Dr. Geoff Steeves

Dr. Geoff Steeves is a physics professor at the University of Victoria and a faculty member at the International Space University.

He is a co-founder of the StarAcers science education program and was a top 16 finalist in Canada’s 2008/09 astronaut recruitment campaign.

Geoff is a M-IFR rated commercial pilot and flight instructor.

Geoff completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Alberta studying ultrafast microscopy.

He continued his studies through an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California Santa Barbara at the Center for Spintronics and Quantum


Current research interests include Mars analogue environments and low latency tele-robotic exploration.

At the International Space University Geoff was a participant of SSP10, studying in the Business and Management Department.

He chaired the Space Science Department (SSP12, SSP13, SSP14), the Space Humanities Department (SSP15, SSP16) and served as a Core Lecture Series Chair (SSP17).

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