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Adrian Saez Garcia
Founder

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Chiara Cocchiara
Aerospace Engineer
Forbes U30

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Dr. Matteo Laterza
Lead Propulsion Scientist and Vicepresident
 Aliena

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Alessandro Migliaccio
Space System Engineer
Airbus

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Dr. Amool Raina
Programme Manager
Oxford Space System

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Dr. Anja Nakarada Pecujlic
Space Lawyer
Axelspace

Chiara Cocchiara

Chiara Cocchiara is a female Aerospace Engineer. Forbes listed her as 30Under30 Leader in the category Industry. She received the IAF Young Space Leaders award in 2020, for her contribution to the IAF and the space sector.

She was  also awarded the MIT Innovator Under35 and the ESNC Prizes for a new drone technology that she designed to help saving human lives.  

She played the roles of Crew Commander (rotation) and Crew Engineer of a Mars Analogue mission with the Mars Society and experiments from NASA.  

In 2019 she was also awarded the Atlantic Dialogue Emerging Leader and the German-Italian Young Leader titles. 

She volunteers for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) since 2015 and she currently covers the role of SpaceOps Manager. She is part of the SpaceOps Committee, where she leads the SpaceOps Students and Young Professionals (SYP) program.  

She speaks five languages, has one Bachelor and three Master degrees in Aerospace Engineering, an MBA, and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Palermo. 

Dr. Anja Nakarada Pecujlic

Doctor in Space Law at the University of Cologne. 

She is a Business creator in charge of the European region for the Japanese company Axelspace. Between 2017 and 2020 she was the Project Manager for the European Space Agency (ESA)/Cologne University joint project: “ESA Convention Commentary”. Her tasks encompass scientific research, organization of the project milestones and supervision of the whole writing and reviewing process. From 2014 to 2016, she was an External Consultant of the European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, Austria.
From 2009 until 2014 she studied at the Law Faculty at the University of Vienna, where she specialized in international law with the main focus on International Space Law. Subsequently, she continued to conduct space legal research and participated as a speaker in several international Conferences and published various articles in esteemed journals and chapters in books.

Furthermore, she is the CEO and co-founder of the “Serbian Case for Space Foundation” in Belgrade, Serbia. This Foundation was established in October 2017 with the aim to engage Serbia in the space domain.

Dr. Amool Raina

Dr. Amool Raina is currently working as a Programme Manager at Oxford Space Systems (OSS).  His work profile at OSS consists of managing the satellite component manufacturing and assembly team. He has a work experience of over 11 years in the aerospace and renewable industry prior to joining OSS. Previously, Dr. Raina coordinated and led the aerospace programme at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University.

His doctoral thesis (highest distinction received) majoring in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas presented solutions for improvement in turbomachinery design and manufacturing.

While working in the United States, he led inter-disciplinary product development teams for design and manufacturing projects.

He has also been involved in projects wherein he engineered and manufactured of aerospace parts in collaboration with NASA GRC, DLR and MTU Aeroengines. He has contributed and led engineering and product development teams for manufacturing reflector antennas for communication satellites, composite airframe parts and high temperature aircraft engine components. He serves as an expert reviewer for the European Union’s different funding programmes. Dr. Raina is a co-editor of two books and has published over 45 peer reviewed papers in various conferences and journals. 

Alessandro Migliaccio

Alessandro is a graduate in Space Systems Engineering at Delft University of Technology, currently working as a Systems Engineer at Airbus UK. Expert in stress engineering and aspiring futurist, with more than ten years of work experience in aeronautical companies in several countries, he has led data analytics projects aimed at the optimization and tailoring of maintenance programs. Member of INCOSE for several years, he presented at ASEC2014 on decision making algorithms in the sport business. A Chartered Engineer from the Royal Aeronautical Society, he is passionate about refining his skills by finding new ways to improve team work with new paradigms based on professional fulfillment, nurturing of talents and democratization of niche technologies. LEGO builder and drone pilot, he enjoys volunteering work as STEM ambassador and practicing mindfulness.

Matteo Laterza

Dr. Matteo Laterza is Lead Propulsion Scientist and Vicepresident at Aliena, a Singapore-based Space Electric Propulsion startup, where he coordinates R&D and engineering departments to bring ideas from first physics principles to Flight Readiness Reviews.

 

He holds a Master of Science in Space System Engineering at Pisa University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Before jumping into the startup world he was Senior Researcher at Technion's Aerospace Plasma Laboratory, where he specialized in propulsion systems aimed at the CubeSat market.