EPIC Lecture Series 2017


EPIC Lecture Series is an education activity of the H2020 SRC on Space Electric Propulsion

 Final Programme EPIC Lecture Series 2017

EPIC Lecture Series 2017 Presentations + Videos


The Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness (EPIC) project, Grant Agreement n° 640199, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out the Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”. EPIC consortium is led by ESA and composed of six national space agencies (ASI, BELSPO, CDTI, CNES, DLR, UKSA), and two European associations, Eurospace and SME4Space.

EPIC aims among others, provide a clear integrated roadmap of activities and a master plan for its coordination and implementation through the Horizon 2020 SRC on Electric Propulsion (EP), but also and no less important, to organize educational events, trainings and lecture series on electric propulsion matters in coordination with ESA and National Agencies educational programmes and resources. The preparation and promotion of education events and material related to space and Electric Propulsion especially aimed at promoting the interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in bachelor and master students.



The EPIC Lecture Series 2017 was held on 26 October 2017 in Madrid – Spain at CDTI premises and was organized by EPIC and the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M).



  • Invited lecture speakers lecture proposals: title, description of lecture, and speaker details: 1st May
  • EPIC notification of lecture acceptance based on relevance and final invitation to speakers: 1st June
  • EPIC preliminary programme publication: 15th July
  • Participants registration/ General registration opens: 11th Sept
  • General registration closes: 7th Oct
  • EPIC final programme publication: 15th Oct
  • Invited lecture speakers submission of final presentation material: 20th Oct
  • Lecture Series date: 26th Oct



Provide to university students (bachelor and master) in sciences and engineering interested in space a selection of lectures on Electric Propulsion from the basic technology and concepts to the latest developments; taking advantage of the EPIC Workshop and the local universities.

EPIC Lecture Series covers different subjects such as: basic electric propulsion technologies, electric propulsion subsystem elements, current technological challenges, relevant physic-chemical models, computational methods for engineering prediction, experimental facilities and measurement techniques and past, ongoing and future missions using electric propulsion.

The Final Programme has been published: Final Programme EPIC Lecture Series 2017



Open from 11th Sept until 7th Oct

The number of participants to this lecture series was limited due to the limited availability of seats at the venue, so the registration was by invitation. Registrations of non-speakers were accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration was required and it was open on this web. After online registration, you  received a 1st email to confirm the reception of your online registration, but later you received a 2nd email confirming your final invitation.

Your invitation included: attendance to the workshop and coffee breaks.

Presentations of the lecture series are available on this website.



The venue was the main auditorium of CDTI, at: c/ Cid nº4 28020 Madrid – Spain. Download practical information, on how to get CDTI, and accommodation information.