was the SBIR/STTR level 3 SBIR/STTR program manager for the Space Operations Mission Directorate and small satellites SBIR program. He also was the Deputy Director of the Technology Partnerships Division at NASA/Ames Research Center ( since 2002).
Dr. Pisarski obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University in 1984 and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU in 1999. He worked at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center developing flight and data analysis software for the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and then became a project manager for a joint US/German/UK astrophysics mission – ROSAT. Dr. Pisarski worked as a branch head for the Astrophysical Data Facility at GSFC where he was responsible for managing a group of scientists who were developing software and analysis techniques for various astrophysics flight missions. In 2000 Dr. Pisarski started working at NASA Ames’s Research Center Computer Science Division as well as the Technology Partnerships Office which are located in Silicon Valley California.