Madhu Thangavelu

Expert in the design of complex space projects, including space stations and exploratory missions

Conductor, ASTE527 Space Concepts Studio
Astronautics and Space Technology Division
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Lecturer, USC School of Architecture

Expertise

  • human space exploration
  • human space activity
  • crew exploration vehicle (CEV)
  • Altair – Lunar Lander
  • space tourism
  • private space companies like SpaceX
  • space system architectures
  • space stations
  • lunar and Mars missions
  • extraterrestrial bases
  • colonization of other planets
  • architecture in extreme environments
  • underground and underwater dwellings
  • Antarctic bases, submarines, deep-sea oil drilling platforms
  • building science

Additional Information

  • Fellow, NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts
  • Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles Section of American Institute of
    Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Creative consultant to aerospace and entertainment industries on concept
    synthesis for complex space architectures
  • Recipient, Lunar Base Design Award, National Space Foundation
  • Co-Author, The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement (2007)
  • Co-Author, The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization (1999)
  • Co-Editor, Moon Miner’s Manifesto International Quarterly Edition
  • Invited Author, “Living on the Moon,” Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering (2010, 2012)
  • Visting Lecturer, International Space University, Strasbourg, France
  • Adviser, The Moon Society
  • Member: AIAA, The Planetary Society, National Space Society

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil
  • French

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