David Rodriguez Martinez
Fields of expertise
BiographyDavid Rodríguez is a Research Scientist at EPFL Space Center where he is currently responsible for the implementation of the research and technology development strategy of the center's Lunar Hub. He's also coordinating the center's support for students' interdisciplinary projects. He is involved in multiple projects across a wide span of topics ranging from lunar robotic prospecting technology to active deorbiting of defunct satellites. David holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Carlos III University of Madrid, a master's degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a PhD in Planetary Robotics from Tohoku University. He has been involved in the development and prototyping of a new generation of agile, fast-moving lunar rovers and, in the past, held several positions as a researcher and visiting scientist for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), respectively.
Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering