in print
over 50 refereed journal articles, technical reports, white papers, and a book chapter
over 100 published presentations and conference papers
proposals
NASA Discovery Class Proposals; ESA Cosmic Vision Proposals; NASA Flagship Class Studies 

documentary film
published on Amazon Prime Video


selected publications & shows


design, cybernetics & innovation

BALINT, T., 2019. “Cold comfort for astronauts,” ROOM The Space Journal, #1 (19) 2019

BALINT, T., Hee Lee, C, 2019. "Pillow Talk—Curating Delight for Astronauts," Acta Astronautica, Volume 159, June 2019, Pages 228–237 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Here Lee, C., 2018. “Pillow Talk—Curating Delight for Astronauts,” 69th International Astronautical Congress, Session 5.3—Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Bremen, Germany, October 1–5)

BALINT, T., Pangaro, P., 2017. "The Emerging Roles of the Observer on Human Space Missions," 68th International Astronautical Congress, Session 5.3—Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Adelaide, Australia, September 25–29

Sahoo, S., BALINT, T., 2017. "Essentiality of HHMI (Harmonizing Human Material Interaction) in Space Habitats," 68th International Astronautical Congress, Session 5.1—Architecture for Humans in Space: Design, Engineering, Concepts and Mission Planning, Adelaide, Australia, September 25–29

Hesseldahl, K., Strimfors, V., BALINT, T., 2017. "Strata Space—A Layered Approach to Space Habitat Interior Designs," 68th International Astronautical Congress, Session 5.1—Architecture for Humans in Space: Design, Engineering, Concepts and Mission Planning, Adelaide, Australia, September 25–29

BALINT, T., Freeman, A., 2017. “Designing the Design at JPL’s Innovation Foundry,“ Acta Astronautica, Volume 137, Pages 182–191 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Freeman, A., 2016. “Designing the Design at JPL’s Innovation Foundry,“ 67th International Astronautical Congress, Session D.1.3 System Engineering—Methods, Processes and Tools, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26–30)

BALINT, T., Pangaro, P., 2017. “Design Space for Space Design—Dialogs Through Boundary Objects at the Intersections of Art, Design, Science, and Engineering,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 134, May 2017, Pages 41–53 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Pangaro, P., 2016. “Design Space for Space Design—Dialogs Through Boundary Objects at the Intersections of Art, Design, Science, and Engineering,” 67th International Astronautical Congress, Session E.5.3—Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26–30)

BALINT, T., 2017. “Design Space for Space Design—Humanly {S:pace} Constructs Across Perceptional Boundaries,” PhD Thesis, Royal College of Art, School of Design, Innovation Design Engineering Research, UK

Balint, T., 2016. “Design Space for Space Design: Cybernetics, Human Centered Design, and NASA,” Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group Colloquium, July 6, Available at: <http://spirit.as.utexas.edu/%7Efiso/telecon/Balint_7-6-16/>, (Presentation and audio recording)

BALINT, T., Hall, A., 2016. “How to design and fly your humanly space object in space?” Acta Astronautica, Volume 123, June–July 2016, Pages 71–85 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Hall, A., 2015. “How to design and fly your humanly space object in space?” Paper Number: IAC-15-E.5.4.1, 66th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-2015, Jerusalem, Israel, October 12–16; Continuation of the IAC-14 / Acta Astronautica published Humanly Space Objects paper)

BALINT, T., 2016. “Making of the Galileo Flow Field Artifacts,” 13th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Laurel, Maryland, June 13–17

BALINT, T., Stevens, J., 2016. “Wicked problems in space technology development at NASA,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 118, January–February 2016, Pages 96–108 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Stevens, J., 2014. “Wicked problems in space technology development at NASA,” IAC-2014, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Paper: D1.3.6x22735, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29–Oct. 3)

BALINT, T., Depenbrock, B., Stevens, J., 2015. “Design Driven Approach to Optimize the Research and Development Portfolio of a Technology Organization,” Paper Number: IAC-15-D.1.6.1, 66th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-2015, Jerusalem, Israel, October 12-16 (Continuation of the IEEE Big Sky, and IAC-14 Wicked Problems papers)

BALINT, T., Hall, A., 2015. “Humanly space objects—perception and connection with the observer,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 110, May–June 2015, Pages 129–144 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Hall, A., 2014. “Humanly space objects - perception and connection with the observer,” IAC-2014, Paper:E5,4.4x27194, Toronto, Canada, Sept.29–Oct.3)

BALINT, T., Hall, A., 2015. “The Roles of Design and Cybernetics for Planetary Probe Missions,” International Planetary Probe Workshop, IPPW-12, Cologne, Germany, June 15–19

Depenbrock, B., BALINT, T., Sheehy, J., 2015. “Leveraging Design Principles to Optimize Technology Portfolio Prioritization,” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA, March 7–14

BALINT, T., Melchiorri, J., 2014. “Making the Venus Concept Watch 1.0,” Acta Astronautica, Vol.101, pp. 138-150, Issue: August-September, International Academy of Astronautics, Weblink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.04.022 (Republished from: BALINT, T., Melchiorri, J., 2013. “Making of the Venus Concept Watch 1.0”, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, Paper ID Number: IAC–13–E5.4.6, September 23–27)

