FACULTY OF ESA-FAIR SPACE RADIATION SCHOOL - 2020
Dr. Mei Bai
Trainer’s name: Dr. Mei Bai
Trainer’s position: Head of Accelerator Operations, GSI
Trainer’s email and phone number: m.bai(at)gsi.de
Scientific degrees: PhD of Physics, Indiana University, 1999
Previous positions: Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory (1999-2014), Director of IKP-4, Forschungszentrum Juelich (2015 – 2017)
Professorship: Experimental Physics (W3), University Bonn
Current position: Head of Accelerator Operations Division, GSI
Research field and interest:
• Beam physics including spin dynamics
• Accelerator technologies, such as beam and spin manipulations, novel beam diagnostics and controls
• Application of accelerator technology and beams
Dr. Thomas Berger
Trainer’s name: Dr. Thomas Berger
Trainer’s position: Head Biophysics Group; Radiation Biology Department; Institute of Aerospace Medicine
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany
Trainer’s email and phone number: thomas.berger(at)dlr.de; +49 2203 601 31
Dr. Thomas Berger studied physics at the Technical University of Vienna (TUW), Austria and graduated with a PhD in radiation physics in 2003. In 2003 he joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine were he became leader of the Biophysics Research Group in 2009. At DLR his main research topic is radiation protection including the development of radiation detectors as well as investigations for the radiation load received by humans for missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO). He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the DOSIS 3D experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the Matroshka AstroRad Radiation Experiment (MARE) project which will fly on NASA´s Orion Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) to the Moon.
Dr. Giuseppe Correale
Tainer’s name: Dr. Giuseppe Correale
Trainer’s position: ESA Science Coordinator within the Human Research Office
Trainer’s email and phone number: Giuseppe.correale(at)esa.int, ,+31 681351055
• Dr. Giuseppe Correale obtained his Bachelor of Science at Naples University and MSc and PhD at TUDelft.
• He then worked 10 years in R&D companies developing high-tech plasmas to the benefit of research field ranging from engineering to medicine.
• Since 2016, he works as a Human Research Officer, managing human physiology experiments performed within all the ESA sponsored platforms.
Trainer's name: Marco Durante
Tainer's position: Director, Biophysics Department, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Professor of Physics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Durante got his Ph.D. in Physics in 1992 at the University Federico II in Italy, and has dedicated his research efforts to the biophysics of high-energy charged particles, with applications in cancer therapy and space radiation protection. He is generally recognized as world leader in the field of particle radiobiology in therapy and space and is co-author of over 300 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-index=44) and one patent on proton therapy. He is currently chair of the ESA Life Sciences Advisory Group, corresponding member of the ICRP TG115 on dose limits in space missions, member of HESAC and former chair of the ESA Topical Team on Space Radiation. He is also vice-chair of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) and was President of the International Association for Radiation Research (IARR) from 2011-15. Prof. Durante has been awarded several prizes for his contributions to charged particle biophysics, including the 2004 Galileo Galilei Award in Medical Physics, the 60th Timofeeff-Ressovsky medal by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the 8th Warren K. Sinclair Award of the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 IBA-Europhysics Award for Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods in Medicine (European Physics Society) and the 2013 Bacq & Alexander award of the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS).
Dr. Dr. Thu Jennifer Ngo-Anh
Trainer’s name: Dr. Dr. Thu Jennifer Ngo-Anh
Trainer’s position: ESA SciSpacE Team Leader
Trainer’s email and phone number:Jennifer.Ngo-Anh(at)esa.int; 0031715658609
Dr. Dr. Thu Jennifer Ngo-Anh is the Team Leader of the European Space Agency's SciSpacE (Science in the Space Environment) team. As such she coordinates human research, biology and physical sciences experiments studying the effects of microgravity and the space environment on various systems, using various ground-based as well as the International Space Station. Thu Jennifer Ngo-Anh studied human medicine in Tübingen, Germany and obtained her PhD in neurosciences at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and joined the Agency in 2006.
Dr. Anggraeini Puspitasari
Trainer’s name: Anggraeini Puspitasari MD., PhD
Trainer’s position: Post Doc researcher at Clinical Radiobiology group- Biophysics department, GSI.
Trainers email and phone number: a.puspitasari(at)gsi.de; +49 6159 1352
Dr Anggraeini Puspitasari studied Medical Doctor at Maranatha Christian University Faculty of Medicine, in Indonesia. She graduated with a PhD in radiation neurobiology from Gunma University, Maebashi, Japan in 2016. She has been working in radiation-neurobiology since 2012, starting her career at Gunma University graduate school of medicine, Japan. Since July 2019, she moves to Germany and has a postdoc position at GSI. Her research activities have been focusing on the effects of X-rays and Carbon ions on the synaptic function of neurons using primary hippocampal neuronal model (in vitro) and mice models (in vivo). Her current research focuses on tumour hypoxia and, artificial hibernation.
Dr. Thomas Reiter
Trainer’s name: Dr. Thomas Reiter
Trainer’s position: ESA Interagency Coordinator and Advisor to the Director General, Astronaut
Trainer’s email and phone number:Thomas.reiter(at)esa.int
Dr. Thomas Reiter was born on 23 May 1958 in Frankfurt/Main. He holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Technology and a honorary doctorate from the German Armed Forces University in Neubiberg/Munich. He was appointed Brigadier General in March 2009.
Thomas Reiter graduated from the Federal Armed Forces University in Neubiberg in 1982. On concluding his training as a jet pilot, he was stationed with the 43rd fighter-bomber squadron in Oldenburg.
In 1992, Reiter was selected to join ESA’s European Astronaut Corps, based at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany and in March 1995 he was assigned as on-board engineer for the ‘Euromir 95’ mission.
From September 1997 to March 1999, Thomas Reiter was detached to the German Air Force as Operational Group Commander of a Tornado fighterbomber wing.
In April 1999 he returned to ESA and resumed his activities at the European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany. During his second mission, ‘Astrolab’ from July to December 2006 he took up duties as Flight Engineer of the International Space Station and conducted 19 experiments in space on behalf of a number of European institutions and research centres.
Thomas Reiter was holding the European record of 350 days in space for about 12 years– one of the most experienced non-American or non-Russian astronaut by time. He also performed several spacewalks (EVAs).
After his active astronaut career, Thomas Reiter was named on 8 August 2007 as a member of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center, DLR, responsible for Space Research and Technology.
On 1 April 2011, he became Director of ESA’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (D/HSO), responsible for managing Europe’s contribution to the ISS, the Agency's human spaceflight activities, the operations of ESA’s satellite missions and of the ground segment.
Today he is the ESA Interagency Coordinator at the European Space Agency and Advisor to the Director General.
Dr. Leonardo Surdo
Trainer’s name: Dr. Leonardo Surdo
Trainer’s position: ESA Project Scientist
Trainer’s email and phone number: E-mail:leonardo.surdo(at)esa.int; Telephone: +31(0)71 565 6181
Dr. Leonardo Surdo graduated with a M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine from the University of Bari in 2010 and with a M.Sc. in Space Sciences from the International Space University in 2012. He started his career at the European Space Agency in 2013 and currently works as project scientist for biology experiments on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and other microgravity platforms, including parabolic flights, sounding rockets and sub-orbital capsules. He works on defining the scientific requirements of space experiments ranging from cell biology, microbiology, radiobiology, plant biology, tissue engineering to life support systems for human spaceflight. He also provides support to the experiments’ payloads development and from 2018, he is supporting the coordination of research activities in the field of space radiation in the ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration.