ABOUT - SAHITH REDDY
Sahith has brought his passion for connecting and empowering individuals to advance the future space economy to many organizations in his years of study. He began as an Aircraft Maintenance on the job training at Emirates Aviation, then went on to become a Production & Quality Engineer Internship at Hydro Middle East (Oil & Gas), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Internship at Air India Engineering Services Limited, Aerospace Research Engineer Apprentice at the Masdar Institute (iEnergy) – MIT (USA) Corporation program, and worked as well as Graduate Engineer at Collins Aerospace (part of Raytheon Technologies).
Sahith is a B.Tech Aerospace Engineering graduate (Gold Medalist & 100% Scholarship recipient) from Amity University in Dubai, UAE, currently pursuing an Advanced Master’s in Aerospace Systems Engineering at the ISAE-SUPAERO (National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) in Toulouse, France. Concurrently with his course-work at ISAE-SUPAERO, he is also doing his ITP (real-time industrial project) with Airbus Defense and Space on the topic “Optimizing the OneWeb Satellite Ground Stations Operational Availability using Model-Based Systems Engineering”.
Before starting his Master’s in September 2020, he worked full-time as an Aerospace Research Engineer in the Cube-Satellite Lab of the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology (SAASST), University of Sharjah (UoS). There he was working on the development of Sharjah’s 1st 3U Astronomical Cube-Satellite named Sharjah-Sat-1, for observing solar coronal holes and bright X-ray sources in our galaxy, studies conducted in collaboration with the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He has also contributed to the building of the second UAE Meteor Monitoring Network, UAE MMN Yahar tower, sponsored by the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), and to the Radio Astronomy group on the UAE Space Agency project, named “Detection of Jovian Radio & Solar Emission at 20.1 MHz with a Decametric Radio Telescope Array.”
Notably international speaking and achievement awards Sahith received for his work:
Selected as part of the Future Sustainability Leaders (FSL) Programme 2021 – 1 Year Global Program by MASDAR – A Mubadala Company, (UAE),
Awarded the "PIONEER AWARD 2021" from SGAC - United Nations Programme on Space Applications (Vienna, Austria),
“24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award 2020” by The Mars Generation (TMG) in collaboration with Aerojet Rocketdyne (USA),
“Research Innovation Award” from the Alleem Business Congress 2020. Award presented by H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem – Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), Government of Sharjah (UAE),
“Distinguished Speaker Award” from the IEEE – MBRSC Young Professionals in Space Conference 2019, DWTC, Dubai (UAE),
Fellow of Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) – 2020 (UK),
Included in the “20 under 35 list of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) 2020 (USA)”,
Recognition of “SGAC Member of the Month (MoM) – Feb 2020” by the Executive Committee of Space Generation Advisory Council, Vienna (Austria),
Winner of the “2019 Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (UK)”,
2nd place out of 175 teams in the UAE Government Hackathon 2018. Award presented by Her Excellency. Ohood Al Roumi – UAE Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing.
Awarded 2nd Prize at the Angel Hack 10th Global Hackathon Series 2017 – Commit to Your Code, ADNEC, Abu-Dhabi (UAE).
As part of academic research, Sahith has published 30 research and review papers in various international peer-reviewed journals and presented 18 technical papers, receiving the “Best Paper and Presentation” Award for three of them.
Besides his professional career, firstly, throughout his role as SGAC UAE’s National Point of Contact since 2019, Sahith engaged himself in various initiatives to get local students and young professionals to discover the beauty of the Aerospace Industry. Connecting them around the world and facilitating them to grow their professional networks are key goals he’s now planning to achieve at the national and international level. Passionate by communication and collaboration amongst the youth with space-related organizations existing in UAE, while also synchronizing local projects for students and young professionals, as well as coordinating and participating in events that promote space applications, Sahith is making his expert suggestions on how space can be leveraged and provides a platform for discourse among next-gen decision-makers on the matter of space.
Secondly, thanks to his appointment as a Space Education – Goodwill Ambassador for the National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST), an initiative by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, India, Sahith wants to equip future Space Pioneers with exclusive career development opportunities, to expand the portfolio of the local young talent who are in the engines of catapulting the UAE & Middle East Space Industry to the zenith.
A firm believer of Innovation often occurring at boundaries of discipline and that one should always be ready to go forth that extra step or put in that extra effort to overcome all the barriers to realize his/her vision, Sahith has radically changed his life and career after a self-imposed sabbatical to follow his passion by helping others to shine.
Sahith is an international speaker for audiences ranging from the commercial space industry to the general public, universities, and schools. He is currently based in Toulouse, France and is always looking for new opportunities to talk about the space economy, space science, and careers in science to a wider audience.
SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE:
Finding your place in space
Applying to graduate school - Career guidance | Universities consultation
Life journey in UAE and experiences
Careers in the space industry
Education system and job culture in abroad
The commercial space industry | Space Sustainability
Stress Management and Motivational Speaking
Technical concepts in Aeronautical and Space Engineering
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Advanced Composite Materials & Structures
2020 - 2021
ISAE SUPAERO (National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
Advanced Masters in "Systems Engineering (Aerospace)"
Airbus DS industrial project: Optimizing the OneWeb Satellite Ground Stations Operational Availability using Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Guide: Prof. Jean-Charles Chaudemar (ISAE-SUPAERO, University of Toulouse)
Non-Traditional Machining (Neural Networks)
Satellite Technologies (CubeSats)
3-D Electronics (Radar Absorbing Materials)
2012 - 2014
Narayana Junior College, Hyderabad
Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE - India)
Higher Secondary School (11th & 12th Grade) – (94.9%)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board - India)
Secondary School (10th Grade) – (86%)
↪ IBM Rational DOORS, CAMEO, MagicDraw, Vitech CORE, MS Office Package, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Engineering Graphics, Blender, STK, CST Microwave Studio, Power BI, C/C++/Python programming, MATLAB, Power BI.
↪ Undergoing professional certifications for AutoCAD, Catia and Ansys Software
2014 - 2018
Amity University, Dubai Campus, UAE
B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering - (9.30 CGPA) - First Class with Distinction
[Gold Medallist - “MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED” Award Winner]
MIT (USA) - Masdar Institute (UAE) project: Design and Analysis of the 3D Printed Radar Absorbing Meta-Materials
Guide: Prof. Daniel Choi (Khalifa University-KAIST)
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)