Dr. Volker Damann
Human Performance in Space
Born in 1959 in Schweinfurt, Germany, he started medical school in Marburg, Germany in 1979. After graduation from medical school in 1985, he worked in the University-Radiology department and specialized in nuclear medicine. In 1988, together with two colleagues, he established a private radiology practice, offering imaging services in the domains of conventional radiology, CAT, and nuclear medicine.
Since 1989 he served for 6 years as a space flight surgeon at the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR). During that time, he supported 8 Shuttle and 2 Soyuz/MIR missions in the function of a crew surgeon.
In 1995 he became the Lead Flight Surgeon and in 1998 the Head of the Space Medicine Office at the European Astronaut Center (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
In 1996 he became a member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), the Space Medicine Association, and the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons and served the Space Medicine Branch/Association as member at large in the early 2000th and as its president in the term 2011-2012. He is an AsMA Fellow since 2014 and member of the AsMA Executive Committee and Council. He was the recipient of the Won Chuel Kay Award in 2012. Under his leadership ESA has been presenting in the last years a dedicated panel about European operational and scientific elements of space medicine at the annual AsMA conference.
Building on the acquired operational expertise, a growing team of physicians and biomedical engineers was established and an ESA medical control center in Cologne was implemented. A new unit within the medical office was created that is specifically tasked to look into new ways to bridge the gap between life sciences research and operational space medicine with the goal to improve on-orbit clinical space medicine for future space programs. In close cooperation with King’s college, London, UK, a new Master program “Space Physiology and Health” was developed and enrolled the first students in the term 2010/2011. This program allows providing specialty education for the next generation of space health care providers.
The implementation of new medical technologies, utilization of innovative communication means and application-oriented operational research defines major elements of the European approach to space medicine.
Under his leadership the psychological and medical tests and examinations of a major ESA astronaut selection campaign were conducted in 2008/2009.
Strengthening the role and responsibility of a small Partner within the ISS medical program, while maintaining the cultural identity, was one of his highest priorities. He is convinced that only a strong international partnership will enable mankind to continue space exploration and to expand human knowledge in space medicine.
Prof. Christopher Welch
Astronautics and Space Engineering
BSc (Hons) Physics, Cardiff University
MSc Experimental Space Physics, University of Leicester
PhD Spacecraft Engineering, Cranfield University
Principal Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (1993-2011)
Director, Aerospace Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Kingston University, London (2003-06)
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, London (1990-93)
Senior Lecturer in Space Technology, School of Engineering, Kingston University, London (1988-93)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK (1995-98)
Research Assistant, Unit for Space Sciences, University of Kent, UK (1982-85)
Research and Teaching Interests
Space propulsion system, orbit mechanics, space exploration
- C Welch et al, Asteroid Mining – An Interdisciplinary Study, 61st International Astronautical Congress, 27 September-1 October 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
- H DalkIe, R Pfeldszus and C Welch, Psychological Habitability of Spacecraft on Extended Exploration Missions: Design Analysis of Science-Fiction Film Set and Production Solutions, 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.
- C Welch, It is Rocket Science! Space Education and Outreach Using Stand-Up Comedy, 59thInternational Astronautical Congress, 29 September - 3 October 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- E Allouis, A Ellery and C Welch, Entry descent and landing systems for small planetary missions: Parametric comparison of parachutes and inflatable systems for the proposed Vanguard Mars Mission, Acta Astronautica, 2006.
- C Mahler and C Welch, LUNARES: Preparing for Mars through Lunar Explora¬tion, 10th Annual International Symposium, International Space University, Strasbourg, France, November 30 - December 2 2005.
- C Welch and A Curley, Learning Contracts for Space Industry Staff Development, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, Istanbul/TURKEY, Jun. 2005, Proceedings of RAST 2005.
- C Mundt C, H Griebel and C Welch, Studies of atmospheric entry of vehicles with very low ballistic coefficient13th Int. Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, May 2005
- C Jack, R Wall, C Welch, Spacefarer Solar Kites for Solar Systems Exploration, JBIS, 58 (3), 155-166, March 2005.
- C Welch, P-L Contreras, F Stancato and F Holland, The IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee: Structure, activities, operations and future plans, 55th International Astronautical Congress, 4-8 October 2004, Vancouver, Canada.
- F Holland, C Welch, H Dalke, M Matheson and L Stott, Olfactory environment control systems for crewed spacecraft, 55th International Astronautical Congress, 4-8 October 2004, Vancouver, Canada.
- C Welch, Academic, Industry and European Space Agency Partnership, invited paper, National Aerospace Conference, Unversitii Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, September 2004
- A Kural, N Leveque, C Welch and P Wolanski, Design of an Ion Thruster Movable Grid Thrust Vectoring System, Acta Astronautica, 55, Issues 3-9, 421-432, Aug-Nov 2004.
- N Leveque, C Welch, A Ellery and A Curley, Trajectory simulations for thrust-vectored electric propulsion missions, 3rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Toulouse, France, Mar 2003
- N Patel, A Ellery, C Welch and A Curley, Elastic loop mobility system (ELMS): Concept, innovation and performance evaluation for a Mars robotic rover, 54th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, October 2003
- C Jack and C Welch, Solar kites: cheap self-propelled imagers for near-earth exploration, 54th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, October 2003
- D Stone and C Welch, Increasing global awareness of space activities: World Space Week 2001, Space Policy 18 (2002) 233–238 (Invited), 2002
- A Ellery, C Welch and A.Curley, A Proposed Public-Private Partnership for Funding Robotic In-Orbit Servicers Space & Robotics 2002 Conference (ASME Proc) Mar 2002
- P Garner, L Hidalgo, F Holland, C Welch and G. Whitesides, Yuri's night - a global celebration of the 40th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's Flight, IAF-01-P.4.01, 52nd Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Toulouse, France, October 1-5, 2001
- C Welch, Ascending node alteration of polar orbiting spacecraft using low-thrust propulsion, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proc IMechE Part G, November 2001.
- A Tsinas and C Welch, Efficient Satellite Structural Design Optimised for Volume Production, SSC01-IV-5, 15th Annual AIAA/USU Small Satellites Conference, August 13-16, 2001, Logan, Utah.
- C Welch and D. Stone, Special Events for Young People - A Workshop at the IAF 'Bringing Space into Education' Symposium, IAF-00-P.3.05, 51st Congress of the I nternational Astronautical Federation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2-6, 2000.
- C Welch, P.Smith and D.I.Wade, Learning Contracts for Space Industry Staff Development, IAF-99-P.2.08, 50th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Amsterdam, Holland, October 4-9, 1999
- C Welch, New Space - The Design and Form of the Extraterrestrial Garden, IAA-96-IAA.8.2.05, 49th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Melbourne, Australia, September 28-October 2, 1998.
- C Welch and D Wade, Extraterrestrial Resource Exploitation, New Space Markets, Proceedings of International Space University Symposium, Strasbourg, France, 1997, ed. G.Haskell and M.Rycroft, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 0-7923-5027-8.
- D Wade and C Welch, Constellation Design and Development for Efficient Manufacture and Operation, New Space Markets, Proceedings of International Space University Symposium, Strasbourg, France, 1997, ed. G.Haskell and M.Rycroft, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 0-7923-5027-8.
- C Welch, Servicing Polar Platforms Using Stationary Plasma Thruster Propulsion, IAF-96-S.3.07, 47th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Beijing, China, October 7-11, 1996.
- C Jack and C Welch, Solar Kites - Small Solar Sails with No Moving Parts, Acta Astronautica, Vol 40/2-8, pp.137-142, October 1997, ISSN 0094-57613
- C Jack and C Welch, A Kinetic Tether System for Launching Payloads, IAF-95-V.4.06, 46th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Oslo, Norway, October 2-6, 1995.