BALINT, T., 2013. “Disruptive Innovation: A Comparison Between Government and Commercial Space,” 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, Paper ID Number: IAC–13–D1.3.3, September 23–27

shows & artifacts

Balint, T., 2016. "Galileo Flow Field," Bronze artifact using the investment casting process, won the REMET Student Casting Prize 2016, May 27, Available at: <http://www.remet.com/uk/winner-remet-prize-2016-world/>

Balint, T., 2016. “IPPW Alvin Seiff Award Medal,” Bronze medal created for the International Planetary Probe Workshop Alvin Sheiff Award committee; first medal handed out to an awardee in June 2016

Balint, T., 2016. “Expanding boundaries,” Bronze medal submitted to the British Art Medal Society (BAMS) 2016 Student Competition, February; will be exhibited at the Carmarthen School of Art at Coleg Sir Gar in September 2016

Balint, T., 2016. “Design Space for Space Design: Intersections & Cybernetic Dialogs through a Boundary Object,” WIP-2016, Work in Progress Show, RCA, Installation with Bronze sculpture, poster, and display, January 27-31 

Balint, T., 2015. “Humanly Space Objects / Humanly Space Chair,” WIP-2015, Work in Progress Show, RCA, January 29-February 1

Official conference posters for the International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW): for IPPW–4, IPPW–6, IPPW–7, IPPW–8, IPPW–9, IPPW–10, IPPW–11, IPPW–12, IPPW–13, IPPW–14, IPPW–15

documentary film

BALINT, T., Lehtonen, O., 2018. “Design Space for Space Design,” published on Amazon Prime Video, https://www.amazon.com/Design-Space-Tibor-Balint/dp/B07K8V62MQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6964PKVIMCYI&keywords=design+space+for+space+design&qid=1551469838&s=gateway&sprefix=design+space+for+%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-1

 

roadmapping

NASA Space Technology Roadmaps, Office of the Chief Technologist, 2010, Viewed: April 21, 2013, Available at: <http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/home/roadmaps/>

NASA SMD PSD – SSE Roadmap Team, 2006. “Solar System Exploration – Solar System Exploration Roadmap for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate,” NASA Science Missions Directorate, Planetary Science Division, Report Number: JPL-D-35618, September 15, Available at: <solarsystem.nasa.gov> (NASA Report)

 

proposals

Baines, K., Hall, J., 2009. “VALOR,” NASA’s Discovery Program (BALINT, T.S.—Proposal Manager) 

Chassefiere, E. (PI), 2009. “European Venus Explorer (EVE)—An in-situ mission to Venus,” Answer to the Second Planning Cycle of ESA’s Cosmic Vision Program (Steering Committee member) 

Baines, K., BALINT, T., 2008. “Nuclear Polar VALOR,” Proposal won under the NSPIRES NASA Discovery and Scout Mission Capabilities Expansion (DSMCE) call (Principal Investigator: K. Baines, Co-Investigator: T. Balint) 

Chassefiere, E. (PI), 2007. “European Venus Explorer (EVE)—An in-situ mission to Venus,” Answer to the First Planning Cycle of ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025, June (Steering Committee member) (proposal not selected by ESA, but ranked first among the remaining science missions)

Marty, B., Guillot, T., Coustenis, A., and the KRONOS Consortium, 2007. “KRONOS—Exploring the Depths of Saturn with Probes and Remote Sensing Through an International Mission,” A proposal in response to the European Space Agency Cosmic Vision Call 2015-2025, June (proposal team member) (proposal not selected by ESA)

 

extreme environment technologies

BALINT, T.S., Kolawa, E.A., Cutts, J.A., Peterson, C.E., 2008. “Extreme environment technologies for NASA’s robotic planetary missions,” Acta Astronautica, 63 (2008) 285-298, Elsevier Publishing, Pergamon, ScienceDirect

Cutts, J.A., BALINT, T.S., Chassefiere, E., Kolawa, E.A., 2007. “Chapter 13: Technology Perspectives in the Future Exploration of Venus,” Chapman Monograph – Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet, Publisher: AGU, Editors: L.W. Esposito, E.R. Stofan, R.E. Cravens, ISBN 978-0-87590-441-2, 2007 (Book Chapter)

Kolawa, E., BALINT, T.S., Birur, G. Brandon, E., Del Castillo, L., Hall, J., Johnson, M., Kirschman, R., Manvi, R., Mojarradi, M., Moussessian, A., Patel, J., Pauken, M., Peterson, C., Whitacre, J., Martinez, E., Venkapathy, E., Newdeck, P., Okajie R., 2007, “Extreme Environment Technologies for Future Space Science Missions,” Technical Report JPL D-32832, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., September 19

 

planetary mission concepts & mission impact of technologies

Grinspoon, D., Amato, M.J., Adams, M.L., BALINT, T.S., “Venus Climate Mission Study,” Mission Concept Study Report to the NRC Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel, NASA-GSFC, JPL/Caltech, NASA–ARC, June, 2010

