Professor, Department of Aeronautic Dentistr, Kepler Space institute, USA
Dr. Balwant Rai is the founder of curriculum aeronautical (2006) and space Dentistry and JBR group association of space and aeronautical dentistry (2006). He is Program Director and Associate Professor of Aeronautic Dentistry at KSI. He is working as Researcher, VU, Amsterdam. He is also consultants and adviser of different companies. He is also the President and Founder of the JBR Institute of Health Education Research and Technology.
Dr Rai has more than 100 published articles in international and national journals, has written seven books, and is Editor-in-Chief of four international journals He is also founder of the BR formula and BR regression equation used in forensic technology. His current work involves the effect of micro-gravity on the oral cavity, human physiology and psychology and non-invasive biomarkers, including the elaboration of technologies to prevent the adverse effects of microgravity on the human physiology including oral cavity. His biography has been published in Who’s Who in Health and Medicine and Who’s Who in the World, USA. He is invited Editor of Mars Quarterly. He is an invited reviewer to NRF, South Africa, reviewer of more than 10 different journals, and has seven pending patents. He is an invited reviewer of many national and international indexed journals. He was selected as part of Crew 78, Crew on the Mars Desert Research Station [MDRS] as Health and Safety Officer and appointed as Commander for 100 B and Commander 114 crew on MDRS.
He is principal investigator cum researcher on a project entitled “simulated micro-gravity and human factors including oral cavity: non invasive technology”. Dr Rai is working with different space related research projects and has been an invited judge for different space related programs. He has a strong belief in leaving a mark on space programs using non-invasive diagnostic technologies.
Kepler Space institute, USA
Jasdeep Kaur is Chief of JBR society, India. She is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Henry Thorsten award from the ADA. Trained in dental surgery, she was the Health and Safety Officer on the Mars Desert Research Station USA for Crew Number 114. MDRS is a facility where simulated space studies are carried out mimicking authentic space projects on Earth. She has over twenty publications in the area of salivary research. She is also an expert reviewer for the Journal of American Dental Education, Oral Disease, and the Irish Medical Journal. She is presently holds a research position at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. She is working on a project entitled : Space Dentistry and Space Flight.