Professional Society Memberships
• Chartered Scientist
• Chartered Physicist
• Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society
• Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
• Member of the Institute of Physics
Honours and Awards
• Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education 2009
• Kingston University Teacher of the Year 2010
• Kingston University Business Fellowship 2009-10
Professional Activities (Aero/Space)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Aerospace Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2011-)
• UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy – Awareness Workteam Member (2009-10)
• Framework-7-Space – Expert Evaluator for Research Executive Agency (2009-)
• Cranfield University - Visiting Lecturer in Spacecraft Propulsion (2009-10)
• Journal of the British Interplanetary Society – Subject Editor (2009-)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Satellite Systems and Applications Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2008-10)
• National Space Centre: ‘Into Space’ Team Member, (1999-2000), ‘Human Spaceflight’ Team Member (2003-2005)
• National Audit Office Space Policy Enquiry – Expert Panel Member (2003)
• Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Subject Specialist Reviewer for Aerospace Engineering (2001)
• Parliamentary Trade and Industry Select Committee Inquiry into UK Space Policy: Specialist Advisor (2000)
• Higher Education Funding Council for England: Subject Specialist Assessor for Aerospace Engineering (1996-98)
• Institute of Mechanical Engineers Aerospace Industries Division – Member (2008-11)
• British Interplanetary Society: Council Member (1994-2000, 2009-)Programme Committee Member (1993-2000, 2009-)
Conferences and symposia organisation
• International Astronautical Congress: International Planning Committee Member (1996-), Session Chair (1997-), Symposium Co-ordinator (2004-), IAC Steering Group Category E Representative (2010-)
• ISU 15th Annual Symposium: The International Space Station: MaximizingThe Return From Extended Operations – Organising team member (2010-)
ISU 14th Annual Symposium: The Public Face of Space - Organising team member (2009-10)
• AIAA/Boeing/IAF Workshop on Workforce Development (Houston October 2002): Member Programme Committee (2001-02)
• Bringing Space Into Education Symposium (Strasbourg April 2000): Member Programme Committee and Workshop Chair (1999-2000)
• UNISPACE 3 (Vienna 1999): Rapporteur for Forum on Space Activity in the 21st Century
• Prospective 2100: Space Group Member (1998-99)
Education, outreach and charities
• YuriGagarin50 – Chair (2009-)
• National Museum of Childhood - Scientist in Residence (2006-07)
• Space Education Trust: Trustee and Chair (2003-)
• The Arts Catalyst: Trustee and Board Member (2002-)
• International Space University: Board of Trustees (2001-04), Affiliate Network Chair (2001-04) Vice Chair (1999-2001), Academic Council (2001-04), Summer Session Program Faculty (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011), Faculty member (2006-)
• Yuri’s Night – London event organiser (2001- 03)
• Spacelink Learning Foundation: Trustee and Board Member (2001-)
• World Space Week Association: Board Member (2000-) and Executive Committee Member (2001-)
• Space School UK: Executive Committee (1999-2003)
• International Astronautical Federation Space Education and Outreach Committee: Member (1997-), Chair (2003-2006), Vice Chair (2009-)`
• International Astronautical Federation Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space : Member (2008-)
• International Academy of Astronautics Subcommittee on Art and Literature, Member (1996-2000)
• Space Education Council: Chair (1995-2006)
• United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Chair (1993-95)
An organization's best employees are those who constantly seek to learn new skills and continue their professional and personal development throughout their careers. The International Space University (ISU) can provide a creative incentive that organizations can offer to attract and retain their best and brightest people -- a unique, attractive opportunity to prepare for the challenge and complexity of aerospace and related high technology fields.
The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment through its 2-month Space Studies Program (SSP) and its 12-month Masters programs.
Participation in an ISU program would represent a major benefit or reward for a talented young professional, while enhancing the effectiveness of the organization itself, because of the wide applicability of ISU's focus on team-building, interdisciplinary and international themes within our highly technological world.
ISU students are trained in diverse disciplines and interact using their personal skills and background. The curriculum covers topics of broad relevance in the current global environment, both technical and non-technical, ranging from engineering, physical sciences, and satellite applications to life sciences, policy, law, management and the humanities.
