The Royal Academy of Engineering awards Mario Merino Martínez, a tenured professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Young Researchers Award 2023. This prestigious recognition has been awarded to Mario Merino for his outstanding contributions in the field of plasma space propulsion, with an innovative focus on «electrodeless plasma thrusters.»
Mario Merino has demonstrated excellence in the design, modeling, simulation, and testing of this exciting new family of space engines, which promise to revolutionize the way we explore the cosmos. His leadership in the development of Spain’s first mini pulsed plasma thruster for microsatellites, known as «CubeSats,» is a testament to his commitment to innovation and his passion for aerospace engineering.
We warmly congratulate Mario on his achievement!