George Lordos is a graduate of the University of Oxford (1991) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (2000). He is currently a MIT System Design & Management fellow and a doctoral student at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, advised by Prof. Olivier de Weck and Prof. Jeffrey A. Hoffman. His educational and professional background is in economics, strategy, entrepreneurship and technology. George has also been involved as a co-founder or director with non-governmental organizations working on entrepreneurship, peace-building and sustainability in his home country of Cyprus. His current research is in technology strategies for the long-term industrial development of Mars using local resources, with the near-term goals of informing mission designs, technology roadmaps and R&D decisions, and the long-term goal of contributing towards the self-sufficiency of future human settlements on other worlds beyond the Earth.