space technology

Spacecraft design

Name Department Research
Aliabadi, Ferri Aeronautics Computational structural mechanics, fracture mechanics and fatigue, multiscale modelling, and boundary, meshless and finite element methods
Hall, Phil Mathematics Laminar flow control, spacecraft launching vehicle aerodynamics
Leschziner, Michael A Aeronautics Computational aerodynamics
Morrison, Jonathan F Aeronautics Flow control, aerodynamics
Ruban, Anatoly I Mathematics Laminar flow control, spacecraft launching vehicle aerodynamics
Sherwin, Spencer J Aeronautics Laminar flow control, spacecraft launching vehicle aerodynamics
Wu, Xuesong Mathematics Laminar flow control, spacecraft launching vehicle aerodynamics

Sensors

Name Department Research
Brown, Patrick Physics Instrumentation, Fluxgate Magnetometers, Magnetoresistive Sensors
Carr, Christopher M Physics Space instrumentation, Magnetometers, Electronics for the space environment, Payload data-handling systems, Solar-wind interaction with comets
Hassard, John F Physics Satellite imaging, large scale data mining related to security.
Murray, Ray Physics Photonics and Telecommunications
Pike, Tom (William) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Development and operation of microscope station on Phoenix mission; development and operation of microseismometers on InSight mission; landing-site selection for InSight
Sumner, Timothy J Physics LISA and LISA Pathfinder missions whose scientific objective is to put a gravitational wave observatory in space. Member of the ESA SSAC committee.

Satellite sub-systems

Name Department Research
Kerrigan, Eric C Electrical and Electronic Engineering Control, estimation and real-time embedded computing systems

Satellite deployables

Name Department Research
Peiro, Joaquim Aeronautics Numerical simulation of fluid flow and fluid-structure interaction and development of enabling technologies for large multi-physics and multi-scale simulations
Santer, Matthew Aeronautics Deployables for satellites

Robotics

Name Department Research
Kerrigan, Eric C Electrical and Electronic Engineering Development of efficient numerical methods and embedded computing architectures for solving advanced optimization, control and signal processing problems in real-time.
Kovac, Mirko Aeronautics Conception and design of novel morphologies and locomotion methods for mobile robots and their analogy in biological systems

Mission design, covering launch, space, ground and operations segments

Name Department Research
Clements, Dave L Physics Extragalactic far-infrared and submillimetre astronomy, star formation, dust in galaxies, Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies, The quasar-galaxy connection. Herschel project. Instrument ground testing, data processing and analysis software development, instrument health and trend monitoring, ground segment operations
Ghail, Richard Earth Sciences Engineering Understanding Earth and Venus geology, including plate recycling
Pike, Tom (William) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Development and operation of microscope station on Phoenix mission; development and operation of microseismometers on InSight mission; landing-site selection for InSight

Materials

Name Department Research
Alford, Neil Materials Research into a solid state MASER capable of operating at room temperature and in the Earth
Ekins-Daukes, Ned J Physics High efficiency photovoltaic solar cells and radiation effects in semiconductors
Kilner, John A Materials Energy materials
Lin, Jianguo Mechanical Engineering Metal forming
McCall, Martin W Physics Space time cloaking, metamaterials and complex media
Oxborrow, Mark Materials Research into a solid state MASER capable of operating at room temperature and in the Earth

Instrument design and operations

Name Department Research
Pike, Tom (William) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Development and operation of microscope station on Phoenix mission; development and operation of microseismometers on InSight mission; landing-site selection for InSight