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Portfolio of Space-Technology Research (By Researcher)


Ashley, Prof. Tim

Highly sensitive magnetic field sensors, Infrared sensors, including thermal imaging. Ultra-high frequency electronics. - Prof. Tim Ashley (Website)



Chen - Dr Yunfei

Communications and Statistical Signal Processing, Performance Analysis, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Relaying, Cognitive Radios, Ultra-wide Bandwidth, Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output Systems, Channel Estimation, Fading Channels, Modulation - Dr Yunfei Chen (Website)


Chung - Dr Yongmann

High performance computing for battery thermal modelling - Dr Yongmann Chung (Website)


Cole, Marina Dr.

Resonant sensors based on piezoelectric materials and instrumentation. Also integrated silicon-based sensors, analogue, digital and mixed signal ASIC devices, smart sensors, actuators and microsystems - Dr Marina Cole (Website)


Covington - Dr James

Sensors and Sensor Systems, Micro-fluidic devices, and Micro-stereo-lithography for microfabrication - Dr. James Covington (Website)


Critoph, Prof. Bob

Adsorption refrigeration/heat pumping, & Solar Thermal Energy (NOT PV). Prof. Bob Critoph (Website)


Evans, Neil Dr.

Systems modelling and analysis, and mathematical control - Dr Neil Evans (Website)



Fahmy, Suhaib Dr.

Reconfigurable Computing. Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) including runtime partial reconfiguration for adaptive and reliable systems. Design of hardware for efficient image and signal processing from sensors in constrained scenarios.Dr. Suhaib Fahmy (website)


Gammon - Dr Peter

Power electronics, and harsh environment electronics (extremes of hot, cold, radiation and vibration etc.) - Dr. Peter Gammon (Website)


Gibbons - Dr Gregory

Additive Layer Manufacturing; Rapid Prototyping; Rapid Tooling; Novel Coatings; Materials Development; Advanced Ceramics Synthesis and Processing. 3D Printing and related areas such as light-weighting, printed electronics, 4D Printing etc - Dr Gregory Gibbons (Website)



James, Prof. Christopher

Monitoring the behaviour of micro-organisms in a zero G environment. SO observing (recording) behaviour and analysing behaviour through image/ signal processing - Prof. Christopher James (Website)


Jones - Dr Jeff

Failure Avoidance through various means in design and operation - Dr. Jeff Jones (Website)



Kermode - Dr James

Research applies atomic scale modelling to understand and control the mechanical properties of structural materials such as ceramics and metals. Simulations could be used to predict how materials would behave in the extreme environments found in space applications (e.g. extreme temperature and/or pressure, chemically aggressive environments, etc.) - Dr James Kermode (Website)


Khovanov - Dr Igor

Control theory and modelling, system level, data analysis - Dr. Igor Khovanov (Website)


Kiselychnyk, Dr. Oleh

Control of electrical machines (electrical drives) and automation of technological processes. It includes application of control theory for design of electrical drives and generators, implementation of the control based on power electronics and microcontrollers, integration of AC and DC drives with automation systems (PLCs, SCADA), rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulations for electromechanical control systems, and design of automation circuits. - Dr. Oleh Kiselychnyk - (Website)



Leeson - Dr Mark

Free space optical communications. Intelligent systems to assist with data fusion and information processing.

Dr Mark Leeson (Website)


Leigh - Dr Simon

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, Advanced and Functional Materials, Micro and Nano-fabrication, Surface Science, Lithography, Electron Beam Lithography and Surface Chemistry:

Dr Simon Leigh (website)


Lewis - Prof Wanda

Form-finding techniques and shape optimisation. Prof. Wanda Lewis (Website)


Lockerby - Prof Duncan

Simulation of fluid flows in situations where classical methods fail. Particularly in rarefied gas flows, e.g. space applications.

Prof. Duncan Lockerby (Website)



Mias - Dr Christos

Frequency Selective Surfaces/Periodic Structures, Computational Electromagnetics, Antennas - Dr Christos Mias (Website)



Neophytou - Dr Neophytos

Thermoelectric materials, theoretical design of nano structured thermoelectrics, etc. Thermoelectrics as the main power sources of space exploration - Dr. Neophytos Neophytou (Website)



Tao - Prof Shanwen

Battery technology and Fuel Cells for Space application. Work on direct urine fuel cells which could be very useful for long-distance missions - Prof. Shanwen Tao (Website)


Towers - Prof David

Instrumentation to aid the design process and to understand the operation of complex systems. Performing basic and applied research in optical sensing technologies with applications across engineering, industry, the biological sciences and clinical practice. The research is frequently multi-disciplinary. Prof. David Towers (Website)