Alessia Gloder (Deputy Event Manager)
Alessia is a research associate in the working group of Space Transportation at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and project manager of ASCenSIon, an Innovative Training Network focused on access to space for Europe. She has a double-degree master in Thermal Power – Propulsion (Cranfield University, UK) and in Aerospace Engineering (University of Padua, Italy). Her main fields of interest are in-space propulsion, on orbit servicing and space debris and she has past academic and company experience in both technical and commercial sectors.
During her career she took part in several national and international initiatives, among which the Drop Your Thesis! Programme of ESA Education with STAR Experiment, TEDx Vicenza as guest speaker and Caltech Space Challenge 2019. She is co-owner of a patent for the design and testing of a mechanism to deploy and retrieve a tether in space.
She is an active member of several associations, such as the Rome Local Group of Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E).
Alessia is also a professional musician and loves history and all forms of arts. She travels whenever possible to discover new places and cultures.