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Scientific programme

Call for contributions

Flashlight presentations
brief scientific presentations of 5 minutes, followed by corresponding poster sessions to foster a lively discussion between the presenters and the audience

You can register here for flashlight presentations.

Please note that the number of flashlight contributions is limited to 30. In case there will be more than 30 applicants for contribitions the organizing committee will make a selection considering the suitablity of the topic as well as the quality of the abstracts.


Confirmed contribution

Programme's Timetable


Monday, 31 August

Title of presentation

9:30 Registration


10:00 Welcome note


10:15 Marco Fuchs
          CEO of OHB System AG


11:00 Dr. Christiane Heinicke
          Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University of Bremen

The challenges of living on Mars: from simulations towards an extraterrestrial base

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 Prof. Bodo Fiedler
          Hamburg University of Technology TUHH
12:15 Dr. Tommaso Ghidini
          Head of ESA’s Materials Technology section, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
12:45 Poster session
          Lunch break
13:45 Prof. Frank Kirchner
          Director of the Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Bremen
AI enabled Robotics

14:15 Prof. Stefano Curtarolo
          Duke University, North Carolina, US

14:45 Prof. Scott J. McCormack
         University of California, Davis, USA
In-situ Phase Equilibria and Thermal Expansion up to 3000 ˚C
15:15 discussions 
16:00 End of day 1



Tuesday, 1 September

Title of presentation

9:30 Registration


10:00 Silvio Sandrone
          Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Building the ecosystem for space resource extraction and utilization
10:45 Prof. Loredana Santo
          University of Rome Tor Vergata. Italy
Shape Memory Polymer Composites and Cosmic Ray Shielding Materials in Space Environment
11:15 Dr. Kaline Furlan
         Hamburg University of Technology TUHH
Ceramic-based photonic materials for high-temperature applications
11:45 Coffee break 
12:00 Prof. Axel Herrmann
          Director of the FIBRE Institute, Bremen
12:30 Dr. Patric Seefeldt
          German Aerospace Center, Bremen
13:00 Poster session
           Lunch break
14:00 Frederik de Wilde 

14:30 discussions

End of day 2 


Wednesday, 2 September

Title of presentation

9:30 Registration


10:00 Pierre Godart
          CEO of ArianeGroup Germany

10:45 Prof. Igor Levchenko
         Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
11:15 Gernot Grömer
          Administrative Director of the Austrian Space Forum, Innsbruck Austria
Spacesuit Development and Testing Strategies
11:45 Coffee break 
12:00 Dr. Erica Anna Squeo
          AVIO SpA, Italy
Composite Materials and Processes for Solid Rocket Motor Cases of New Generation Launchers
12:30 Prof. Giovanni Pulci
          Rome La Sapienza
13:00 Postersession
          Lunch break
14:00 Yinglu Tang
          Chair Metals for Space Exploration, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Thermoelectrics for space applications - from defect study to structural design
14:30 Lutz Mädler
          Director of the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering (IWT), Bremen
15:00 discussions 
End of day 3 
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