Our Members

Neil Armstrong didn’t get to the moon alone – he had a dedicated team to manage every aspect of Apollo 11. AlbertaSat is no different, so here is our stellar line-up.

AlbertaSat just keeps growing: every year we have new members joining. Now with over 100 active members, spreading out the thousands of hours required to create a satellite has never been more important. 

No previous experience or technical knowledge is required to join. We have students from many faculties – not just engineering and science – and are always looking to expand our team and bring people on board. Interested in joining? Fill out the google form at the link below!

Please note: we are a volunteer-based student project group.

Project Management

Thomas Ganley

Project Manager

Katelyn Ball

Deputy Project Manager

Abigail Hoover

Deputy Project Manager

Nikhil Velagapudi

Deputy Project Manager, Mission Design and Science Team Lead

Admin Team

Elizabeth Chao

Admin Team Lead and Iris Team Member

Priya Grewal

Admin Deputy Team Lead and Balloon Mission Member

Lauren Dara

Admin Deputy Team Lead and Balloon Mission Member

Emily Seto

Admin Deputy Team Lead and Iris Team Member

Divya Prasad

Admin Team member

Ava Milne-Epp

Admin Team member

Hariharan Krishnan

Admin Team member

Business Team

Emily Nguyen

Business Team member

JD Carlson

Business Team member

Educational Outreach Team

Zoe Dagenais

Educational Outreach Team Lead

Kelsey Truran

Educational Outreach Deputy Team Lead

Jana Gebara

Educational Outreach Member

Systems Team

Josh Lazaruk

Systems Team Lead and Onboard Computer Team Lead

Joanne Cai

Systems Team Member

Ethan Ledig

Mechancial and Systems Team Member

Stefan Damkjar

Systems Team Member

Northern SPIRIT Team

Adam Carscadden

Northern SPIRIT team member

Brandon Hodge

Northern SPIRIT team member

Balloon Mission

Priya Manavalan

Balloon Mission Team Lead

Sally Palmers

Balloon Mission Deputy Team Lead

Jake Fernhout

Balloon Mission Member

Aditya Shah

Balloon Mission member

Emmanuel Calura

Balloon Mission Member

Ben Harbarenko

Balloon Mission Member

Technical Team Leads

Jayke Boghean

Communications Team Lead

Andre Ulliac

ADCS Team Lead and Northern SPIRIT Team Member

Nina Yang

Mechanical Team Co-Lead

Sichun Xu

Mechanical Team Co-Lead

Odessa Bauer

Onboard computer Deputy team Lead

Robert Taylor

Software Team Lead

John Mabanta

Software Ground Station Team Lead

Liam Droog

Iris Team Lead

Technical Team Members

Hans Jarales

ADCS Team Member

Adam Sundberg

ADCS Team Member

Jennifer Yip

ADCS Team Member

Pundeep Hundal

ADCS Team Member

Karim Valji

Communications Team Member

Alex Leaf

Mechanical Team Member

Tyler Stocking

Mechanical Team Member

Ryan Yeung

Mission Design Team Member

Muhammad Samin Yasar

Mechanical Team Member

Yeh-In Kang

Iris Team Member

Ryan Li

Power Team Member

Meharpreet Singh Nanda

Software Team Member

Sankalp Saini

Software Team Member

Grace Yi

Software Team Member

Faculty Advisors

Michael Lipsett

Co-Investigator and AlbertaSat Steering Group Chair

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and Ernest & Gertrude Poole Chair in Management for Engineers

Steven Knudsen

Principal Investigator and AlbertaSat Steering Group Member

Industrial Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Ian Mann

Co-Investigator and AlbertaSat Steering Group Member

Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Space Physics

Charles Nokes

Project Coordinator and Ex-Alta 1 Project Manager

Engineering Physics Graduate

Michael Fleischauer

Co-Investigator

Associate Research Officer at NRC-Nanotechnology Research Centre and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta

Dan Sameoto

Co-Investigator

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta

Loren Wyard-Scott

Co-Investigator

Faculty Service Officer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Carlos Lange

Co-Investigator

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta

Ronald Unrau

Consultant

Bruce Cockburn

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Jie Han

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Amina Hussein

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Leonid Olifer

Balloon Mission Advisor

Research Assistant

Zahra Samadikhoshkho

Academic Advisor

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta

Past Members

Though no longer contributing directly to our projects 🙁 , we’re forever thankful for the work these legends put into AlbertaSat.

Collin Cupido

Ex-Alta 1 Systems Engineer

Callie Lissinna

Former Ex-Alta 2 Project Manager

Corbin Cooper

Advisor and Former Ex-Alta 2 Deputy Project Manager

Tyler Hrynyk

Advisor and Former Ex-Alta 2 Project Manager

Kristen Cote

Ex-Alta 1 Mechanical team member

Christopher Robson

Ex-Alta 1 Mechanical Lead

Logan Fairgrieve-Park

Former ADCS and Science Lead

Casia McLeod

Former Ex-Alta 2 Mechanical Lead

Taryn Haluza-DeLay

Former Ex-Alta 2 Systems Engineering Team Lead

Kirtan Dhunnoo

Ex-Alta 2 Mechanical Team Member

Jari Swanson

Former Ex-Alta 2 Payload Deputy Team Lead

Arash Yazdani

Former Ex-Alta 2 Software Team Member

Sareena Butt

Former Ex-Alta 2 Admin Deputy Lead

Molly French

Former Ex-Alta 2 Mechanical Team Lead

Andrew Rooney

Former Ex-Alta 2 Software Team Lead

Elliot Saive

Former Iris Team Lead

Hannah Parry

Former Ex-Alta 2 Science Team Member

Vince Pantinople

Former Educational Outreach and Admin team Member

Ryan Kortbeek

Former Ground Station Software Team Lead

Nick Sorensen

Former Deputy Systems Team Lead and Power Team Lead

Erik Halliwell

Former Systems, Power, and Embedded Systems Team Member

Malav Naik

Former Mechanical Team Member

Oliver Boodram

Mission Design Team Member