The People at eSpace

It’s all about the people! What makes eSpace such a succesful and respected center is the deep knowledge and openness of its staff. The core team brings experience and stability to the operations of the center while students and young engineers bring innovation and dynamism. Combined, these attributes lead to a creative and reliable environment for space research and development.

Academic Director

Prof Jean-Paul Kneib

Senior staff

Muriel Richard, Senior Scientist


Candice Norhadian, Administrative Assistant


Alexandre Lucas, Science Communication officer

Business Development

Mohammad Madi, Business Developer

IT and Web Support

John Maxwell, Computer Scientist

PhD students, post-docs and junior staff

Bastien Gorret, SE

Simon Bothner, SE
Michaël Juillard, PhD Student
Sonia Ben Hamida, Post-doc Researcher Marc-André Chavy-Macdonald, Post-doc Researcher      

Masters, Interns, Exchange Students

Elise Mestice, Master Student (Pisa, IT) Filippo Bartolini, Master Student (Torino, IT) Flavio Brancato, Master Student (Torino, IT)

Regular guests and external staff

Pierre-Alain Mäusli, Lecturer

Marc Toussaint, Lecturer, Consultant

Semester space students – 2019/2020

Coming soon…