Advenit Makaya is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency. He supports the development of promising advanced materials and processes for space applications and provides support to ESA missions in the field of Materials and Processes. In this context, Advenit is leading various technology development activities on In-Situ Resource Utilisation for construction of infrastructure and hardware, to support future exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. The objective is to maximise the use of resources available at destination, in order to minimise the cost, complexity and environmental impact of exploration missions. Advenit previously worked as a Lifing Technologist for Rolls-Royce plc in the U.K., performing structural analysis and lifing assessments of critical parts for large civil aircraft engines. His background is in research on advanced metallic materials, conducted in academic and national institute laboratories in Sweden and Japan.