Cristóbal Nieto Peroy is a Ph.D. student at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Currently, he works under the supervision of professors Mathias Milz and Élcio Jeronimo de Oliveira at LTU and Giovanni Palmerini at Sapienza University of Rome. His research is focused on Concurrent Engineering of Small Satellites using Hardware-In-the-Loop simulation and design platforms. Some of his current and past space projects include the QB50, APTAS and KvarkenSat missions.
He obtained his second degree studies in Aerospace engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in 2011. He started working in the space industry at ISISpace, in The Netherlands, as a member of the ADCS group designing and prototyping a magnetometer module and a deployable boom. At that time, he also contributed in the debugging phase of an in-house developed satellite simulator. He consolidated his career trajectory in the nanosatellite sector when he joined SolarMEMS Technologies, in Spain, as Mechanical Engineer and Systems Engineer. On that occasion, he assumed the Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Verification tasks for mission CEPHEUS. He additionally performed as a consultant to the payload developers of that same mission.