Our team

Board of Advisors

Captain Um Hong Gil
Guiness World Record Holder - The first man to climb all 16 highest peaks on Earth
Ms. Susan IP-Jewell
Founder and President, Mars Academy USA
Mr. Krishna Raj Adhikary
Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC)
Mr. Sylvester Kaczmarek
Future Programmes Officer, European Space Agency

Executive committee

Anamol Mittal is working as a space strategy consultant at SpaceTec Partners, a leading space consulting firm in Germany. He is also representing Nepal as the National Point of Contact in Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, Nepal Space and Scientific Advisor in Mars Academy USA, National Coordinator in Moon Village Association (MVA). He is the first person from Nepal to pursue the Master of Space Studies (MSS) program at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. He is also the recipient of the Asia-Pacific Space Leaders award 2018 by SGAC (one among 4 recipients from Asia) and Global grants 2018 by SGAC (one among 4 recipients from the globe). His area of expertise is robotics, embedded systems, 3D printing, and computer programming. He has led the organizing of National Space Meet of Nepal 2018 and 2019, and SpaceGeneration[Nepal] 2019 and several other workshops/events by fetching support from the government of Nepal and private industry. He has also served as the Event Manager for EMER-GEN 2019 conference in Hawaii, USA. He has travelled to more than 20 countries for mainly work and educational purposes.

Prabin Dhakal is working as a mechanical engineer at Chainlink Engineering Pvt. Ltd. He completed his B.E. and is currently studying Planning and Operation of Energy Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kathmandu University. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as President of the students' club of mechanical engineering named “Association of Mechanical Engineering Students (AMES)". During his presidency at AMES, he organized and trained many participants in many events such as AutoCAD Training and Workshop, SolidWorks Training and 3D Printing Workshop, and many more. He initiated the slogan “AMES for society” through which AMES aimed to contribute towards society. Many programs were conducted under the slogan one of which being vocational training provided to the students of different government schools of Kavre with the intention of motivating them towards Space and Engineering. He has also worked with the Engineers Without Borders team from the University of Colorado Boulder (EWB-CU) to provide menstrual health education and help build menstrual-friendly washrooms in the rural community of Kalinchwok VDC, Dolakha, Nepal along with Geologist such as John Galetzka from UNAVCO. Also, importantly, he has worked as a core organizing team in events such as National Space Meet 2019 by NESRA, Aviyantaa'18, Aavishkar'18, and many more. He is also involved in different research related to Analog Astronaut Missions in NESRA.

PRABIN DHAKAL
Vice President, Nepalese Space Research Association (NESRA)
Simran Dhoju is a second year undergraduate student at The University of Alabama majoring in aerospace engineering and minoring in mechanical engineering and mathematics. She is also working on her MBA degree through the STEM Path to MBA program at her university. Her involvement in Alabama Rocketry Association has helped her develop both professional and personal skills. She served as the former Propulsion lead and is now leading the entire team as the Project Manager. Her team is designing and manufacturing a solid-propellant rocket to compete at the Spaceport America Cup 2021. She is also designing the payload for her university’s CubeSat project that demonstrates the use of drag sails in CubeSats to deorbit rapidly and reliably. She is very passionate about creating an inclusive community for women and gender minorities in the aerospace industry. Recently, she founded the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) Nepal, a non-profit dedicated to support women and gender minorities passionate about space and aviation. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and writing spoken word poetry.
Simran Dhoju
Secretary, Nepalese Space Research Association (NESRA)

Dipesh Poudel is a Computer Engineer with experience in Software Development and Artificial Intelligence. He is currently enrolled in MBA program at the Asian Institute of Technology. He has worked as a software Engineer at Bajra Technologies and interned at LIS Nepal. He is also interested in Space exploration and Astronomy. He is a former team leader at AIESEC in Kathmandu, where he promoted Sustainable Development Goals among Youths & Also a mentor at AIDev Nepal Grand workshop, where he facilitated participants to kickstart their journey in Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, he is a recipient of the 2019 Facebook Developer's Circle Scholarship for Deep Learning Nano-Degree Program.

Subhash Sharma has received a Master’s Degree with Major Physics from Tribhuvan University. He is currently the Head of Space Development Nexus (SDNx) for Nepal, since 2016 and is serving the editor at the Journal of International Association of Physics Students {jIAPS}. He is also the recipient of ICPS Worldwide Grant 2019 from {iaps}. His interest is mainly in experimental physics and space technology. Moreover, he aspires to work in science communications and outreach and make science even more accessible to the public for the good of mankind.
Shubash Sharma
Executive Member, Nepalese Space Research Association (NESRA)

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