Gustavo Alonso has been an associate professor at the School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, since 2005, where he is currently Deputy Director of External Relations and Quality. Dr. Alonso lectures at graduate and postgraduate level and is involved in the organization and management of different courses and seminars. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities worldwide. His research interests focus on space systems engineering, aerospace structures and air transport. He has participated in about 40 publicly and privately funded research, resulting in the publication of 30 papers in indexed journals and 50 presentations at international conferences. Dr. Alonso previously worked for the European Space Agency and occupied technical and managerial positions at engineering companies.