TEAM

Wanting to build a Mars Rover is an ambitious undertaking.

Especially for a team of young scientists without a head-start in the space industry – but dreaming big is what we do. Over the past four years, what started as a school project has grown to more than 50 bright and driven people rethinking the current approach to Mars exploration. Our interdisciplinary team is spread out over four countries and 12 sub-teams designing, developing the next-generation Mars rover and everything around it.

Wanting to build a Mars Rover is an ambitious undertaking.

Especially for a team of young scientists without a head-start in the space industry – but dreaming big is what we do. Over the past four years, what started as a school project has grown to more than 50 bright and driven people rethinking the current approach to Mars exploration. Our interdisciplinary team is spread out over four countries and 12 sub-teams designing, developing the next-generation Mars rover and everything around it.

 
Julian Rothenbuchner

Julian
Rothenbuchner

Technical Lead

 

Gurubharan
Ganeson

Commercial Lead

 

Onė
Mikulskytė

Organization Lead

 
 

The Teams

MANAGEMENT

The main purpose of the Management Team is to facilitate team members’ work both from the technical development as well as the organizational perspective! Management works closely together with Leadership and People & Culture when planning (technical) projects, meetings, work on organisational development as well as represent the team to various external stakeholders.

Kristián Cuervo

Team Manager

 

James Kingsnorth

Team Manager

Markus Renoldner

Team Manager

 

PROTOTYPING TEAM

One of our most hands-on teams, the Prototyping team spent most of 2020 building and improving the Tumbleweed V3 prototype in our Vienna workshop. With the development of the V4 prototype, the “Prototeam” will take part in the design process to help make it a reality.

Michael Sandrieser

Lead Structural Engineer

Linda Oster

Vice Lead Structural Engineer

Abhinay Goga

Structural Engineer

Dimitri Buryak

Structural Engineer

Image of member Divya Sreedharan Menon

Divya Sreedharan Menon

Structural Engineer

Georg Stampfl

Structural Engineer

Matthias Estermann

Structural Engineer

Image of member Nils Neumeister

Nils Neumeister

Structural Engineer

Noah Nasr El Din

Structural Engineer
Power Engineer

Tobias Gaggl

Structural Engineer

Image of member Yara Eggenfellner

Yara Eggenfellner

Structural Engineer

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

As developing a Mars rover requires a considerable amount of resources and financial support, the business team works hard to guarantee us the necessary funding, acting as a support entity for the other teams. They also work closely with our partners to ensure our collaborations run smoothly.

Anisha Nookala

Lead Legal

Alexander Walther

Legal

Andrea Battegazzore

Business Strategist
Mission Design Engineer

Aran Berzingi

Business Strategist

Farayi Karumazondo

Business Strategist

Image of member Julian Wahlmüller

Julian Wahlmüller

Legal

ELECTRICAL & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Split up into two locations, the Electrical teams currently each have individual objectives: While the Vienna team is busy with the current prototype’s electronics and software, its Delft counterpart is mainly concerned with planning, designing, simulating and defining requirements for the electrical system of the final space-grade grade version of the Tumbleweed rover. 

In the future, the two locations will work together to manufacture, integrate and test all the electric and electronic components of the Tumbleweed.

Felix Abel

Lead Electrical Engineer

Cristian Ferent

Vice Lead Electrical Engineer

Abhishek Mishra

On-board Data Handling Engineer

Anjaney Shrivastava

RF Electronics & Communication Engineer

Ariel Ebersberger

On-board Data Handling Engineer

Carlo Salata

On-board Data Handling Engineer

Giovanni Cozzolongo

Electrical & Software Engineer

Luna Warzawa

Electrical & Software Engineer

Mojtaba Karimi

Power Engineer

Sam de Wringer

System Engineer

Sritharan Thirumalai Kumaran

System Engineer

Sudarshan Bhat

On-board Data Handling Engineer

Tim Holthuijsen

Electrical & Software Engineer

PEOPLE AND CULTURE (HR)

The People and Culture team makes sure communication within the team runs smoothly. The subteam’s responsibilities include handling the recruiting process from application to onboarding and supporting us with any issues that may arise for members.

Sebastian Astl Delgado

Co-Lead People and Culture
Business Strategist

Timon Schnauffer

Co-Lead People and Culture

Diana Martirosyan

HR Member

Elina Chrysostomou

HR Member

Jacobus Fourie

HR Member

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

The Systems Engineering team ensures the integration and management of the technical aspects of the Tumbleweed rovers’ mission. In addition, they explore the research and development of science goals.

Benedetta Valerio

Systems Engineer

Emil Clausen

Systems Engineer

Mick Resink

Systems Engineer

Paul Wiesen

Systems Engineer

Sebastian Harris

Systems Engineer

Yuvraj Harsha Sreedhar

Systems Engineer

STRUCTURES

The Structures team develops the mechanical, structural and material aspects of the Tumbleweed, like designing the shape, sails and collapsing mechanism. They also develop the pods, the housings for most of the electronics aboard a Tumbleweed.

Image of member Lucas Cohen

Lucas Cohen

Lead Structural/Pods Engineer

Image of member Austin Phillips

Austin Phillips

Vice Lead Pods Engineer

Alessandro Battegazzore

Structural Engineer

Döme Kohlhéb

Structural Engineer

Image of member Marco Zambolin

Marco Zambolin

Structural Engineer

Image of member Mikhail Maximchuk

Mikhail Maximchuk

Structural Engineer

Tilen Potocnik

Pods Engineer

MEDIA

As one of the few non-technical subteams, Media is responsible for most of what you see of Team Tumbleweed around the internet. This includes producing content for and running our various social media accounts, as well as the website.

Image of member Amelie Finan

Amelie Finan

Lead Media

Garnet John

Media Member

Lena Graf

Media Member

Leonhard Goliasch

Visual Design

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