Armstrong Flight Research Center Technology Transfer Office Team

Technology Transfer Office
Armstrong Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273 M/S 1100
Edwards, CA 93523-0273
Fax: (661) 276-3001
Email: AFRC-TTO@mail.nasa.gov

General Office Inquiries:
Phone: 661-276-3368
Email: AFRC-TTO@mail.nasa.gov

Licensing & Partnership Opportunities:
Phone: 661-276-3368
Email: AFRC-TTO@mail.nasa.gov



Laura Fobel Laura Fobel
Laura Fobel is the Technology Transfer Officer at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. She is responsible for working with the center's technology projects and external partners and managing activities to transfer technologies developed at NASA Armstrong to the private and public sectors in the United States for commercialization. Laura also oversees Armstrong’s intellectual property portfolio, including management of new technology disclosures, novelty assessments and patent protection and licensing. During her more than 20 years at NASA Armstrong, Laura has held several lead technical and managerial roles, including IT Security Manager and SOFIA Program Systems Engineering and Integration Lead for configuration, data, risk and information management. She has participated on several agency working groups in the development of agency policies, procedures and requirements documents. Earlier in her career, she worked as a software engineer developing real-time thermal control and simulation software. Laura earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Hawaii.

Earl Adams Earl Adams
  • New Technology Representative
  • Software Release Authority
  • Phone: (661) 276-5307
  • Email: earl.s.adams@nasa.gov
Earl Adams is the New Technology Representative and Software Release Authority at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. He is responsible for managing new technology submissions, managing the use of the New Technology Transfer System, as well as the software release process. Earl is also responsible for new technology reporting and software release training at Armstrong. Earl has worked at Armstrong for more than 20 years where he has served an Electronic Technician in the Operations Avionics Branch designing, installing and maintaining Flight Control and Research Instrumentation Systems on a variety of Airborne and Ground Based Systems.

Samantha Hull Samantha Hull
  • JACOBS
  • Technology Transfer Senior Analyst
  • Program Administration
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Phone: (661) 276-3368
  • Email: samantha.m.hull@nasa.gov
Samantha Hull is the Outreach Coordinator for the technologies coming out of the Technology Transfer Office. Her current duties include the review of new technologies for outreach opportunities such as NASA Tech Briefs, Technology Opportunity Sheets, the NASA Armstrong Technology Transfer Website as well as participation at conferences and conventions. Samantha received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban Studies and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a Masters of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Arizona State University.

Janeya Griffin Janeya Griffin
Janeya Griffin is currently the Technology Transfer Specialist contractor for NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. She currently holds a certification in Entrepreneurial Technology Commercialization from California State University, San Bernardino and two Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Chemistry with a concentration in Forensics Science from Grambling State University. Ms. Griffin has consulting experience as a business consultant with the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane division, Emerging Growth Enterprise, LLC, as well as Innovation Economy Connect.

SBIR / STTR

Mark Davis Mark Davis
Mark Davis is the Technology Infusion Manager at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center for the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program. His main duties include covering the subject areas of flight test techniques, development of aerodynamic research instrumentation, aerodynamic characterization of concept and experimental vehicles, in-flight flow visualization techniques, and hypersonic research. Mr. Davis formerly served as the Acting Branch Chief for the Aerodynamic Branch, and served as the deputy for NESC Flight Mechanics Technical Discipline Team, and recently served as Deputy Project manager for the Aeronautical Science project. He has served on a variety of projects to include the G-III SARGE, Orion Constellation Pad Abort 1 test, X-43A Hyper-X Project, F-106 Eclipse, and more. Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.

Gray Creech Gray Creech
Gray Creech is a Senior Technology Analyst for Jacobs technology at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. In this position, he works with NASA’s Small business Innovation Research program, helping match the technical capabilities of small businesses around the nation with existing and future NASA technology needs. Past work includes NASA strategic communications, and as a uniformed member of the U.S. Air Force, served assignments with several special access programs performing weapons and platforms test and development. He deployed to the Middle East during the Gulf War in support of U-2 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Gray earned a bachelor’s Degree from Chapman University, and has authored and co-authored many technical articles in various publications, including NASA Tech Briefs.