Advisory Board

Professor Christopher Welch

Christopher Welch, Ph.D. is Director Masters Programs at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France where he is Professor of Space Engineering. He is also a Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation.
He is also a Vice-President, Council Member, and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics.
A longstanding supporter of space education and outreach activities Chris sits on the boards of the World Space Week Association and the Spacelink Learning Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Space Generation Advisory Council. In 2009 he was awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education. Other board memberships include the Arts Catalyst and the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
He is a frequent commentator on space and astronautics and has made more than 200 television and radio broadcasts. Among his achievements are that he was one of the final twenty candidates for the 1991 UK–USSR Juno mission to the Mir space station and has written what he believes to be the first ever paper on extraterrestrial garden design.
Chris earned his BSc (Honors) in Physics at Cardiff University in 1981. He earned his MSc in Experimental Space Physics at the University of Leicester in 1982. He earned his Ph.D. in Spacecraft Engineering at Cranfield University in 1988.
Watch Chris Welch, New Space, New Money: The Register Summer Lectures, 2016. Read his Academia profile and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.