Head of Opto-electronics Section
European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC)
Kyriaki Minoglou graduated from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece with a MEng in Electrical Engineering in 2000, from University of Athens, with a M.Sc. in Microlectronics in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics in 2007.
Currently, as the Head of the Optoelectronics Section, she is managing the Section’s contributions to ESA technology programmes and R&D activities on the fields of detectors, lasers, optical communications, photonics, lidars and quantum technologies.
Between 2007 and 2014, she was in the “Imager and Pixel Design Team” of imec, Belgium, in charge of the characterization of high-end CMOS image sensors and contributing to the design of photodetector arrays.
Since 2014, she is in the Opto-electronics Section of European Space Agency-ESA as Opto-electronics Engineer, providing support to Space projects, programs and general studies in instrument design in view of the detectors (e.g. CMOS, CCD, MCT...). She is the technical expert in the technology roadmap definition for Visible and Infrared Detectors for Space in ESA and author of the relevant Harmonization Technical Dossiers after interactions with other Space Agencies and the Industry. Since 2017 she is Leader of 1 of the 10 Competence Domains of the Technical Directorate of ESA covering EEE Components, Photonics and MEMs contributing to the formulation of the R&D Technology Strategy both “bottom-up” (strategic lines for specific technologies) and “top-down” (mission/market/industry oriented).