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Kristopher Sherrill


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-110

Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347Z - Advanced Robotic Systems

Kristopher Sherrill

Group Leader


Kris has over 20 years of industry experience, mainly developing instruments and mechanisms to measure formation properties and sample formation fluids in the downhole drilling environment. He has 16 patents and developed several first to market systems.

Kris started as an aerospace engineering major and is happy to return to his original work interest, space exploration.


Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering University of Houston, 1996

Professional Experience

2014-2016 WET Design, Lead Mechanical Engineer

2012-2014 CoolPlanet Energy, Mechanical Engineering Manager / Project Manager

1994-2012 Sperry Drilling Services / Halliburton, Senior Technical Advisor


  1. I. Nesnas, L. Kerber, G. Sellar, T. Balint, B. Denevi, A. Parness, R. Kornfeld, M. Smith, P. McGarey, T. Brown, E. Sunada, K. Gonter, B. Hockman, P. Hayne, T. Horvath, J. Hopkins, A. Johnson, R. Wagner, Y. Cheng, A. Curtis, K. Zacny, M. Paton, K. Sherrill, "Moon Diver: Exploring a pit's exposed strata to understand lunar volcanism," Acta Astronautica, Volume 211, pp. 163-176, 28 May 2023.