Rayan is an aspiring astropreneur looking to accelerate commercialization of space in Lebanon, the Middle East and beyond. Rayan is also an aspiring innovator in health solutions inspired by space, providing bigger access to research and improving space access in Lebanon and the Middle East as well as astronaut health. He aims to take Lebanon, the Middle East and everyone left out to Mars and beyond.
I am a young Togolese 24 years old. I obtained my bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Lome and my master's degree in mathematical sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Ghana. I worked on the topics like Fusion in sun, Gravitational waves, Noether theorem, A study of Giant magnons and the Ghanaian radio telescope. I am currently physics teacher in high school and the first national point of contact for Togo. I am also the president of the only space club in my country.
I am a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering graduate. The current Director/Co-Founder of MPG Aerospace Ltd, a company that designs and manufacture custom made fixed wings unmanned aerial vehicle. I am one of the student representatives Nigeria for the United Space Engineering Consortium. I am the present National Point of Contact Nigeria for SGAC. I love doing business and investing in renewable energy and green ecosystem projects. I am a space enthusiast and also a lover of nature. During my time of leisure, I love writing and cooking.
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.
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.
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.