Dr. Fabio Tronchetti is Associate Professor at the School of Law of the Harbin Institute of Technology, People’s Republic of China, since September 2009. Before that, he was Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the International Institute for Air and Space Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in International Space Law (Leiden University) and an Advanced LL.M (Masters of Law) in International Relations (Bologna University, Italy). He has participated as a speaker in several international space law conferences and has published several articles in the fields of space law and policy and European Law. He is the author of the book “The Exploitation of Natural Resources of the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies – A Proposal for a Legal Regime” (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2009). He is Member of the International Institute of Space Law, and his main areas of research are space law, European union law, and public international law.