Dr. Tibor Pacher Team Leader & CEO, Founder
Born in Hungary, Tibor now shares his time mainly between the endpoints of his east-west pendulum in Hungary and Germany. Trained as a PhD physicist (Heidelberg 1991 s.c.l.), he has worked,since 1999, as a freelancer on Management and Financial Accounting process consultancy and its support by software systems (http://www.peregrinus.net). During his academic career, he worked on different topics of General Relativity, Cosmology (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) and Quantum Chemistry (University of Heidelberg) as well as on ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) mission (Max Planck Institue for Astronomy, Heidelberg). In 2006, he initiated the organisation "peregrinus interstellar", dedicated to the topic of interstellar travel: The PI Club. Tibor also runs the project Faces from Earth which focuses on creating interstellar message artefacts to be carried on future deep space missions, and MiniSpaceWorld which aims at the creation of a big, lively scale-model layout for Spaceflight and Astromomy. Additionally, he serves as a consultant for Project Icarus, a theoretical starship study.
Peter graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2003 with an M.Sc. degree in computer engineering, and from Eötvös Loránd University in 2007 with an M.Sc. degree in cartography. After his studies he spent a year in the USA, working on GIS projects in academic environment. (HAESF scholarship.) Peter has several years of experience in various fields of software development, ranging from embedded systems to multi-tiered web applications. Currently he works as a map database software developer for a leading navigational solution provider, and participates in research on the BUTE, where he develops a stereo-vision 3D model building system.
Born in Budapest in 1978, Miklós started to use computers as early as 1984 and began his, then not so professional, career as a software developer in 1988. He turned this passion into his profession, and so he has been working at various software development companies since 2000. Living in Budapest, Hungary, he is a ferret fan, an environmentalist technocrat, and, most importantly, a Space Tech enthusiast. Being a strong communicator as well, his main task at Puli is to get our Ground Segment operational.
Born in Budapest in 1977. His first interest for mechanical machines came at the age of 6 when he disassembled his first robot, a remote controlled penguin. In 1997 he finished as mechanical operator at the Klauzál Gábor Műszaki Szakiskola. He is training himself in IT both on the hardware and the software level. He was always interested in forward thinking technological improvements and ideas which can help solve humanity's problems, either global or just personal. He considers the Puli mission a great opportunity to do his part in space sciences.
Born in Budapest, now he is a PhD student on the Department of Physical Geography at Eötvös Loránd University. His primary field is Earth observation via satellite and airborne imagery, but he's also interested in Lunar and Martian morphology, especially in formations connected to underground features. He's been studying at the Humboldt University of Berlin as well, and has been working in the Leibniz Institute of Applied Geophysics in Hannover, Germany. He's got several scientific and public outreach articles in English and in Hungarian, and held some public lectures for scientific and high school audience. He's been always interested in Space and thinks, if Moon is the place where humanity wants to go, then we have to discover it!
Thomas graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Department of Visual Communication as a designer in Budapest, 2010. He is currently preparing for his second graduation in design management and working as a Creative Director for Over Magazine and as a Creative Lead for Faces from Earth founded by Tibor Pacher. Thomas has experience in graphic design and art direction, and he has worked for advertising agencies and various clients as a freelancer. His passion for Astronomy made him join Puli Space Technologies, and he hopes that Puli's logo, which he created, will eventually reach the Moon's surface. He is responsible for our Team's visual communication, and offers his help in upcoming marketing and advertising issues.
Our master blogger and mystery man.
Dr Dorottya Győrbiró, LL.M
Graduated at Eötvös Loránd University – Faculty of Philosophy (2001) and Faculty of Law (2003). During her studies she was granted several times with the Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary. She continued her legal studies in Germany (TU Dresden, DAAD Scholarship) where she obtained a Master degree in European Law and worked for the Law Office Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz. After the bar exam she opened her law office (www.gyorbiro.com) dealing primarily with business law for international clients. She speaks English, German, Italian and Croatian. She is interested in interdisciplinary projects and believes in big challenges. She helps the team with her experience in the field of cross-border legal issues and with her international relationships.
He was born in 1989. Studied at Trefort Ágoston bilingual highschool where he achieved advanced english level. Currently he is BSc student of the Obuda University Kandó Faculty of Electrical Engineering where he is specialized on computerized process automation. He has been interested in robots, especially space exploration rovers since his childhood. He is regularly following the differtent missions of space explorations and he belives that one day Pulis mission will be one of the succesful missions among the other spacemissions.
Dr Gergely Kalocsay
Graduated at Károli Gáspár Protestant University – Faculty of Law in 2005 and started to work at an educational company, where he still teaches legal subjects. From 2006 to 2010 as a lawyer of a counseling company he was mostly dealing with copyright law and film law and wrote articles, gave presentations in connection with these areas. He passed the bar exam in 2010. Presently he is working as a freelance lawyer and teaches press and media law at the Szent István University - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. He is interested in the new fields of law which are known only by a few professionals, therefore joined he the group of Puli Space.
