Prof. Dr Angel Abbud-Madrid (BSE, MSE, Ph.D.) is a Professor and Director of the Center for Space Resources and the Space Resources interdisciplinary graduate program at the Colorado School of Mines, where he focuses on the identification, extraction, and utilisation of extraterrestrial resources. He has more than 30 years of experience in space projects conducted in drop towers, microgravity aircraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station, and received the NASA Astronauts’ Personal Achievement Award for his contributions to human spaceflight.
Abbud-Madrid holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from ITESM, México (1983), and M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has authored over 150 papers and conference proceedings on space resources, planetary science, combustion phenomena, and microgravity science. He is currently the President of the Space Resources Roundtable, an international organisation focused on lunar, asteroidal and planetary resource studies.