Space Exploration and Science Innovation Lead
Senior Expert, Life Support & Habitability

Cesare Lobascio graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy in 1987 and then obtained an MS in Environmental Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley in 1993.

He has worked with Thales Alenia Space in Italy for 30 years, in the broad fields of Space Environment and Life Support Systems, covering a wide range of technical and management roles.  He has been involved in the International Space Station project, on scientific satellites and human and robotic space exploration studies for the Moon and Mars. 

He is Senior Expert in Life Support & Habitability, he teaches at the Space Exploration Master, and has authored more than 70 papers, book chapters and two patents.

As the Innovation Leader for Space Exploration and Science within the Innovation Cluster, he trains and coaches teams of innovation fellows through events, hackathons, creativity sessions, incubation of innovative ideas, ventures, and open and business innovation initiatives with start-ups.