Dr. Eustes specializes in drilling operations and experimental and modeling research. He has twenty-four years of drilling, completion, workover, and production engineering and operations experience. As a field engineer, he designed and supervised the drilling of oil and gas wells in several states. His research at the Colorado School of Mines has involved him in drilling operations across the country. Current research activities include ongoing research with the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the development of a robotic drill for Martian deployment. He is also working on a National Science Foundation grant to develop a next-generation deep-wet ice-coring rig for Antarctic mobilization. Dr. Eustes is a registered Professional Engineer with the state of Colorado.