Alfredo Munoz is the founder of Onteco and ABIBOO Studio. He is also the Chair for Memberships of the Technical Committee of Space Architecture at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Muñoz has been considered the youngest among the most influential Spanish Architects and the youngest European Leaders (EYL40).
His patrons and clients range from Fortune Global 500 conglomerates to government institutions to private high-net-worth individuals on five continents. Alfredo has been teaching and speaking at elite Universities, and his work has been featured in media outlets across the world. He holds a Master’s in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master of Advanced Studies from BarcelonaTech.
Dr. Alfonso Davila is a Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. His focus is on Exobiology, particularly in the genesis of life in the Solar System, using simulation environments and terrestrial analogs to assess the potential habitability of other planets. In addition, he provides his expertise in developing mission concepts to search for evidence of life on Mars, Europa, and Enceladus, and advises the maturation of instruments for space exploration.
Alfonso has led or contributed to expeditions to remote and inhospitable places such as Antarctica and the Atacama Desert, conducting theoretical and experimental investigations in Mars analog environments. Alfonso holds a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from The University of Munich.
Amanda´s research focuses on developing and applying cognitive computational models in educational assessment and curricular development using machine learning algorithms to analyze neurocognitive measurements recorded in educational environments. Her interdisciplinary work is based on cognitive psychology, the neuroscience of behavior, psychometrics, and computer science.
Among her activities, Amanda has recently integrated her expertise in designing web 3.0 curriculums where crypto and blockchain education is part of the community. Amanda completed her PhD at the University at Buffalo in New York, concentrating on Machine Learning applications in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience.
Felix Tropf is a sociologist focused on social demography, genetics, artificial intelligence, and the life course. He is an Assistant Professor in Social Science Genetics at CREST/ENSAE, an Associate Member of Nuffield College in Oxford, a Visiting Scientist at the Queensland Institute for Medical Research in Australia, and the Center for Fertility and Health in Oslo, Norway.
His research has been published, amongst others, in Demography, Nature Genetics, Nature Human Behaviour, JAMA Psychiatry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Population Studies. Felix completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Groningen and received the European Demography Award for best PhD Thesis.
Kenny Vassigh is the Founder and CEO of Caylan Space Inc, a company focused on providing hosted payloads and space services for government and commercial space. Kenny has extensive experience in innovative frontier technology development, from startups to Silicon Valley companies, including Google, to space institutions such as NASA.
Kenny has over 20 years of spaceflight mission, system design & architecture experience with NASA in areas ranging from human spaceflight, Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations, to design and development of robotic missions and instruments for NASA’s Space Technology, Earth, Planetary, Astrophysics, Space Biology, and Life Sciences investigations.
Dr. David Cullen is a Professor of Astrobiology & Space Biotechnology, Cranfield University (UK). He is currently working on resource utilization studies on the Moon and Mars relevant to sustainable off-world human habitats and settlements.
In the past, he led space-focused biotechnological initiatives, such as the Life Marker Chip instrument that was part of the initial European Space Agency (ESA) ExoMars to detect evidence of past life on Mars. Additionally, he led instrumentation-based field studies in Iceland, Greenland, and the Norwegian arctic and on stratospheric balloon platforms. He holds a PhD in biosensors from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Gisela Detrell currently leads the “Life Support and Energy Systems” research group at the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Her research includes the analysis and simulation to produce oxygen and food for long-duration human spaceflight, including the experiment Photobioreactor at the International Space Station.
She graduated in Aerospace Engineering at BarcelonaTech (UPC, Spain) and completed her PhD in reliability analysis of life-support systems for long space missions at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and the UPC.
Harold Montgomery is an International business executive with a background as Chairman and CEO of public-listed organizations in the Financial sector. Harold brings to Onteco his expertise in FinTech, eCommerce, cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain applications. Over the years, Harold has shared his know-how in achieving rapid growth and fundraising in private and public markets with significant networks worldwide, including New York Times, CNN, and BBC, among many others. He is also a member of various organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations.
Harold is currently involved in merging cryptocurrencies and real-world spending options. He graduated in International Relations at Stanford University and later completed his MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Philipp Hartlieb is the Chair of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics at the University of Leoben (Austria). His current research focuses on sustainable and environmental mining technologies, reducing mining operations’ energy consumption and environmental impact.
Amongst his activities are also projects in mine digitization, raw materials policy, education, and extra-terrestrial mining. He graduated in Applied Geosciences and later completed his PhD in Mining Engineering from the University of Leoben.
Stephanie Hensley is an award-winning American fashion designer and stylist. Her collections and designs have been worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga, exhibited in museums, and featured in international media such as Time Out London, Bloomberg, and NBC News, among many others.
Stephanie has lived and worked across Europe, Latin America, and Asia and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian and her native English. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design in Boston and a Master’s Degree in Fashion Footwear from London College of Fashion.
Manuel Pantoja is the Director of digital environments for Onteco, ABIBOO Studio, and Revr. He is currently developing digital tools that allow users to explore immersive experiences and collaborative platforms using VR, AR, and MR. Manuel has broad expertise in converging architecture, collaborative ecosystems, and new technologies.
Over the last decade, he has developed more than 100 digital projects in more than 20 countries, focusing on digital twins and simulation in virtual realities. Manuel holds a Bachelor’s and Masters in Architecture, a Masters in Digital Visualization, and an Executive MBA.
Maria Laura is the Co-Founder and CTO of Ieko and brings to Onteco’s team more than 20 years of experience developing financial and Blockchain software. Maria Laura leads a multidisciplinary team of Blockchain developers inside Onteco.
Over the last five years, she has successfully implemented NFT architecture solutions, crypto wallet projects, tokens, staking developments, front-end and back-end marketplace integration with digital assets, smart-contract deployments, and DiFi trading ecosystems. Maria Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Peter Wielgosz is a legal professional with extensive experience in start-up tech companies, private equity, governance structuring, acquisitions, and crypto-assets. Mr. Wielgosz also has a strong background in capital markets. He has led multi-billion-dollar transactions across the globe advising corporates, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices, including members of the Saudi Royal Family.
Peter earned his Juris Doctor at the Melbourne University in Australia and continued his private equity academic education in Said Business School at Oxford University. He is a member of the International Bar Association and is registered as a Legal professional in Australia, the UK, and Dubai.
Ollie is the first martian pet inside Onteco and is responsible for enhancing interspecies friendship. Large animals on Mars require a lot of food, space, and energy, so eating them is inefficient. Therefore, animals on Mars are part of the community mainly for psychological purposes. As a result, shared Petting Zoos are a relevant aspect of Martian society. Ollie’s critical mission is to help future martian pets feel at home!
Ollie is a Japanese breaded cat that follows you everywhere, almost like a puppy. Although it took him some time to get used to the martian proteins, he loves eating micro-algae dry food and cookies based on fish and insects. His favorite hobby is long-jump distance, which is impressive as Mars has 1/3 of Earth’s gravity.