IAF Student Competition


2016 Student Competition recipients.

2016 Student Competition recipients

At the IAC E2 Symposium, the Student Conference, undergraduate and graduate students (no more than 28 years of age) present papers on any project in space sciences, industry or technology.

While Student Conference sessions E2.1 and E2.2 address students presenting papers that represent the specific work of no more than two students, the Student Team Competition (E2.3) addresses undergraduate and graduate level student teams papers which represent the work of three or more students.

All students presenting papers in the sessions E2.1 and E2.2 will compete in the student competition; students presenting in session E2.3 compete for the Hans von Muldau Team Award.

The guidelines for the student competition will be distributed from the session chairs to the authors after abstract acceptance.

The awards for the winners of the international student competition are sponsored by

  • Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (3AF)
  • British Interplanetary Society (BIS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt – Lilienthal-Oberth e.
    V. (DGLR)
  • Internationaler Förderkreis für Raumfahrt (IFR)
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2016 International Student Winners

British Interplanetary Sociey Prize for best technical paper

Jan Lukacevic

University of Prague, Czech Republic, PREDATOR Experiment

Hans von Muldau Team Award for the Best Team Project

Juan Carlos Mariscal

Facultad de Ingenieria-UNAM, Mexico

UAM Space in Sample Return Robot Challenge: Creating an Exploration Rover for NASA Team leader

2016 National Student Winners


Martin Dullweber, “Development of a Tool for Multi-Layer Insulation Manipulation and Handling“


Thomas Lund; University of Strathclyde; “Manufacturing of the Prototype Inflatable Conical Antenna – REXUS Deployment (PICARD)”

Robert Garner; University of Strathclyde; “Comparison of the emissions of current expendable launch vehicles and future spaceplanes”


Christopher T. Lyne, Vanderbilt University, “Design and Test of a 10N Hydrogen-Peroxide Monopropellant Thruster”

Eryn Culton, US Naval Academy, “Small Satellite Navigation, Rendezvous and Docking System: Concept Design and Optimization”


Edoardo Cuchetti, ISAE-SUPAERO, “Student concept of a multi-U nanosatellite for Earth-to-Moon transfer and Lunar operation of a small scientific payload”

Pierre Foullon, ESTACA, “Autonomous aquaponic system to recreate an ecosystem for Mars settlers”

French, German, US, British and Canadian students submitting abstracts for the sessions E2.1 and E2.2 should apply via the national coordinators: