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Jbmonteiro94
National Point of Contact
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
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Rayan Abdelbaki
National Point of Contact
Lebanon
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2018
Biography:

Rayan is an entrepreneur solving problems pertaining to youth unemployment and education via gaming and fun. Rayan is also educator and writer looking to eliminate the notion of a third world country and pave the road forward for inclusivity in space and space research. Rayan dreams of becoming a pioneer in neural engineering and is currently a psychology and cognitive science student at the American University of Beirut, looking forward to specialise in Biomedical Engineering. Rayan hopes to contribute to space environment and health sustainability, and take the entire Arab World and everyone left out to Mars and beyond.

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Andre Alonso de Assis
National Point of Contact
Brazil
SGAC Start of Term (date): 30 May 2018
Biography:

Researcher in Space Law; Member of (NEDE)Study Center of Space Law at (SBDA) Brazilian Society of Aeronautical and Space Law; SGAC-NPoC Brazil

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Christian Bach
National Point of Contact
Germany
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2018
Biography:

Since 2013 Christian Bach works as a research associate for the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany. Responsible for all chemical propulsion and rocketry related activities, he manages the project SMART, in which undergraduate students develop their own liquid-fuelled sounding rocket. In 2016, Christian started to give lectures, among others in the fields of space transportation and space exploration. In the same year he has been appointed as occupational health and safety officer at the Chair of Space Systems. In parallel he is a Ph.D. candidate in the research group for Space Propulsion and Advanced Concepts, in which he is working on novel thrust vector control methods for advanced nozzles. He published a total of 18 journal and conference papers. One of them resulted from his participation in the SGAC, where he is an active member since 2015. Christian has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

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Christoph Beischl
Project Groups Lead
Space Law and Policy Project Group
Germany
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Apr 2016
Biography:

PhD student who strives to make a positive impact in international space cooperation and the development of human settlements on other celestial bodies.

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Audrey Berquand
National Point of Contact
France
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
Biography:

SGAC France National Point of Contact June 2017-June 2019

PhD Student at Strathclyde University, Mechanical and Aerospace Department, Intelligent Computational Engineering Lab - Glasgow (UK)

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Laura Bettiol
National Point of Contact
Italy
SGAC Start of Term (date): 7 Nov 2017
Biography:

Laura has recently concluded her Ph.D. in Space Sciences, Technologies and Measurements at the Center of Studies and Activities for Space of the University of Padova (Italy). Her research topic focused on the dynamics and control of flexible structures for space applications. She pursued her Master's and Bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering in 2014 and 2011 at the same University. She also completed the interdisciplinary Space Studies Program of the International Space University during summer 2015 at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (USA).
As an SGAC member, Laura has been the National Point of Contact for Italy since November 2015. She has also been part of different projects of the Space Safety and Sustainability and Space Exploration project groups.
Laura enjoys organising space-related events and loves travelling.

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Harriet Brettle
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
United Kingdom
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jul 2017
Biography:

I am a Planetary Sciences graduate student at the California Institute of Technology and also the Strategic Partnerships Team co-coordinator of the Space Generation Advisory Council. I have a keen interest in public engagement with space science, interactions between different fields relevant to space exploration, and the future of new space economy.

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Thomas Cheney
Project Groups Lead
Space Law and Policy Project Group
United Kingdom
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Apr 2016
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Abdiel Chiu
National Point of Contact
Panama
SGAC Start of Term (date): 9 Feb 2018
Nationality 2: Mexico
Biography:

Entrepreneur, dedicate to Kaizen philosophy, passionate engineer, believer in education as the main tool for improving our world. Fan of Edgar Allan Poe and Isaac Asimov.

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Caitlin Crawford
Project Groups Lead
Space Exploration Project Group
United States
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2018
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Jessica Creech
Project Groups Lead
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group
New Zealand
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Mar 2018
Nationality 2: Ireland
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Clémentine Decoopman
Executive Director
France
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
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Thea Dethlefsen
National Point of Contact
Denmark
SGAC Start of Term (date): 7 Feb 2018
Nationality 2: Norway
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Bethany Downer
SGC Team Member
Editor
Canada
SGAC Start of Term (date): 15 Feb 2018
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. SGAC AAS Next Generation Event 2018

    July 23 @ 09:00 - 15:00
  2. EMER-GEN 2018

    September 9 - September 11
  3. Space Generation Congress 2018

    September 27 - September 29
  4. African Space Generation Workshop 2018

    December 13 - December 14