Carlos Espejel Garcia
Dr. Carlos Espejel is ispace’s Space Resources Engineer working in the estimation of Space Resources, Space Reserves, as well as in the optimisation of the Space Resources Utilization Value Chain. He is also a member of the science team for the PROSPECT (ESA) project which is part of the Luna 27 mission to the Moon (Roscosmos).
Dr. Carlos Espejel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland, a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, and a PhD in Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland. In addition he is currently doing a Postdoctoral Project on Space Resource Utilization (SRU) in Luxembourg in collaboration with a number of institutions (ispace, UNSW, University of Luxembourg, and Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)).
Before Dr. Espejel joined the space industry he worked for around 10 years in the international mining industry (Metalliferous Mining) as a Strategic Mine Planning Engineer, particularly in Scoping, Pre-feasibility, Feasibility, and applied research studies for green field (new projects) and brown field (operations) Tier 1 companies as Glencore, Anglo American, BHP, Teck and CRCORE.