Hi, I'm Sergiu Iliev

In the past decade I worked in business, engineering and experimental research around the world. At heart, I am an explorer with a curious mind and a passion for shaping the future of the field in which I am working.

I am currently working on disrupting high speed suborbital transportation with hypersonic autonomous aircraft. Together with my stellar colleagues at Destinus I'm building and testing a few stealth-mode prototypes as a systems engineer at several locations in central Europe. Our work is focused on a clean sustainable future for high speed aerospace vehicles.

Previously, I worked in Machine Learning Research at Carnegie Mellon University and building Spacept, an AI deep-tech company that is disrupting the space data analytics field. After graduating with the highest honour in Aerospace Engineering from Imperial College London I worked in business and consulting, identifying disruptive technologies, in business and consulting.

My goal as an engineer is to change the world, to play my part in improving our current technology and enhance humankind’s power to explore. I share Elon Musk's vision of making Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species because “what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal” (A. Pike).