The Conference

The International Conference on Environmental Systems was started in 1971 with a focus on the dissemination of technical and scientific information on topics related to humans living in space and working in extreme environments.  The conference includes technical sessions, panel discussions, student poster competition and published proceedings.

The conference is organized by the ICES Steering Committee and five committees aid in the coordination of the annual conference through the organization of technical sessions and the solicitation of technical papers for presentation and publication.

ICES 2023 Steering Committee

ICES 2023 Conference Chair

Shawn Macleod


ICES 2023 Vice Chair

Kevin Duda

Draper Laboratory


TECS Program Chair

Art Avila

Jet Propulsion Lab

IIC Program Chair

Martin Altenburg


AIChE Program Chair

Morgan Abney

NASA Engineering and Safety Center

ICS Program Chair

Shane McFarland

NASA Johnson Space Center

AIAA LS&S Program Chair

James Nabity

University of Colorado-Boulder

Past Chair - ICES 2022

Tom Leimkuehler

NASA Johnson Space Center

past Chair - ICES 2020/2021

Stephane Lapensee

European Space Agency

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