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ISU Space Studies Program SSP18 – Chair Announcement


This year again a large number of faculty applied to be a chair of either the core lectures, departments or team projects, all of which compose the two-month Space Studies Program (SSP).

After confirmation from ISU’s Academic Council on the selection of the chairs for SSP18, Dr. Omar Hatamleh, SSP18 director states:

"We are happy to announce the upcoming leadership team for SSP18.  The team will work hard to produce a superb program next summer. We will again continue to push the envelop to produce a great interdisciplinary, intercultural and international program that is diverse and in line with the latest technological trends."

Congratulations to the SSP18 chairs, co-chairs and associate chairs!

Core Lectures:

Co-Chair: Juan de Dalmau, Spain
Co-Chair: Gary Martin, USA

Departments:

Space Applications APP

Co-Chair: Su-Yin Tan, Canada
Co-Chair: Barnaby Osborne, Australia

Space Engineering ENG

Chair: Joseph Pellegrino, USA
Associate Chair: Cory Newman, Canada

Human Performance in Space HPS
Chair: Heather Allaway, Canada

Space Humanities HUM

Co-Chair: Ruth McAvinia, Ireland
Co-Chair: Niamh Shaw, Ireland

Space Management and Business MGB

Co-Chair: Adil Jafry, USA
Co-Chair: Violetta Kuvaeva, Russia

Space Sciences SCI

Chair: Eric Dahlstrom, USA
Associate Chair: Rogan Shimmin, Australia

Space Policy, Economics & Law Department PEL

Chair: Christopher Johnson, USA
Associate Chair: Andrea Harrington, USA

Team Projects:

Climate Change

Co-Chair: Daniel Garcia Yarnoz, Spain
Co-Chair: Erik Laan, The Netherlands
Associate Chair: Irina Thaler, Austria

Space Debris

Co-Chair: Ruediger Jehn, Germany
Space Debris Team Project Co-Chair: Olga Zhdanovich, Russia

Lunar Nights Survival

Co-Chair: Rob Postema, The Netherlands
Associate Chair: Matthew Sorgenfrei, USA

Team Project #4

Co-Chair: Jan Walter Schroeder, Germany

The Space Studies Program (SSP), an intense nine-weeks professional development course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines, is a unique educational experience. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications. SSP18, the 31th Space Studies Program session will be hosted by the the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University and ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC) in the Netherlands from 25 June - 24 August 2018.

Further information: http://www.isunet.edu/about/space-studies-program
Applications online: http://www.isunet.edu/admissions/apply-online

 

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