Born in 1984, graduated as mechanical engineer specialized in mechatronics and technical translating in English in the University of Miskolc in 2008. He joined General Electric Company’s Operation Management Leadership Program after graduation. Currently he is working as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at GE Water & Process Technologies. He has been interested in space exploration, astronomy, physics and engineering since his childhood, participated in space camps and astronomical study cirlces during his school years. He has a special enthusiasm about Lunar and Mars exploration missions. Member of the Hungarian Astronomical Society and the Posztoczky Károly Observatory of Tata, Hungary.
Has a long standing interest in space sciences and astronomy, but was involved in other areas of science as well. Born in Körmend, he finished the local high school and later started studying physics at ELTE in Budapest. He is currently preparing his thesis at the KFKI, during which he develops the software and data processing algorithms of an X-ray spectroscope. In his free time he plays basketball or helps to build the Puli's instruments.
Anett received her International Baccalaureate Diploma in Norway at the Red Cross Nordic United World College in 2005. She continued her studies at the University of Florida as a United World Scholar, where she earned a BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering and minored in Russian Studies in 2010. She is interested in aviation and space travel, advances of science and technology, extreme weather phenomena, cultures and languages.
Born in Budapest in 1988. He has been working in astronomy, space research and planetology for more than a decade. He is principally interested in Mars and the Moon. Tamás is currently studying geography at the Eötvös Loránd University, specializing in environmental geography. He placed third at the 2009 Scientific Students Conference in geography section at ELTE, his subject was: Findings of the Opportunity rover on Mars. He is a member of the Hungarian Astronomical Association. In Team Puli he works in the Mission Planing group, and takes part in landing site analysis. He believes that the mission of the Puli will be successful.
Born and living in Hungary, László admired the night sky from his childhood, and choose to become a professional astronomer. Having graduated at Eötvös University in 2008, he now works at Konkoly Observatory. His fields of interest include pulsating variable stars, both from observational and theoretical side. He is a member of the Kepler Asteroseismic Consortium, and currently works on modelling Kepler observations. Besides astronomy, he is also very interested in spaceflight and exploration. He joined the Knights of Cydonia Region blog as co-author in 2007 and by now he is the administrator and main contributor of the blog which is the most read space and astronomy blog written in Hungarian and provides additional coverage and publicity for the team.
He graduated in 1998 at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Through his carrier he developed expertise in embedded systems, digital wireless communication systems and safety critical applications design and development. Uplifted by the thought of „sending a Puli into space” he is committing his free time to help the team achieve its goal.
Born and living in Hungary, he graduated as a mathematician from Eötvös Loránd University. He spent decades with working first as developer of network optimization software at the Post & Telecommunication Research Institute, then as international coordinator of IT and RFID projects at Hungarian Post. Receiving a Japanese government scholarship meanwhile, he completed an M.Sc. degree in control of nonlinear partial differential equations at Kanazawa University. He has been always trying to follow interesting fields of scientific applications, and believes we need to perceive our problems from higher perspective in order to solve them. In this context it is a natural step in understanding the place of Earth in the universe to conquer Moon and Mars. As a member of a generation grown up together with progress of space research, it is his dreams coming to life, becoming able to contribute success of Team Puli Space with his organizational and modelling experience, international contacts, and spoken Japanese, English and Russian languages.
After Szabolcs had become mechatronics technician he graduated as a physicist at the University of Debrecen. During his university years he spent a semester at the University of Surrey, UK, where he studied space research. He has been working at the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2006, his field of science is Proton Beam Micromachining and materials modification with ion beams. Szabolcs currently works on his PhD dissertation. He is technical minded, practical, likes interesting challenges, and particularly enjoys development works and problem solving. Among his numerous hobbies one can find amateur astronomy, electronic measurements/data acquisition, aircraft modelling, and different sports. From 2006-2009 he was the president of a sport association. Szabolcs would like to help the Puli’s mission with his experience with radiation related materials science, but he is also glad to join any constructive development work.
Auxiliary Troop - Current and Past
Márton Albert, József Apródi, Péter Bana, Zsolt Barta, Zoltán Bosnyák, Nikolett Dudás, Barna Faragó, Dr. Tamás Gáll, Loránd Balázs Imre, László Józsa, Tamás Katona, András Kreiss, Zoltán Kulcsár, András Márton (Arts), Attila Mezei, Kornél Mód, Ervin Nagy, Zoltán Rakonczai, Máté Ravasz, Dávid Szabó, András Szántó, Gergely Sztankay, László Szűcs, László Tulok, Éva Vándor, Dávid Vékony, Pál Gábor Vizi, Virág Váczi (translator), Tamás Gáspár (translator)
Our rookies at the moment
György Káli, György Pugymer, László Zagyva, Peter Baum, Balázs Felföldi, Gergely Mindler, Ádám Csillag, Balázs Csontos, Andrea Fehér, Koppány Juhász, Csaba Nagy
Stay tuned, our team is still growing!
Last Updated (Friday, 15 March 2013 18:14)