Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Reiss studied aerospace engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and the Technical University of Munich. In 2018 he completed his doctorate there in the field of lunar exploration and continued to lead the associated research group as a postdoc. He then moved to the European Space Agency ESA in the Netherlands to support the development of scientific instruments for lunar missions. Prof. Reiss was appointed to the professorship of Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies at TUM in March 2022.
Research focus of Prof. Reiss is the exploration and extraction of space resources on the Moon and other celestial bodies. This includes the development of instruments for the in-situ characterisation of resources such as water and planetary soil, the simulation of heat and mass transfer processes, and the development of exploration technologies for extreme environments.