Basar Seçkin is a mechanical engineer specialized in aerospace area. He worked in aerospace and defence industry for more than 16 years and he has taken different roles such as being an R&D engineer or being a manager of system development teams. He has participated in various system development, technology development and space projects and has gained experience especially in rocket propulsion and satellite launch vehicles. Recently, he acted as the Space Programs Manager, responsible for the activities of system design and project management teams. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. His post-doc research is focused on knowledge management and firm level absorptive capacity development in aerospace industry.