Dr. Núñez is currently the Chief of the Flight Technologies Branch for the Exploration Research and Technology Programs Office at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA. In this capacity, he leads a group of Science and Technology Researchers in the areas of Electrostatics, Advanced Habitats, Suborbital Flights, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sensors, and Space Flight Demonstrations. Over the course of his 30 yr career at NASA, Dr. Nunez has performed in multiple leadership, engineering, project and mission management roles working with Government, Contractor, and University personnel across the U.S. and Internationals such as Brazil, Canada, Japan, Russia and Europe.
He received his Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida (UF), and Master’s and Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Florida, has taught at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) as an adjunct professor, and teaches a project management boot camp course to professionals that want to be certified as such by the Project Management Institute (PMI).