Dave previously served as director of the Applied Technology Directorate at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He was responsible for KSC technology development activities for space vehicle processing and for human exploration of the moon and mars, evaluating new technologies and suggesting new technical areas for KSC’s development. Before his role as director, Bartine served as senior technical advisor to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Office of Advanced Development where he participated in the collection and documentation of NASA’s Human Exploration and Development of Space Technology needs, and helped to establish joint technology development efforts.
He served at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1969-1994, holding positions as the associate director for the Engineering Technologies Division; liaison to NASA’s Office of Exploration for the Department of Energy; and program director for the Strategic Defense Initiative Program (Star Wars – SDI) for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In his technical career at Oak Ridge, Bartine analyzed radiation shielding requirements for the Skylab mission, and worked extensively in radiation protection and shielding and nuclear reactor design for advanced reactors, including liquid metal and gas cooled systems for both terrestrial and space applications. Mr. Bartine has a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, a M.S. degree in Science Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Eastern Baptist College.