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Siddharth Pandey


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347B - Applied Robotic Systems

Dr. Siddharth Pandey

Postdoctoral Fellow


Siddharth originally hails from Mumbai, India. He has worked on sample collection technologies on Mars, Venus and Icy moon missions. He has hardware development, systems engineering and project management experience working on Space Biology experiments flown to the International Space Station and upcoming ISRO PS-4 Orbital Platform. Siddharth has institution-building and project management experience, including leading high altitude Mars analog field expeditions in India. Siddharth is passionate about Space and Climate study advocacy and popularization. He has lived and worked in India, Netherlands, US and Australia.


Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, 2018
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2014
B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering, Amity University, 2010

Professional Experience

2019-2022: Head, Center of Excellence in Astrobiology, Amity University Mumbai

2012-2014: Student Researcher, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA

2010-2011 Project Engineer, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India

Research Interests

Sample Collection and Transfer

Multibody Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Thermal Fluid Analysis

Microgravity Hardware Design, Development and Testing

Mission Formulation


NASA Ames Technology Transfer Team Award 2017

National Space Society Australia Award 2017

International Astronautics Federation Emerging Space Leader Award 2015

NASA Spaceflight Awareness Team Award 2014