Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß
Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß
Position:
Head of the Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Space technology, Miniaturisation of space systems, Small satellite missions
Career in brief:
Before he took over the Chair of Space Technology in 2003, Klaus Brieß worked for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) where he led the first DLR’s satellite mission (BIRD) to success. He is the general director of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and active member of numerous societies and initiatives in the aerospace sector.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Sensor Systems
Major publications:
Potential for advancements in remote sensing using small satellites.
Technology demonstration by the BIRD-mission.
The role of small satellite missions in global change studies.
Professor Dr. phil. Dietrich Manzey
Professor Dr. phil. Dietrich Manzey
Position:
Head of Chair of Work, Engineering & Organizational Psychology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Space psychology, Human performance in space and extreme environments, Human-machine-interaction
Career in brief:
Dietrich Manzey has got his PhD in Psychology from University Kiel and his habilitation in Work- and Organisational Psychology from University Marburg. Before he joined TU Berlin he worked at the Department of Aviation and Space Psychology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). For the last 14 years he has also served as a psychological consultant for the Medical Support Office of the European Astronaut Center and is involved in psychological mission support of European astronauts.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Psychology
Major publications:
Space psychology and psychiatry.
Monitoring of mental performance during spaceflight.
Human performance under extreme environmental conditions: Results from a performance monitoring study during a 438-day spaceflight.
Professor Dr.-Ing. Dieter Peitsch
Professor Dr.-Ing. Dieter Peitsch
Position:
Head of Chair of Aero Engines, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Propulsion systems and components, Turbomachinery
Career in brief:
Dieter Peitsch received his Doctor degree from the RWTH Aachen in the field of turbomachinery and propulsion. Before he took over the Chair of Aeroengines at TU Berlin, he worked for Rolls-Royce in Derby (UK) and Dahlewitz (Germany) in various departments. Additionally he acts as vice dean for research of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems of TU Berlin.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Propulsion Systems
Major publications:
Forcing of Separation Bubbles by Main Flow Unsteadiness or Pulsed Vortex Generating Jets – A Comparison.
Three Dimensional Flow Field in a highly loaded Compressor Cascade.
Development of Models for optimum Wheel Flow Outlet Angles of small size radial Turbines.
Dipl.-Ing. Jana Weise
Dipl.-Ing. Jana Weise
Position:
Research assistant at the Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Modular satellite systems, Rocketry, Space debris
Career in brief:
Jana Weise graduated in Aerospace Engineering and joined the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin in 2007. She worked on studies related to small satellites and was the Professor’s teaching assistant. She is project manager of the iBOSS study, pursuing innovative research in the field of modular satellite architectures.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Fundamentals of space technology
Major publications:
An Intelligent Building Blocks Concept for on-Orbit-Satellite Servcing.
A Novel Design Approach Based on Building Blocks for Servicable Satellites enabling On-Orbit-Servicing.
Structures for modular and serviceable Spacecraft Systems.
Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar
Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar
Position:
Assistant of the professor at the Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Satellite systems, Rovers, Space education, Electronics, Software
Career in brief:
Cem Avsar graduated in Aerospace Engineering and joined the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin in 2010. He worked on modular satellite architectures (iBOSS) and CubeSats (BEESAT). As the Professor’s teaching assistant and project manager of the planetary rover project SEAR, he systematically integrates research activities into the curriculum.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Electronics, Space Technology Project
Major publications:
Developing a Planetary Rover with Students: Space Education at TU Berlin.
A Novel Design Approach Based on Building Blocks for Servicable Satellites Enabling On-Orbit-Servicing.
Verification of a New Two-Dimensional Sun Sensor With Digital Interface on a Sounding.
M.Sc. Merlin Barschke
M.Sc. Merlin Barschke
Position:
Research assistant at Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Nanosatellite Missions, Project Management, Systems Engineering
Career in brief:
Merlin Barschke holds a master of science in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK and a master of science in Space Technology from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. He was project manager of the BEESAT-3 CubeSat Mission of TU Berlin. Since September 2012 he is project manager and systems engineer of the TechnoSat and TUBIN nanosatellite mission at TU Berlin.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Mission Planning and Operations; Space System Design Project
Major publications:
ASSET - A Software Tool for the Evaluation of Manoeuvre Capabilities of Highly Agile Satellites.
TUBiX – The TU Berlin Innovative Next Generation Nanosatellite Bus.
TechnoSat - A Nanosatellite Mission for On-Orbit Technology Demonstration.
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Baumann
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Baumann
Position:
Research assistant at Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Space technology, Miniaturisation of space systems, Small satellite missions
Career in brief:
After graduation in Computer Engineering from TU Berlin in 2002, Frank Baumann worked as development engineer for embedded software at Idencom Germany GmbH. Since 2004 he has been strongly involved in the development of the BEESAT satellite family at the Chair of Space Technology as systems engineer.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Sensor Systems
Major publications:
TUBIN – A Nanosatellite Mission with Infrared Imager Payload.
BEESAT – A CubeSat Series Demonstrates Novel Picosatellite Technologies.
Flight Experience with the Picosatellite BEESAT.
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Buscher
Position:
Research assistant at Chair of Space Technology, Technische Universität Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Frequency coordination, Ground segment, Electronics control.
Career in brief:
Martin Buscher graduated in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. At TU Berlin, he works in the field of frequency coordination. He consults the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in committee work towards the next ITU world radio conference.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Space Mission Planning and Operations; Space System Design Project
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Grau
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Grau
Position:
Assistant of the professor at the Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Space flight mechanics, Manned space flight, Attitude control, Quality management
Career in brief:
After his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart and in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Sebastian manages projects in multifunctional components integration of small satellite hardware and teaches courses at the Chair of Space Technology.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Fundamentals of Space Technology, Space Flight Mechanics
Dipl.-Kfm. Stephan Haensch
Dipl.-Kfm. Stephan Haensch
Position:
Founder and Member of the Executive Board of Haensch Business School Ltd.
Areas of expertise:
Development of Business Games and Simulations, Project Management, Strategy Management, Financial Analysis
Career in brief:
Stephan Haensch, Member of the Executive Board since 2003, has 15 years of expiriences in delivering customised and generic business simulations for privat and public organisations.
He is a business economist and has long-time expiriences as a management consultant in international projects (South Africa, Russia, USA, Panama etc.). Before joining the HBS Berlin he held positions in the recycling industry, consultant in South Africa and was several years academic staff at the European University Viadrina. In addition, he is qualified as a Team Management System Coach, as a Quality Auditor and certified Trainer for Business Game.

