Current Team

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß : Head of Space Technology Department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß

Head of Space Technology Department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß is university professor and director of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Technische Universität Berlin. In project SEAR he is repsonsible for the supervision of students in the lecture course "Planetary Exploration and Space Robotics".

Tym Pakulski : Mechanical Engineer

Tym Pakulski

Mechanical Engineer

Tym is a Master's student in Space Engineering. He designed the BEATRICE manipulator arm for the BEAR rover, and continues to support its assembly and testing.

Lennart Kryza : Project Manager / Lead Systems Engineer

Lennart Kryza

Project Manager / Lead Systems Engineer

Lennart Kryza is working as a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Space Technology of the Technische Universität Berlin. He is the project manager of the space rover projects  and  their lead systems engineer. His research focuses on  systems design of planetary rovers in general and the development of the rovers' autonomy.

Marcus Meuser : Mechanical Systems Engineer

Marcus Meuser

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Marcus Meuser is a Masters's student in Computational Engineering Sciences. He is working in the project as a student assistant and is responsible for designing several mechanical components of the space rover projects. Furthermore, he is SEAR's mechanical systems engineer and working on the control software of SEAR's locomotion system.

Bertram Sändig : Software Systems Engineer

Bertram Sändig

Software Systems Engineer

Bertram Sändig is working for the project as a student assistant. As the software systems engineer he is supervising software engineering tasks and responsible for the development of the localisation, mapping and navigation subsystem of SEAR. Bertram is a Master's student in Computer Science.

Alexander Mayer : Mechanical Engineer

Alexander Mayer

Mechanical Engineer

Alexander Mayer is a Thesis Student who is responsible for the NEAR locomotion system.
As a student assistant he is working at the department of aeronautics and astronautics. Alex is a Masters’s student in aerospace engineering.

Felix Nolte : Mechanical Engineer

Felix Nolte

Mechanical Engineer

Felix Nolte is a Bachelor's student in Mechanical Engineering. He is responsible for the Chassis of the BEAR rover.

Christopher Rössler : Software Engineer

Christopher Rössler

Software Engineer

Christopher Rössler is a Masters's student in Computer Science. He is currently working on Intra-/Intercommunication with the Rovers.

Sascha Kapitola : Software Consultant

Sascha Kapitola

Software Consultant

Sascha Kapitola is a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Space Technology. He was the software systems engineer of SEAR and still fulfills a major role in the project by consulting the current team in technical issues as well as by assisting the software development.

Dipl.-Ing. Walter Frese : Mechanical Advisor

Dipl.-Ing. Walter Frese

Mechanical Advisor

Dipl-Ing. Walter Frese is a research assistant at TU Berlin. In project SEAR he is advising the mechanical and electrical design process, as well as contributing to the systems by developments of his own.