Complementing the lectures are in-depth workshops in robotics, telecommunications, medicine, astrophysics, and other themes. Professional visits to relevant companies, government facilities, and other organizations round out the ISU experience and enhance the personal contacts developed during enrollment.
ISU's Space Studies Program travels to a new location each year: Beijing, China in 2007, Barcelona, Spain in 2008, the San Francisco Bay area of California (NASA ARC, Moffett Field) in 2009, Strasbourg, France in 2010, Graz, Austria in 2011, Melbourne, Florida in 2012, Strasbourg, France in 2013, Montreal, Canada in 2014 and Athens, USA in 2015. Its 29th annual SSP session will be hosted in 2016 by Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel. A typical class involves about 100-120 students from 25-30 different countries.
ISU's Masters degrees (Masters in Space Studies) typically consist of a 9-month residency program at ISU's central campus in Strasbourg, France, followed by a 3-month internship at one of innumerable space-related organizations, facilitated by the global ISU's Network.
The ISU experience provides substantive interdisciplinary knowledge and an intercultural skill set for working with people around the world. ISU's extensive network is increasingly valuable in implementing international space ventures; since its creation in the U.S. in 1987 with Sir Arthur C. Clarke as the Founding Chancellor, ISU has graduated over 4000 students from more than 100 countries.
For more information on these programs, and one week courses geared for professionals at all stages of one's career, visit ISU's website, or contact ISU here.
Prof. Walter Peeters
Space Business and Management
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, MBA (University of Louvain, Belgium), Doctorate of Engineering in Industrial Organisation (Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands).
Has been with ESA since 1983 after initial activities in industry (construction, petrochemical). In ESA : project control and coordination on the Hermes project and the EUROMIR flights with Russia, among others. Former Head of the Coordination Office of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.
Lecturer in Space Marketing (Technical University of Delft) and former visiting professor in Non-profit Marketing (Catholic University of Louvain).
Peeters W.A. and in 't Veld J., The Use of Alternate Contract Types in Europe as Protection Against Overruns. National Contracts Management Journal, Vol. 23 (1), pp. 23-34, 1989.
Peeters W.A., Incentives in Government Procurement Contracts. Public Procurement Law Review, No. 4, 1993.
Peeters W.A. and Sciacovelli S., Communication related aspects in Multinational Missions. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 49, pp. 113-120, 1996.
Peeters W.A., Astronaut Support during Euromir 95. In "Euromir 95" ESA-SP-396, pp. 57-62, Aug. 1996.
Willekens P. and Peeters W.A., Space Marketing, ESA bulletin No. 94, pp. 88-94, May 1998.
Peeters W.A., The International Space Station: An affordable step into the orbit. Journal of University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida No. 3, pp. 35-42, 1999.
Peeters W.A., Financing of Space Programmes : Future Trends. Paper presented at Fourth International ZPK Symposium (Russia). March 2000.
Peeters W.A., Utilisation Aspects of ISS. Proceedings of the Project 2001 Workshop on the International Space Station (Berlin). pp. 31-38, June 2000.
Peeters W.A., Space Marketing. A European Perspective. (Kluwer publ., Dordrecht/Boston), 340p. (ISBN 0-7923-6744-8), 2000.
Peeters, W., International Space Cooperation: Economy As A Main Driver. Ad Astra, July-August 2001, pp. 19-23.
Peeters, W., Marketing the Commercial Exploitation of Space Stations. Paper presented at IBA Conference, Cancun, 30 Oct. 2001.
Member, Project 2001 Working Group (Commercialisation of Space Stations)
Co-chairman of WSC session (Houston, 2002)
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Mr. Junijiro Nakahara
JAXA Visiting Professor - Space Engineering
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Master of Information Technology, Kyushu University
Has been with NASDA/JAXA since 1976.
Engineering management of satellite ground system and satellite development (1976-1987)
Project management of Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) operations system (control system, training system, engineering support system, etc) development and others (1988-2004)
Deputy project manager for JEM (operation) (2002-2004)
Director of Consolidated Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Department (2005-2008)
Director of Tsukuba Space Center (2008-2009)
Research and teaching interests:
Space system engineering
Space Suits Structure and Extravehicular Activity (Japanese); Journal of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan Vol. 56 No.1 pp25-28, 2000
Space Suits Structure and Extravehicular Activity (Japanese); Journal of the Textile Machinery Society of Japan Vol.54 No.10 pp401-407, 2001
JEM Operations Training System Development; ISTS-f-25, May 2002, Matsue, Japan
Robotics Training for International Space Station; ISTS-f-33, May 2002, Matsue, Japan
Operation of Japanese Experiment Module “KIBO” and Operations System(Japanese); Journal of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences Vol.51 pp170-178, June 2003
Lunar Navigation – Japan’s experience and the future - ; SpaceOps 2010 Conference, April 2010, Huntsville
Program committee member for International Space Station session of International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) May 2002, Matsue, Japan
More than 30 educational lectures on space to the public in 2009-2012.
Dr. Barnaby Osborne
Visiting Professor - Satellite Applications
BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Space Engineering, University of Queensland
PhD Microgravity Physics, University of Queensland
Academic Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia (2012 - Present)
Director, Osborne Kruger Ltd, London, UK (2011 - Present)
Senior Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (2007-12)
Testing and Instrumentation Engineer, BMT WBM Pty Ltd, Australia (2006-07)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia (2001-08)
Research and Teaching Interests:
Microgravity fluid physics, microgravity experimentation, cubesats, systems engineering, space propulsion
Refereed Full Papers:
1. A. P. R. Edwards, B. P. Osborne, J. M. Stoltzfus, T. Howes and T. A. Steinberg, "Instabilities and drop formation in cylindrical liquid jets in reduced gravity", Physics of Fluids, Oct, 2002.
2. B. P. Osborne, T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit and T. A. Steinberg, "Microanalysis of Quenched and Self-extinguished Aluminium Rods Burned in Oxygen", Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres: Tenth Volume, ASTM STP 1454, T. A. Steinberg, H. D. Beeson, and B. E. Newton, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
3. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Iron in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Apr, 2004.
4. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Aluminum in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Aug, 2004.
5. B. P. Osborne, T. A. Steinberg, “An Experimental Investigation into Liquid Jetting Modes and Break-up Mechanisms Conducted in a New Reduced Gravity Facility”, Microgravity Science and Technology, 2006.
6. B. P. Osborne, V. J. Osborne and M. L. Kruger, “Comparison of sattelitte surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
7. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
8. A. M. Ismail, B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “The Potential of Aluminium Metal Powder as a Fuel for Space Propulsion Systems”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
9. J. Trunins, A. Curley and B. P. Osborne, “Design of a Mars rover mobility system”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
10. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
11. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
12. J. S. Arkwright B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Development of a desktop hybrid rocket motor for classroom demonstration”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
13. J. Trunins, B.P Osborne and A. Augousti, “Drive system alignment and calibration of a microgravity drop tower of novel design”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 450 (1) 2013
14. T. H. Nguyen, N. Tsafnat, E. Cetin, B. P. Osborne and T. F. Dixon, “Low-Earth orbit satellite constellation for ADS-B based in-flight aircraft tracking”, Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2014
Refereed Conference Publications:
1. P. Teakle, C.E. Nash, S.A. Johnson and B.P. Osborne, "Solid Fuel Rocket Testing at The University of Queensland", 4th Australian Space Research Conference, 2001.
2. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, A.P.R. Edwards, G.J.A. Chiffoleau and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced Gravity Testing at The University of Queensland and Research Opportunities", 7th Australian Space Development Conference, 2002
3. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, C.E. Nash, T. Suvorovs and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced gravity testing and research at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
4. P. Teakle, R.G. Morgan and B.P. Osborne, "Development of a solid fuel rocket at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
5. B.P. Osborne, "Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development", 59th International Astronautics Congress, 2008
6. B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, "Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
7. B.P. Osborne, V.J. Osborne and M.L. Kruger, " Comparison of satellite surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
8. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
9. A.M. Ismail, B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, “The potential of aluminium metal powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
10. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis and B. Osborne, L.S. Bryars, “Determining fracture envelope of laminated FRP composite for application in horizontal axis wind turbine blade", Mechanics of Materials Conference, 2012
11. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “Grounding the UNSW masters in satellite systems engineering - the role of cubesats", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
12. T. Nguyen, E. Cetin, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat and T. Dixon, “Space Based ADS-B via a Low-Earth Orbit CubeSat Constellation", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
13. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, C. Welch, E. Cetin, N. Tsafnat and T. Barber, “Designing a Microgravity Fluidics Experiment for use on-board the International Space Station", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne and E. Aboutanios, "Warrawal: A new masters program in satellite systems engineering", 12th Australian Space Science Conference, 2012
2. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster, E. Cetin, G. Heiser, E. Glennon, “UNSW QB50 CubeSat Design: Experiments in radiation tolerance critical systems, GNSS remote observation and 3-D printed satellite structures.”, 5th European CubeSat Symposium, 2013
3. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and E. Glennon, “GPS Remote sensing with a 2U QB50 CubeSat”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
4. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and G. Heiser, “Overview of the UNSW QB50 CubeSat - Educational CubeSat 0 (EC0)”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
5. L. Qaio, M. Zhang, B.P. Osborne and A. Dempster, “Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of UNSW QB50 project “UNSW EC0”” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
6. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “A masters program in satellite systems engineering” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
7. B.P. Osborne, J. Kepple, N. Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Design of a space compatible 3d printed satellite structure” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
8. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Impact of the Australian space hardware regulatory requirements on small satellite missions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
9. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat, and T. Barber, “The Breakup of Liquid Jets in Reduced Gravity Conditions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
10. L. Qiao, B.P. Osborne, and A. Dempster, “Design and simulation of attitude determination of UNSW ECO CubeSat using EKF” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
1. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis, B. Osborne and L.S. Bryars, “ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS: Chapter 12 Building Delamination Fracture Envelope under Mode I/Mode II Loading for FRP Composite Materials”, Wiley, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne, A.P.R. Edwards, C.L. Pienaar and T.A. Steinberg, "The University of Queensland Reduced Gravity Facility 2 Second Drop Tower", Mathematics and Science Conference (Poster Presentation), 2002
2. JI Kepple, BP Osborne, N Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A Dempster, “Rapid Manufactured Thermoplastic Satellite Structure for QB50 Mission”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
3. JI Kepple, N Tsafnat and BP Osborne, “Analysis of Failure through Fracture of the 'Liberator' Rapid Prototyped Gun”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
4. B. P. Osborne, A. Dempster and E. Aboutanios. “Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency can teach Australia”, The Conversation, 23rd July 2014.
• Member of DeltaV, Space business accelerator for Australia
Professional Society Memberships
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Hugh Hill
B.A. Physics and Computing, The Open University, U.K.
M.Sc. (by research) Meteoritics, University of Dublin (Trinity College)
Ph.D. Astronomy, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale/CNRS, Orsay, and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
National Academy of Sciences Resident Research Associate, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, U.S.A. (1999-2002)
Associate Lecturer (Astronomy and Planetary Science) and Adviser for The Open University (1995-1998)
Visiting Researcher, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (1994)
Staff member, Armagh Planetarium, Ireland (1986-1994)
Research and teaching interests:
(i) Laboratory Astrophysics especially synthesizing and characterizing interstellar dust grain analogs; (ii) Nebular and protoplanetary physics and chemistry especially relating to Herbig Ae/Be stars; (iii) Solid-state physics especially nanophysics of diamond, silicates, and oxides; (iv) Astrobiology including panspermia theory, prebiotic chemistry and the origin of life; (v) Meteoritics including presolar grains, interplanetary dust particles and cometary chemistry; (vi) Experimental microgravity; and (vii) Educational outreach and long-distance learning development.
