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Christopher Vasko

Dr. Christopher Vasko currently works as a Quantum and Innovation Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA). He combines expertise from engineering, academia, and international organizations to excel as a high-calibre generalist. At ESA he supports the development of optical and quantum technologies for space applications, such as in next-generation optical satellite networks, driving technical projects and strategic initiatives across multicultural teams. He has worked on projects in AI, Quantum Key Distribution and high speed optical satcom systems.

Christopher has a PhD in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology, focussed on applications of cold atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasmas to advance sustainable industrial processes. His contributions extend beyond academia, with roles at ESA involving strategic advice, market analysis, and policy development. Dr. Vasko has a great passion for STEM education and collaboration in the space sector.