“At Neumann Space we have a strong and cohesive team. We are at the core of something great and the next few years are going to be exciting”.
Whilst studying a Bachelor of Science and Master of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Steven discovered his passion for Space completely by accident. On a whim, he joined a student group of inexperienced future engineers dedicated to the goal of developing a satellite in their spare time. The group, then known as the University of Melbourne Space Program, eventually succeeded and launched their cubesat (ACRUX-1) into Space. Since then, Steven has focused on developing his expertise in the space industry and contributing to Australian spacecraft projects through positions at the Department of Defence (Buccaneer Main Mission) and Sitael Australia (SpIRIT & Binar Prospector missions). His enthusiasm for the space sector also led to his attendance at the 2020 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program in Adelaide. However, Steven has never lost sight of his roots, and remained involved with the UMSP during his early career, assisting the current student members in his spare time alongside professional commitments.
Today Steven is a leading System Engineer managing multiple projects for development and integration of the Neumann Drive on various satellite platforms in Australia, Europe and the U.S. No doubt that he has a fantastic career ahead with many of his projects flying in Space.
Steven received the 2020 Australian Space Awards “Graduate of the Year” and in continuation of his incredible work is nominated as finalist for the 2023 Australian Space Awards “Rising Star of the Year”.
Note: The group that launched Steven’s passion for Space is today known as the Melbourne Space Program, a charity that is still run by students for students ‘delivering an unparalleled learning experience through complex technology projects.’