ir. Ton Marée
Ton Marée has been Research Manager of TNO’s Space Systems Engineering research group since 2011. His group is developing opto-mechanical instruments for Earth observation and space missions, such as TROPOMI, Sentinel 5, GAIA, and equipment for laser communication. Ton was appointed as chairman of the NVR on 5 October 2020
After his studies Peter started at Airbus D & S in Bremen, as a member of the Columbus Engineering Support Team ( COLEST ) working for the ISS. Among other things he contributed to the PromISSe mission of André Kuipers. Since 2014, Peter returned to the Netherlands, at first on ‘mission’ from Airbus D & S Bremen, and more recently as a consultant at ADSE . Peter is active in the NVR as a member of the editorial board and the event committee since 2011.
Mischa de Brouwer
Frederique van 't klooster
Frederique worked at the Ministry of Justice, department of Knowledge Migration, after she finished her study International and European Law at Leiden Law University. She worked 10 years at ESA/ESTEC, first as legal assistant in the Technology Transfer Programme Office, later as a lawyer within the Contract Division for Earth observation and to establish and manage contracts for ESA’s General Support Technology Programme and the ESTEC Test Centre. Since 2019 she works at TNO for Unit Industry, Roadmap Space as Legal Counsel.
After his Communication studies, Frits started working at a start-up to put his specialization Brand Management into practice. Today he works in the advertising world. Frits has been part of the NVR’s social media team since 2018. There, he provides the content for our social media channels together with others. In addition, he is committed to various projects to get young people enthusiastic about space travel.
Stijn has been passionate about space travel all his life, long before his studies in AE at TU Delft. The choice for the Space Exploration master program came as no surprise. After several international internships at the University of British Columbia, Airbus Defense & Space Toulouse and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he is back in the Netherlands. In 2018 he started at Airbus Defense & Space Netherlands as the company’s first trainee. In his current position as Optical Communications Engineer, he focuses on the development and industrialization of advanced communication technologies between ground stations and satellites.
My name is Stacha Petrović and I am a 30 year old Dutch Aerospace Engineer currently working as a Systems Engineer for Aerospace Propulsion Products,
ArianeGroup (APP) in Klundert, Noord-Brabant. In 2009 I started my bachelor in Aerospace Engineering at the TU Delft. During my studies I was involved in Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) where I worked on liquid rocket engines for sounding rockets. For my master I studied
systems engineering and orbital mechanics at the TU Delft, did a trajectory
internship at DLR in Bremen and was able to do my master thesis research in Mars ascent trajectories at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I graduated in 2017 and started as Project Engineer at APP
working on the Vulcain 2.1 starter and igniter for the Ariane 6 and was promoted to Systems Engineer for that same project 2 years later. In 2017, I also became a member of the NVR and started volunteering in the events and later also the young professionals committee and I am also the National Point of Contact for the Netherlands for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Besides my
interest in space, I also enjoy traveling, hiking, learning about and from different cultures, swimming, playing squash, gaming, dancing, singing, and spending time with my family and friends..
Nicoletta graduated at the TUDelft in Aerospace Engineering in 2010 and
started working right away at Bradford Space BV designing and building space components for liquid propulsions on satellites. Few years later she moved to Aerospace Propulsion Products BV (APP)
where she worked as System Engineer for the VINCI engine for the Ariane 5ME, now evolved into Ariane 6. In the last years at APP Nicoletta developed her carreer into project management. The AFX project she has been leading consisted in making the space technology available at APP for
the rocket’s igniters suitable for applications into the civil industry, and in particular for custom designed fire extinguishers. Since the end of 2019 Nicoletta is working as Project Manager in
the Space Engineering group at TNO in Delft which is developing opto-mechanical instruments for Earth observation and space Missions. Nicoletta is active member of NVR as of 2015 and member of the Event commissie since then.
Richelle works as an Office Manager at the Dutch Aerospace Association where she started in 2010. In this position she is the first point of contact for the board and the members. She also takes care of all correspondence and administration and is regularly present at the events organized by NVR.
From the summer of 2011 Gerard was also active as a freelancer in space travel as well as chairman of NVR. For a number of years he was chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Space Studies Program (SSP) of the International Space University that was organized in the Netherlands in 2018, and now he is chairman of SSPF (Space Professionals Foundation) to co-finance Young Enable professionals to follow new editions of SSP (and similar programs).