2013 Emerging and future Space Leaders
Kiyoshi Higuchi, President of the IAF, is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme selection.
Twelve young people have been selected to participate in the 2013 IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme and attended the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing, China from 23 to 27 October 2013 (listed in alphabetical order):
Kishor ACHARYA, Tribhuwan University, Nepal
Mr Acharya is completing his Bachelor in physics at the Tribhuwan University, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Constant CHUMA, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Graduated from the National University of Science and Technology and the African REgional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (Nigeria), Mr Chuma works at the National University of Science and Technology as a lecturer.
Zorana DANCUO, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ms Dancuo has a Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade and started her PhD in 2010 on high-G human centrifuges for pilot and astronaut training and flight simulation.
Sergii KUZKOV, Main Astronautical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine) Mr Kuzkov works at the Main Astronautical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as leading engineer.
Jonathan LUN, Wits University, South Africa
Mr Jun has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical University from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and started his PhD in developing new ways of improving the performance of the plasma thruster.
Mariana MANEIRO, Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela
Graduate from Beijing Aeronautic and Astronautic Unversity in China, Dr Maneiro works at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities as Chief of Engineering and Projects Division.
Sohrob MOTTAGHI, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Mr Mottaghi has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical University from Islamic Azad University (Tehran, Iran) and started his PhD in lunar settlements.
Seyed Ali NASSERI, University of Toronto, Canada
Mr Nasseri has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace University from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and started a Master’s Degree in aerospace sciences and engineering.
Zubin OLIKARA, Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, Spain
Mr Olikara started a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences in University of Colorado Boulder (USA) and works as researcher at the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Norah PATTEN *, University of Limerick, Ireland
Graduated from the University of Limerick and the International Space University (Strasbourg, France), Dr. Patten works as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Limerick.
Tracie PRATER, United Launch Alliance, USA
Dr Prater has a PhD from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA) in Mechanical engineering and works at the United Launch Alliance as Materials and Processes Engineer / Factory Support Engineer.
Olga STELMAKH, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament), Ukraine
Graduated from University of Paris-11, Institute of Space and Telecommunication Law (France) and from V. Koretsky Institute of State and Law to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ms Stelmakh works at the Parliament of Ukraine as Senior Legal Adviser.
Luise WEBER-STEINHAUS, Astrium GmbH, Germany
Graduated from Humboldt, Technische and Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany) and from the International Space University, Ms Weber-Steinhaus works at Astrium GmbH as a Manage for Internal Communication and Editorial.
The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2013 Future Space Leaders Grant Program providing opportunities for U.S. graduate students and young professionals pursuing space and satellite-related careers to participate in the 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Beijing, China, September 23-27, 2013.
Three young people have been selected (listed in alphabetical order):
- Jason DUNN, Made in Space, Inc.
- Paul GUTHRIE, Tauri Group
- Aaron OLSON, University of Wisconsin, Madison