Space Institute Leadership

Executive Committee


Space Institute Director

Michael W. Liemohn Michael Liemohn
U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Space Institute Associate Directors

Kathleen SevenerDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Kathleen Sevener
U-M Materials Science & Engineering

Develop and enact equity and inclusivity policies, promote diversity in M Space activities, coordinating DEI symposia and workshops

Susan T. LepriEducation: Susan Lepri
U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Space course list upkeep, new minor/certificate, student group liaison, cross-dept education coordination, coordinating education-focused symposia and workshops

Michael MeyerResearch Strategy: Michael Meyer
U-M Astronomy

Long-term planning and visioning, coordinating large-call responses and large-proposal workshops

Mirko GambaResearch Interactions: Mirko Gamba
U-M Aerospace Engineering

Creating networking events, space-related laboratories list upkeep, lab tour coordination, cross-dept lab coordination, cosponsoring seminars, research idea workshops

James CutlerExternal Stakeholder Interactions: James Cutler
U-M Aerospace Engineering

Coordinating meetings with industry, government, alumni, coordinating job fair panels

Space Institute Members At-Large

Eleni GourgouEleni Gourgou
U-M Mechanical Engineering

Space Institute Ex-Officio Member

Brian GilchristBrian Gilchrist
U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Space Physics Research Laboratory
U-M Electrical Engineering and Computer Science