Arthur Barriault graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ with a BS in Space Physics in 2016. He is in his second year as a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, focusing in Bioastronautics at the University of Colorado - Boulder. In his current research, he hopes to develop and validate new methods of non-invasive monitoring of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) to help NASA determine the cause of Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS) in astronauts. He currently works as a research assistant at BioServe Space Technologies, helping design, build, test, and integrate scientific payloads for research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). His primary focus is the development of "Kidney on a Chip", a project launching in February 2019 to study the effects of microgravity on kidney cells.
While an undergraduate, he focused on electromagnetism and its use in space propulsion. Before moving to Colorado, he spent a year at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) working on various projects supporting the development of a next generation Hall Effect Thruster, including: determination of Hall thruster erosion rates, vacuum facility testing, and the development of in-situ diagnostic tools.