BALINT, T.S., Kolawa, E.A., Cutts, J.A., 2007. “Mitigating Extreme Environments for In-Situ Venus and Jupiter Missions,” Journal of British Interplanetary Society, JBIS, Vol.60, No.7., pp.238–248, July

BALINT, T.S., 2006. “Exploring Triton with Multiple Landers,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Vol.59 No.10, October

The Eve Team, E. Chassefière, O. Korablev, T. Imamura, K.H. Baines, C.F. Wilson, D.V. Titov, K.L. Aplin, T. BALINT, J.E. Blamont, C.G. Cochrane, C. Ferencz, F. Ferri, M. Gerasimov, J.J. Leitner, J. Lopez-Moreno, B. Marty, M. Martynov, S.V. Pogrebenko, A. Rodin, J.A. Whiteway, L.V. Zasova, and the EVE Team, 2009. “European Venus Explorer: An in-situ mission to Venus using a balloon platform,” Advances in Space Research (a COSPAR publication), 44:106–115,  0273-1177/$36.00Ó2009COSPAR, Published by Elsevier Ltd., doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2008.11.025
 

radioisotope power systems & mission impacts

Leifer, S.D., Green, J.R., BALINT, T.S., Manvi, R., 2009. “Venus Mobile Explorer with RPS for active cooling: A feasibility study,” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA, March 7–14

BALINT, T.S., Jordan, J.F. Jr., 2007. “RPS Strategies to Enable NASA’s Next Decade Robotic Mars Missions,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 60, Number 12, pp.992–1001, June 2007

BALINT, T.S., Sturm II, E.J., Woolley, R.C., Jordan, J.F., 2006. “Can We Power Future Mars Missions?” Journal of British Interplanetary Society, JBIS, Vol.60, No.8, pp.294–303, August 2007

Abelson, R.D., BALINT, T.S., Evans, M., Schriener, T., Shirley, J.H., Spilker, T.R., 2005. “Extending Exploration with Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems,” Technical Report JPL D-28903, PP–266 0333, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., October

BALINT, T.S., 2005. “Small Power System Trade Options for Advanced Mars Mission Studies,” Space Technology, Industrial and Commercial Applications, Lister Science, UK, Vol. 25, Number 1, pp. 15–26 

Abelson, R., BALINT, T.S., Coste, K., Elliott, J.O., Randolph, J.E., Schmidt, G.R., Schriener, T., Shirley, J.H., Spilker, T.R., 2004. “Expanding Frontiers with Standard Radioisotope Power Systems,” Technical Report JPL D-28902, PP–266 0332 National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., December 

BALINT, T.S., “Europa Surface Science Package Feasibility Assessment,” Report Number: JPL D-30050, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology; Public domain document from NASA HQ, September 2004

Abelson, R.D., BALINT, T.S., Marshall, K.E., Noravian, H., Randolph, J.E., Satter, C.M., Schmidt, G.R. and Shirley, J.H., 2004. “Enabling Exploration with Small Radioisotope Power Systems,” Technical Report JPL Pub 04-10, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., September 

 

launch and in-space propulsion

Sankovic, J., Goebel, D., 2011. “Feasibility Study of an Electric Propulsion Systems Testbed on the International Space Station,” (Study coordinator: BALINT, T.S.), September

Reh, K., Spilker, T., Elliott, J., BALINT, T., Donahue, B., McCormic, D., Smith D.B., Tandon, S., Woodcock, G., 2008. “Ares V: Application to Solar System Scientific Exploration,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, JPL Publication 08–3, January

 

computational fluid dynamics

BALINT, T.S. & Lucey, A.D., 2005. “Instability of a cantilevered flexible plate in viscous channel flow,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, Issue 20, pp. 893–912, by invitation, published by Elsevier Ltd., October

BALINT, T.S., 2002. “Assessment of Commercial Off the Shelf Computational Fluid Dynamics (COTS–CFD) Tools to Enhance the Concurrent Design Environment at NASA–JPL,” Master of Space Studies (MSS) Personal Project, International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France & Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA, May

BALINT, T.S., 2001. “Dynamics of the upper airway,” PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, UK

 

terrestrial surface reactors

BALINT, T.S., 1999. “Single-Phase and Two-Phase Pressure Drop Methodology for 37-Element Fuel in Uncrept Channel,” RCAS/THAD, Report Number N-03310-985009, Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada, January (Internal Proprietary)

Cheng, I. & BALINT, T.S., 1995. “Two-Phase Pressure Drop and Critical Heat Flux for 37-Element Fuel,” RSOAD, Report Number N-Rep-03310-955044, Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada, March (Internal Proprietary)

BALINT, T.S., 1989. “Experimental Study of Convective Mass Transfer Rates Using an Evaporative Mass Transfer Technique in Obstructed Channels,” MPhil Thesis, University of Exeter, UK

 

further Information

many of these papers, and more, can be found at the following sites:

https://rca.academia.edu/TiborBalint

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tibor_Balint