Dai, Z. R., Bradley, J. P., Joswiak, D. J., Brownlee, D. E., Hill, H. G. M. and Genge, M. M. (2002). Possible in situ formation of meteoritic nanodiamonds in the early solar system. Nature, 418, 157-159.
Nuth, J. A., Rietmeijer, F. J. M. and Hill, H.G.M. (2002) Condensation Processes in Astrophysical Environments: The Composition and Structure of Cometary Grains. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37, 1579-1590.
Hill, H.G.M. and Nuth, J.A. (2003). The catalytic potential of cosmic dust: Implications for prebiotic chemistry in the solar nebula and other protoplanetary systems, Astrobiology, 3, 2, 291-304.
Jones, A.T., d'Hendecourt, L.B., Sheu, S.-Y., Chang, H.-C., Cheng, C.-L and Hill H.G.M. (2004). Surface C-H stretching features on meteoritic nanodiamonds. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 416, 235-241.
Nuth, J.A. and Hill, H.G.M. (2004). Planetary accretion, oxygen isotopes and the central limit theorem. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 39, 1-9.
Hadamcik, E, Renard, J.-B., Rietmeijer, F.J.M., Levasseur-Regourd, A.C., Hill, H.G.M., Karner, J.M. and Nuth, J.A. (2007). Light scattering by fluffy Mg-Fe-SiO and C mixtures as cometary analogs (PROGRA2 experiment). Icarus (accepted for publication).
Evaluator for various NASA-funded proposals, e.g. NASA's Astrobiology Institute (NAI). Referee for eight peer-reviewed journals including Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astrobiology, and Nature.
Member of several scholarly organizations including the Meteoritical Society and the European Astrobiology Network Association.
Dr. Vasilis Zervos
Economics and Space Policy
BA in Economics from the American College of Greece
M.Sc. from the University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D from the University of York, UK
Dr. Zervos has taught topics in the area of Economics and Business at the University of York from 1996 to 1999 and Nottingham University Business School from 1999 to 2007.
Industrial Economics focused on the Space, Aerospace and Defence Industries, as well as, Economics of Innovation and Foreign Direct Investment. Teaching responsibilities have focused on the economics of the space industry and space agency procurement; also on undergraduate and post-graduate teaching on micro and macro-economics, trans-national enterprises and various business and economics modules. Has supervised numerous MBA, MSc and MA dissertations in various business and economics topics.
Swings and Roundabouts: Acquisitions in the UK, Adjustment Costs and Productivity Changes (with Aoife Hanley), International Journal of Economics and Business (forthcoming).
Whatever Happened to Competition in Space Agency Procurement? The Case of NASA, Journal of Applied Economics (forthcoming).
Space for Savings, Government Opportunities, 2-4, October, 2005.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation, International Space Review, 4-5, Issue 11, December, 2005.
The Importance of Co-ordination in National Technology Policy: Evidence from the Galileo Project (with Don Siegel), Prometheus, Vol 23, No 2, June, 2005.
Integrators in Defence: is there a Trade-off Between Gate-Keeping and Innovation?, conference paper, 9th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, June 2005, UWE, Bristol, U.K.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation: The Formation of Transatlantic Multi-Public-Private Partnerships, conference paper, the 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, October, 2005. Paper No: IAC-05-E3.2.05.
The Evolution of European and US Aerospace and Defence Markets, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Vol 2, No 1, December, 2004.
Can Commercial Space Programs End the Post-Cold War Space Race? A Theoretical Model Applied to the Galileo Public Private Partnership, conference paper, the 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2004. Paper No: IAA.5.13.2.03
The Impact of the US Strategic Defence Initiative on the Space Race, Journal of Defence and Peace Economics, Vol 15, Issue 4, August, 2004.
Demand for Space Expenditure and the Space Race between NATO and the USSR: An Econometric Analysis, in Levine, P and Smith, R (eds.), Arms Trade, Security and Conflict, 2003, Routledge, UK.
Strategic Research Partnerships and Economic Performance: Empirical Issues (with Don Siegel), Science and Public Policy, Vol 29, No 5, October 2002.
