Lucie Poulet

Lucie Poulet

Lucie Poulet is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Institute of Space Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bremen. She works at designing greenhouse modules for space and at optimizing lighting for plant growth, with a focus on hybrid lighting systems. Space has always been a passion and a motor in her life. As a teenager she used to spend 10 days every Summer in a small amateur observatory located in the French Alps learning visual and telescope observation of celestial bodies as well as astrophotography. In 2011 she graduated from the National Polytechnique Institute of Lorraine (France) with a Master’s in engineering of energy production and process. In 2012 she graduated from Purdue University with a Master’s in aerospace engineering where she worked in Dr. Mitchell’s laboratory focusing on energy consumption reduction for plant lighting in space. That same year she attended the Summer Studies Program of the International Space University with a focus on Space Life Sciences and a team project assessing the possibility of developing a network of spaceports in the solar system. In February 2014 Lucie spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah as an executive officer and GreenHab officer within crew 135. In her free-time Lucie enjoys training for marathons, playing rugby, dancing salsa, flying small airplanes and learning Russian.