Karl Domjahn is a Propulsion Engineer at Gilmour Space Technologies, developing hybrid rocket engines as a part of a small satellite launch vehicle. After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor (First Class Honours, University Medal) and Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Karl was named as the only Australian in the 2017 US Aviation Week and AIAA's "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties", an international award recognising the future leaders of the aerospace industry. He was also selected as one of the IAF's 2018 Emerging Space Leaders, giving him the opportunity to publish and present his work 'Design of a Flight Load Measurement System' at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany. Key events leading up to this included undertaking his Master Thesis on sounding rockets at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Munich, serving as the National Secretary and QLD Representative of the AYAA and studying on exchange at Purdue University in the USA. His previous role was as a Mechanical Systems Engineer at Boeing Defence Australia, working on the interoperability upgrade for the 737 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft.