Jun. 2014 - Aug. 14 International Space University, Montreal, Canada
Space Studies Program 2014
Major: Space Economics, Law & Policy
Group project editor and team lead for law and policy.
Oct. 2006 - Aug. 12 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Major: Propulsion systems, Space Law, Space Policy
Thesis: “Vacuum Maglev – an international endeavour for a global space program”
Oct. 2003 - Jul. 06 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
BEng. Computer Systems
Honours & Awards
2014 Scholarship from the International Space University to attend the Space Studies Program in Montreal, Canada
2013 United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs scholarship to attend and present at the UN/IAF workshop on the use of space technology for economic development, and at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing, China.
2008 Airbus Industry award to attend flight physics workshop. 1 of 15 students sponsored from across the U.K.
2006 EuroTherm Invensys industry award for the best electronic, electrical and computer systems dissertation.
2014 Sharma, Tanay, Cabrera-Alvardo, Sandra and Langston, Sara, New space development - the political and legal landscape for emerging actors. In: 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada.
Cabrera-Alvarado, Sandra, Langston, Sara and Sharma, Tanay, Developing space: political and socio-economic rationales of emerging space programs. In: 2nd Manfred Lachs Conference on Global Space Governance, Montreal, Canada.
2013 Sharma, Tanay, Ground up development for local and regional frameworks. In: 23rd United Nations/International Astronautical Federation workshop on Space Technology for Economic Development, Beijing, China.
April 2015 Policy & Law Mentor
Startup Weekend Space, Bremen, Germany
· Facilitated in running the startup weekend by coaching 80 participants on relevant aspects of space law and space policy.
· Tutored participants on key differences in national policy and priorities, by highlighting examples from Asia, Europe and North America.
· Reviewed and validated business proposals ensuring they comply with national legislation and conform to international treaties.
Aug. 12 to Date Independent Researcher
· Collaborated with interdisciplinary researchers to access and analyse national space policy for emerging and established actors.
· Conducted cross-comparison of collated results and summarised findings for publications in academic conferences and UN workshops.
· Co-authored academic papers aimed at national policy and decision makers
Nov. 14 to Date Acting Systems Administrator (Apple Macintosh)
Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
· Oversaw and facilitated Tier 1,2 & 3 support to Apple Mac users while providing cross-platform integration of Apple systems.
· Coordinatedseamless roll out of new equipment, applications and OS upgrades
· Provided remote administration and support for users
· Developed, recorded and managed the departments inventory for all auditable assets.
· Modelled, tested and implemented new automation tools reducing overall infrastructure maintenance cost.
· Authored technical manuals and trained help desk staff.
Feb. 13 to May 14 Sales Executive (UK)
InterGlobe Technologies, Hounslow, UK
· Conducted research and development for marketing programs.
· Developed and managed client programs.
· Liaised with business development teams providing pre/post-sales support.
· Assisted with competitive threat identification
Oct. 08 to Oct 14 Assistant Systems Administrator (Windows)
Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
· Streamlined support provision for staff and students
· Diagnosed, tested and packaged various windows based software
· Designed and executed internal methods for asset management
· Maintained and administered over 400 machines
· Spearheaded staff training by authoring internal policy and guidance documentation.
· Clarified user requirements and devised new review methods
Sept. 08 - Sept. 12 Senior Residential Advisor & Student representative
Residential Services, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
· Managed and supported a team of 30 residential advisors.
· Oversaw social, welfare and academic support for 1800 students.
· Provided conflict resolution services by mediating and arbitrating disputes.
· Facilitated and supported internal training.
Jul. 04 - Sept. 04 Financial Analyst
Westmill Foods Plc, Enfield, UK
· Assisted in overall management of company accounts
· Coordinated transfer and listing of fixed and liquid assets
· Implemented supply-chain wide cost cutting procedures
· Modelled and implemented automated data acquisition techniques
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Royal Aeronautical Society
Space Generation Advisory Council
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