20 October 2017

SGAC is proud to announce the winners of the SGAC-Space Tech Expo  Europe Competition:

Meet them below!

We thank Space Tech Expo Europe for their support to bring young professionals to the event. Learn more about them here.

The winners will be taking part in an SGAC-organized panel as part of the Space Tech Expo Europe's Technology forum on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 13:00. 

One of the hallmarks of the SGAC is to foster professional development for its members by offering scholarships to space conferences throughout the world. We are happy to see that through our partnership with Space Tech Expo Europe, we can provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to present their ideas to the space community in Europe.


Aristotle Space and Aeronautics Team (ASAT)

The team is working on a CubeSat project; learn more about the project here



Ilias Charalampidis 

Ilias Charalampidis is currently an Undergraduate Student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh).He has been an active member of Aristotle Space and Aeronautics Team-EUROAVIA Thessaloniki since September 2016. Since May 2017 Ilias is involved, as Chief Construction Engineer in the design and construction of a 3-Unit CubeSat, aiming to detect gamma radiation emitted by quasars and non-quasi black holes and AGNs. Moreover, Ilias has participated in the organization of several events, mainly related to technology and aerospace, such as "UAVs: an Emerging Market in Aerospace Engineering", a EUROAVIA-related event held in March 2017 in Thessaloniki. He is also a member of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

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George Tsekouras

George Tsekouras is currently an Undergraduate Student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He has been an active member of Aristotle Space and Aeronautics Team (ASAT) -EUROAVIA Thessaloniki since September 2016 and Financial Officer in the Local Board since June 2017. George is involved, as Aerodynamics Engineer, in the design and construction of a monoplane in collaboration with other members of ASAT. Moreover, he has participated as a main organiser in a EUROAVIA-related event referred to «UAVs: an Emerging Market in Aerospace Engineering», which was held in March 2017 in Thessaloniki. Since May 2017, George has been responsible for human resources of EUROAVIA’s Information Technology Working Group. He is, also, a member of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

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Tatiana Volkova

Tatiana Volkova was born in Moscow in 1989. She graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2012, departament of Space Vehicles and Carrier Rockets and completed a Master 2 in Ecole Polytechnique /HEC in Paris in 2013, specializing in Innovative technologies and entrepreneurship. During her studies, she created an Innovative technology start-up in the saving energy field that became the winner of Innovation technology competition in Paris. From 2015 till 2017, she enrolled in the Master program at Moscow Architectural Institute and in accordance with exchange program at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Architecture Paris la Villette. The subject of her diploma is "The new generation of orbital station". Tatiana Volkova had several experiences in Russian and French enterprises as an engineer and business development specialist. She had an experience of leading of international team for European competitions.
Currently she is accepted at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland to conduct the Ph.D research in the field of Architecture in Extreme Conditions. Her personal goal is to drive for growth of Innovation in the world that’s why she works under her own start-up in France. She is an author of several scientific publications.

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About Space Tech Expo Europe

Space Tech Expo

In its second year, Space Tech Expo Europe (24 – 26 October 2017) will be returning to Bremen - a centre of space excellence. The exhibition is Europe's premier B2B Space engineering event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space related technologies and draws attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the entire space supply chain.

Strategically positioned in Central Europe, Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent's major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and (aero) space-qualified components.

Exhibition Hall
300+ specialist suppliers and contractors from the space supply chain - exhibitors include ArianeGroup, Tesat-Spacecom, TESTIA, Thales Alenia Space, OHB, MBDA, Airbus participation and opportunities to meet pan-euro companies from Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, UK and Spain.

Two-Track Forum
The two-track senior level Industry and Technology forums are three days of presentations, senior-led keynote sessions and panels on current trends, developments and challenges in the European and global space industry. Sessions will explore global cooperation, how to do business with the agencies, primes, LSIs and tier 1s, New Space and Space 4.0, navigation, Earth observation, big data, electrical systems, test services, propulsion, additive manufacturing and more. Running alongside the exhibition and free-to-attend, these forums will provide key contributions from ESA, DLR, CNES, Canadian Space Agency, NASA, Airbus Defence & Space and more. Register for free here.

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