ERC head of Jury Board and responsible for its programme content and development. Professional R&D Engineer at AIRBUS with several years of experience in academy and industry, working on many topics involving rovers navigation, simulation and control. Mainly interested in emerging technologies and robotics for space exploration and utilisation. Lifelong learner, mentor driven by passion, always open to share knowledge, discuss and cooperate towards ambitious goals. Believing in ERC as an excellent opportunity to connect creativity and passion with experience and expertise to advance field of space exploration and utilisation towards sustainable bright future.
Robotics Engineer at Astri Polska sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland. Holds PhD in Geology (Geomorphology, Planetology) for the dissertation focused on Mars surface properties prepared on Polish Geological Institute with cooperation with Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, both Warsaw, Poland. Holds MSc in Environmental Protection, University of Warsaw, Poland; diploma prepared on Geography and Regional Studies Department (Remote Sensing of Environment Laboratory). For 15 years cooperating with research institutes in Poland in the field of satellite observation (Institute of Geodesy and Cartography), geomorphology (Faculty of Geography, University of Warsaw), planetology (Space Research Centre PAS), environmental protection, hydrobiology, GIS (Institute of Environmental Protection) and space technologies (Space Research Centre, PAS and Astri Polska). Additional projects in private sector, related to IT and electronic engineering. Current cooperation with NGO – support for developing countries in Asia and Africa (topic: crisis management, flood monitoring). Last professional activities related to the robotics and soil-sensor interaction for geotechnical terrain assessment in FP7 FASTER project.
Scope of interest / activity:
- improvement of Galileo performance within ESA European GNSS Evolution Programme,
- inertial navigation systems, IMU data processing, GNSS-INS integration, indoor navigation,
- digital signal processing, data modelling and prediction algorithms.
I graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography. Currently I’m PhD student of Space Research Centre PAS. I’m working on determination of Earth orientation parameters and stations coordinates from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) observations and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).
Maciej has been working on space industry development in Poland for last 8 years. But his space-story starts much earlier. When he was 5 years old he was dreaming on sending something to space… something like satellites. As every kid that time, he wanted to become an astronaut. Maciej has started his space career at the Warsaw University of Technology, when his dreams could be transferred into real project – and the best place for that was the Student Space Association. Maciej was involved in student space projects. But not only as an engineer, more often as a manager and system engineer. Furthermore, Maciej’s activity was much wider and covered areas such as PR and business development. Maciej enjoys cooperation with people from the space. Maciej is an alumni of the Space Studies Program at the International Space University and thus he became more geeky about space. He is a former project manager and mechanical engineer of the very first Polish satellite – the PW-Sat which was launched on-board the Vega maiden flight which took place on 13.02.2012 from the space port in French Guiana.