• Selected to be Co-Lead of the PR & Communications Team and Newsletter Co-coordinator. • Working with young space sector leaders as part of SGAC's Executive Council and leadership team. • Collaborating with the SGAC network and Executive Office to report on their many activities worldwide through content creation. • Establishing strategic relationships with space publications. • Developing event communications strategies, including web news, articles, videos and interviews.
- My aim is to inspire women around the world and provide advice on working in the space and technology industries. - Interviewing successful women from the space industry, technology, aerospace and science research. This includes astronauts, government policy makers, commercial spaceflight employees and engineers. - Providing a platform through which women can learn about careers in the space and technology industries and be inspired to study STEM subjects.
- Taught on the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program course to groups of 40 people as a Team Project Expert Speaker at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida, USA. - Training was initially provided through web conferencing facilities (WebEx), after which I worked onsite with the team in Florida to develop a strategy for a next generation space station and to produce their final project presentation. - Lectured to King's College London (University of London) Physics Students on Future Human Spaceflight Training and Operations.
- Leading the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) group. Specifically focused on Miovision's Spectrum product conducting real-time traffic signal optimization (Adaptive Signal Control - ASC) through the use of video analytics and cloud computing. - Project Management: Planning requirements with internal customers and moving projects through the entire project framework. Including managing schedules, budgets, identifying product risks and clearly communicating them to stakeholders. Developing feature lists, requirements documentation and test methodologies. - Collaborating with the ITS Engineering, Product Management and Business Development team to develop and launch new products and services. Conducting ITS Program Management. - Supporting Business Development through developing customer and partner relationships, Identifying new relevant business opportunities. - Conducting ITS market analysis and maintaining technology trend awareness. - Promoting customer-oriented business aptitude and technical design. - Formerly Technical Project Lead for engineering projects (2013).
-Based at MUSC (Microgravity User Support Center) at DLR Cologne. One of ESA's 9 User Support and Operations Centres. -Worked on operations for payloads onboard the International Space Station (ISS), including the Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) and DOSIS. Developed materials science experiments to be performed onboard the ISS, and supported the related real time space operations until data delivery to the scientific teams. -Additionally involved in planning of crew and payload activities, crew training and crew procedure development. Led the team to develop crew procedures for the Electromagnetic Levitator (EML), an ESA payload to be launched in 2013. -Presented training sessions to management, colleagues and clients regarding payload integration and assembly. Produced training material for international project teams. ESA CoFR process trained. Publications: Marwaha, V. Development of EVA Suit Design and Operational Procedures For Lunar Exploration. IAC-11-A1.6.4 (2011). Presented at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Cape Town, South Africa.
Worked on the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit project in the Crew Medical Support Office. -Investigated recent developments concerning the various factors of bone loss to develop a wearing regime and a loading metric for the skinsuit. Regularly presented technical reports to division regarding current project status. Observed Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) training runs and operational procedures at the Neutral Buoyancy Facility for a Masters thesis. Analysed EVA training, suit design and operations for lunar exploration in the context of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) framework. -Recommendations for EVA suit design and training operational procedures were suggested, based an independent review of Apollo and International Space Station (ISS) lessons learned, concerning EVA operations and training. Initial theories to develop these designs and recommendations were presented based on my conclusions and successive independent analysis. Further work includes analysis in the context of Human-Robotic interaction for future human exploration missions based on the fundamentals of the ISECG Architecture Working Group (IAWG) working group, in particular the Robotics and Servicing subgroup. Publications: Marwaha et al. Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS); provision of +Gz loading in microgravity. (2011) Presented at 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). Marwaha V. A current understanding of the various factors of bone loss incorporated into the development of the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS). (2011) International Space University (ISU).
Elected member of the UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) committee, which is actively involved in the promotion of the exploration of space, and the development of space-related technologies for students and young professionals. Organised and attended regular meetings with the committee at the BIS (British Interplanetary Society). Involved in the successful execution of the UKSC (UK Space Conference) 2009.
CranSEDS is a branch of UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) based at Cranfield University, UK. It promotes events and activities on a regional level for students and young professionals with an interest in space. The branch has also provided many new opportunities for its members including visits to the annual UKSEDS conference, lectures at the RAeS and the chance to meet visiting speakers from industry and agencies.
Teaching Associate of the Space Physical Sciences department at SSP09 based at NASA Ames Research Centre. Taught at SSP09 in the Physical Sciences department. Regularly presented to students of various nationalities and professional backgrounds. Worked closely with NASA and ESA personnel to educate the participants about the principles of space physics, astronomy and astrophysics. Developed excellent organisational skills through planning events, including international panels with distinguished lecturers and guests.
Worked as a member of UKSEDS for the BIS (British Interplanetary Society) at the IAC (International Astronautical Congress) in Glasgow. Duties included registering delegates, helping exhibitors and writing evaluations of technical sessions. Acquired diplomacy skills and communicated well during problematic situations.
Established a UKSEDS branch at King's College London. I was additionally the Secretary of the branch called the Maxwell Society. This was the university physics society.
Undertook an extremely successful internship in the Physics and Dentistry departments at King's College London. -Contributed to the biophotonics research field immediately and produced innovative results. -Prepared samples and analysed these using Raman spectroscopy to investigate dental decay diagnosis and prevention. -The purpose of the research was to design a scanning device that could allow dental professionals to efficiently diagnose the health of a tooth, with minimal discomfort to the patient, providing a visual image output of the tooth. The outcome would be a higher likelihood of saving the tooth. -Worked efficiently to a strict deadline and communicated well with supervisors.Gained excellent analytical skills by writing regular reports, conveying the results I had attained.
The practice specialised for nervous patients; therefore patient communication was of the utmost importance. The role taught me the importance of teamwork and effective interpersonal skills to build a friendly and profitable business practice.