The Impact of European Co-operation in Space on European Space Efforts: Lessons for the Future, conference paper, the 52nd International Astronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October, 2001. Paper No: IAA-01-IAA.3.1.06.
International Competition in Lower-Tier Space Firms: Benefits and Policy Guidelines for Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.09.
Protectionism in Europe Revisited: The Case for an Integrated European Space Policy, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.10.
The Markets for Launching Services and Industrial Space Policies in Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.4.1.04.
Novel Approaches on Cooperation of Developing Countries in Space, Journal of Space Policy, 67-68, Vol 15, 1999.
A View to the Future: Trans-Atlantic Space Firms and US-European Industrial Policy Co-ordination, conference paper, the 50th International Astronautical Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October, 1999. Paper No: IAA-99-IAA.3.1.09.
Competitiveness of the European Space Industry, Lessons from Europes Role in NATO. Journal of Space Policy: 39-47, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 1998.
The Impact of Government-Controlled Markets and Output Incentives on the Competition between the US and European Space Industries, conference paper, the 49th International Astronautical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October, 1998. Paper No. IAA-98-IAA.3.1.04.
The Economics of the European Space Industry: The Impact of the Government Space Market on Structure, Conduct and Performance, in Haskell, G and Rycroft, M (eds.), New Space Markets, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.
Academic referee for various Economics Journals in the fields of Industrial Economics, Defense Economics, Applied Economics and Economics of Innovation and Technology Policy.
Prof. Jean-Jacques Favier
Research Program Director
CNES Chair - Physical Sciences and Human Performances in Space
Engineering Degree, Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble
DEA Metallurgy and Physics, University of Grenoble
PhD Engineering and Metallurgy, Mining School of Paris
PhD Solid State Physics, University of Grenoble
CNES Astronaut, Payload Specialist on NASA shuttle missions (alternate on STS 65, prime on STS 78)
Dr. Jean-Jacques Favier has been Deputy Director for Space Technology and Deputy Director for Advanced Concepts and Strategy at CNES and Director of the Solidification
Laboratory at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
He lectured Crystal Growth, Metallurgy, Space Technology, Remote Sensing, Space Policy and Exploration, Microgravity and Human Space Flights in several French, European and American Universities.
Dr. Jean-Jacques Favier was selected as French Astronaut Candidate in 1985, and then selected again by NASA as Payload Specialist in 1992, firstly alternate on the STS 65/IML2 shuttle mission. During the flight he was Crew Interface Coordinator at Control Center. He then flew on STS78/LMS Columbia mission in June/July 1996, logging 17 days in orbit.
Dr. Jean-Jacques Favier is an engineer from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, earned a PhD in Metallurgy from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a PhD in Solid State Physics from the University of Grenoble.
As a scientist with the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (French Atomic Energy Commission) from 1976 to 1999, he published more than 130 publications and earned several scientific awards including two Prizes of the French Academy of Sciences (Grand Prix Marcel Dassault and Prix E. Brun).
Dr. Jean-Jacques Favier is involved with ISU since the very beginning. He taught in the Master Program, several SSPs, Executive Space Course and SHSSP. He was a Member of the Board of Advisors.
He is now the Chair of the Research Steering Committee.
He is a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics; He has been Chairman or Member of several French and International Scientific Associations. (French and International Crystal Growth Associations, French Metallurgy Society, the Chairman of different Panels and Working Groups of Space Agencies such as ESA, NASA and CNES (SSUP, MSWG, ISECG), a member of International Committees and Monitoring Boards (OECD, IAC, EC Framework Programs) and a participant in the workshop on “Humanity and Space the Next Thousand Years” hosted by the Foundation for the Future.
Dr. Favier is co-founder of Blue Planet, an innovative company aiming at developing and exploiting a new concept of microsats constellation covering 1 Earth, with 1 Meter resolution every Week.
Dr. Favier is the recipient of several decorations: He received the French Legion d’Honneur, the NASA Flight Medal, the Gold Medal of the City of Grenoble.