Dr Chaitanya Giri

Dr. Chaitanya GIRI, PhD, is a Technology Strategy Analyst with focus on the role of deep science and high-technology, particularly space technology, in national hard power strategy, diplomacy, and statecraft. He has worked as planetary and astromaterials scientist for nearly a decade. He has a PhD in Astrochemistry from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany and the University of Nice in France. Formerly a scientific crew member of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

He is a recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the 2014 Dieter Rampacher Prize of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Science, Germany; the Rising Star Award 2015 of the Ruia College Alumni Association; and the 2016-2018 ELSI Origins Network Fellowship by the John Templeton Foundation, USA.