Angel Abbud-Madrid

Space Resources Program, Colorado School of Mines • Director

Angel Abbud-Madrid is a prominent figure in the field of space exploration and resource utilization. As the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, he leads a research program that focuses on human and robotic exploration of space and the utilization of its resources. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Space Resources Graduate Program, which aims to educate individuals in various fields related to extraterrestrial resources.

With over 30 years of experience conducting experiments in NASA's low-gravity facilities and receiving the NASA Astronauts' Personal Achievement Award, Angel has made significant contributions to the success of human space flight. He is also the president of the Space Resources Roundtable, an international organization dedicated to lunar, asteroidal, and planetary resource studies. He also contributes to The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group as an observer and technical panel member.

Furthermore, Angel is involved in the Committee on Planetary Protection of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At the undergraduate level, he plays a pivotal role in various programs and clubs at the Colorado School of Mines, including the Space and Planetary Science and Engineering Area of Special Interest, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, the CSM AIAA Student Chapter, the Astronomy Club, and the Rocket Club.

Angel Abbud-Madrid holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), an M.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado. His extensive experience, leadership, and dedication have positioned him as a critical figure in the field of space resources and exploration.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy