Florida Institute of Technology


Dr. Ondrej Doule
Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Design and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Doule is appointed assistant professor in the Human Centered Design Institute at Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a founder, co-coordinator and designer of a FP7 funded international research project, a Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments architecture demonstrator for space and earth applications. Dr. Doule is a vice-chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Architecture Technical Committee.

In past he led space architecture research and academic activities and chaired the Space and Society department at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France where he also coordinated number of international and interdisciplinary team project. During his doctoral research he performed his internship at NASA Ames Research Center focusing on Martian Base architecture. His concept design of a suborbital spacecraft interior Silverbird won an Arthur C.Clarke Foundation prize for a unique contribution to a safety of a human spaceflight. Dr. Doule is also active in space architecture outreach. Number of his activities is coordinated through a virtual innovation studio and online design platform called Space Innovations. His research focuses on theory of design, design methods, and architecture with particular focus on extreme environments. Innovative transfer, integration and application of a new space and terrestrial design methods and technologies and integration of space, aerospace and terrestrial domain, to enable faster and more effective project development is a main driver of his research.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture in Extreme Environments from the Czech Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 2010, his M.Sc., Master of Science in Space Management, from the International Space University in 2008, and his M.Arch., Master in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Czech Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 2006.