Dr. Daniel Tompkins
Dr. Daniel Tompkins
Delaware Valley University, B.S. Orn. Horticulture and Environmental Design 2005-2009
University of Florida, Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) 2009-2013
DIY Service LLC agricultural research, Owner, 2013- Present
Dr. Daniel Tompkins has a lifelong interest for helping plants grow and provide food through the understanding and practice of plant science, agricultural systems, and environmental concerns through a diverse 20+ year career.
With a passion for forest conservation as well, he founded and is leading an xprize rainforest team into semifinals. He has contributed to the field of plant disease diagnostic labs and advanced crop consulting services for fruit and vegetable growers. Daniel has in-depth experience with lab and field operations and is knowledgeable in a diversity of cropping systems- organic, conventional, open field and greenhouse hydroponics within the USA and internationally.
His space research is focused on how to use resources of space at an expanding rate to sustain life in regards to mass balance and embodied energy.
Summer, 2021 (Mars Settlement and Exploration)
Articles and Publications
2021 US Patent #10900004 Open loop additive material process and system for creating a human-habitable environment https://patents.google.com/patent/US10900004B2/en?oq=10%2c900%2c004
2020 AIAA :Transformative Technologies for Space Exploration II GrowMars Process for Expanding Oxygen, Food, Radiation, Manufacturing Material Production Rates https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-4153
2020 Universe Today Practical Ideas for Farming on the Moon and Mars https://www.universetoday.com/146304/practical-ideas-for-farming-on-the-moon-and-mars/
2019 Space Resources Roundtable ARCHITECTURE FOR A FARM IN A MOON VILLAGE WITH IN-SITU MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
Lutz K., Tompkins, D., et al., Sustainable Nitrogen Cycle for Mars Settlement: Operations Analysis, Agriculture, and Soil Ecosystem. IAC 2021, Human Exploration of Mars. ResearchGate