PISCES is pleased to welcome Kye Harford to the team this month as a Materials Science intern. Kye will work with Geology Technician Kyla Defore to research basalt sintering techniques for ISRU construction.

Originally from Okinawa, Japan, Kye graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in May 2018 with a major in Geology and minor in Agriculture. Kye will be handling much of the basalt sample analysis work needed to create a comprehensive catalog of Hawaii’s volcanic rock for use in basalt sintering construction. He will intern with PISCES through December this year and contribute to the eventual publication of a scientific research paper outlining Hawaiian basalt compositions and their usefulness in sintering.

Outside of work and study, Kye enjoys surfing, hula and watching movies. He said he is both surprised and excited to be working with PISCES. Welcome to the team, Kye!