Aerospace Engineer in the Flight Opportunities Program at NASA in Silicon Valley
Thomas Lambot is a Belgian-born Aerospace Engineer working in technology management at the NASA’ Flight Opportunities Program, helping researchers and companies fly their new technologies on commercial balloons, suborbital rockets and parabolic flights. He started his career developing the first beamed thermal rocket prototype for a NASA/DARPA program in 2013. In his spare time, he leads a crowdsourced engineering team of 200+ members from all around the world that recently won the Innovation award for the hyperloop competition organized by SpaceX. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society and a Director for the AIAA San Francisco Chapter. Thomas holds a M.Sc. in Aeronautics and a M.Sc. in Aerospace Propulsion.
Thomas will participate in the NASA Next Technology panel to discuss innovative technologies including ADEPT umbrella heat shield, quantum computing, aviation and more.