Courses taught in MSE programme:
Project Management
Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Klaus G. Kammermeier
Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Klaus G. Kammermeier
Position:
Founder of Cyoneer GmbH, Innovation Consultancy and InnovationLabs.Berlin, Startup and Scaleup Eco-System for Digital Transformation.
Areas of expertise:
Product and Innovation Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Program Management, Business Management, Startup Incubation and Acceleration, Leadership
Career in brief:
Klaus G. Kammermeier has over 18 years of experience in managing and leading groundbreaking technology innovation projects. He led many multi-functional high performance teams in Europe, America and Asia, participated in over 100 innovation initiatives and managed business innovation portfolios.
Klaus is a sought after coach and mentor for startups, speaks publicly about digital transformation and innovation eco-systems and participates as expert and juror in Germany’s largest startup competitions.
Klaus completed business and global leadership classes at Columbia University Business School, New York, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA.

Courses taught in MSE programme:
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Soft Skills
Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Kryza
Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Kryza
Position:
Research assistant at Chair of Space Technology, TU Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Space Robotics
Career in brief:
Lennart has recently joined the Chair of Space Technology as a research and teaching assistant after his graduation in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Technische Universität Berlin. He started working in the SEAR (Small Exploration Assistant Rover) project as a student and is also currently managing SEAR and other space robotics projects of the Chair.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Planetary Exploration and Space Robotics I+II
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang R. Schmidt
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang R. Schmidt
Position:
Managaging Director of SKE – SchmidtKommunikationsEntwicklung
Areas of expertise:
Communication, Coaching, Energizing
Career in brief:
After his graduation in aircraft construction from TU Berlin in 1972, Wolfgang R. Schmidt worked for 20 years as development engineer and then in leading sales and marketing positions at several aircraft and electronic companies. As owner and managing director of SKE SchmidtKommunikationsEntwicklung, Wolfgang R. Schmidt has specialised in communication training, coaching and mediating executives and teams for the last 22 years. He gives lectures on soft skills at TU Berlin and is a skill trainer for scientific personnel at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
SoftSkills for Engineers
Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Alexander Pilz
Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Alexander Pilz
Position:
Founder and Managing Director of Blue Sky Solutions Ltd., Managing Partner of Aerospace Institute
Areas of expertise:
Project management, Systems engineering, Space technology, Rocketry, Micromechanical systems, Subsystems for small satellites, Suborbital space transportation.
Career in brief:
Norbert Alexander Pilz graduated in Aerospace Engineering and has 15 years of professional experience as project manager and systems engineer in the aerospace sector. Since 2012 he has been campaign leader of several parabolic flight campaigns for space technology verification under microgravity conditions. He is assistant professor at TU Berlin and author of numerous publications. In 2015 he founded the company Blue Sky Solutions Ltd. for innovative and sustainable technologies and applications.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Fundamentals of Space Technology, Space Propulsion Systems
Major publications:
Dynamic Derivative Computation of a Sub-Orbital Vehicle.
FAST20XX: Achievements on European Suborbital Space Flight.
CAD-Based Modelling of Large Cryogenic Solid Propellant Motors.
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Trowitzsch
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Trowitzsch
Position:
Research assistant at the Chair of Space Technology, Technische Universität Berlin
Areas of expertise:
Small satellite missions, Electronics, Software, Mission control.
Career in brief:
Sebastian Trowitzsch graduated in Aerospace Engineering from TU Berlin. From 2005 to 2012, he was actively involved in the design, verification and operation of the picosatellite BEESAT. Since 2010, he is a project manager and systems engineer of the follow-up mission BEESAT-2.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Major publications:
A Picosatellite Demonstrating Three-Axis Attitude Control with Reaction Wheels.
Lessons Learned from Picosatellite Development at TU Berlin.
Development of a distributed ground segment for multi-mission satellite operations.
Dr.-Ing. Zizung Yoon
Dr.-Ing. Zizung Yoon

Position:
Postdoctoral research assistant at the Chair of Space Technology, Technische Universität Berlin

Areas of expertise:
Spacecraft dynamics and control, communication networks, small satellites
Career in brief:
After graduating in Aerospace Engineering from TU Berlin, Zizung Yoon joined the development team of the small satellite TET at the Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH. He accomplished his Ph.D. in the field of fault tolerant attitude control systems. Currently, he is leading a research team with the goal to develop and launch a nanosatellite mission to demonstrate an intersatellite communication network.
Courses taught in MSE programme:
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Major publications:
System Design of an S-Band Network of Distributed Nanosatellites.
Development and verification of the fault tolerant attitude control system of OOV-TET satellite.
Robuste und fehlertolerante Lageregelung des DLR-TET-1 Satelliten.