Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Erick Lansard
Professor (Practice), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Erick LANSARD holds an Engineering Master degree in Aerospace (1983), a Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics (1983) and a PhD in Space Geodesy (1987).
In 1987 he joined Alcatel Espace to start mission analysis activities and to manage several advanced studies in the field of radar observation, signal intelligence, telecommunication and navigation (GNSS2).
In 1999 he was appointed Director of System Engineering of Alcatel Space Industries then Director of Architecture, Observation & Sciences Space Systems in 2000 (Optical; Infra-red; Hyperspectral; Radar).
He has been successively Director of Research of Alcatel Space, then of Alcatel Alenia Space in 2005 and of Thales Alenia Space in 2007, with R&T teams in Toulouse, Cannes, Roma and Torino.
In 2010, he was appointed VP R&T France and Director of Thales Research & Technology-France, the Thales Corporate Research Lab in Palaiseau.
In October 2013, he was appointed VP Technical & Space Development at Thales Solutions Asia, based in Singapore (also in charge of Innovation).
From 2017 to February 2022 he has been VP Innovation and R&T of Thales Defense Mission Systems (also in charge of open innovation collaborations worldwide).
From March 2022 onwards, he is Full Professor at Nanyang Technological University with the mission to develop NTU Space Activities.

Among other duties, Erick is distinguished life member of the Air & Space Academy and of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Erick is also AIAA Fellow, Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia Bell Labs Fellow and AAAF Emeritus. He has also chaired the International Astrodynamics Committee of the International Astronautical Federation.
He has been an active member of distinguished Boards & Committees (eg: Scientific Council of French CNRS; Executive Board of Toulouse University; Scientific Board of Midi-Pyrénées Observatory; Singapore Supercomputing National Board).
Erick has published over 50 papers and holds several patents in the field of space system engineering (and in particular of satellite constellation design).
Space Systems & Technologies; Space Sciences; Space Applications.
With some emphasis on Space and Environment (eg: Use of satellites to better understand complex equatorial events and to improve prediction models).
  • Developing Space Research at NTU (with focus on Environment)
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2003 : Alcatel Bell Labs Fellow
2004 : Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2010 : International Academy of Astronautics (IAA); Full Member (for life)
2010 : Academy of Air & Space; Full Member (for life)
2019 : Emeritus of Association Aeronautique et Astronautique de France (AAAF)
2021 : Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)