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Academic Staff

Name and Position Research Interests

Prof. Andrew Coates Prof. Andrew Coates, Professor of Physics, MSSL Deputy Director (Solar System)
Planetary magnetospheres; Plasma interaction with comets, Mars, Venus, Titan, Enceladus; Planetary surface imaging; Measuring water density in Mars' atmosphere from the surface; Radiation effects on the surface of Mars; Earth's magnetosphere and bow shock; Space weather and effects on spacecraft.
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+44 (0)1483 204145
Dr. Geraint Jones Prof. Geraint JonesHead of Planetary Group, Professor of Planetary Science Planetary magnetospheres and interactions with rings and moons; Cometary science; Comet- and dust-solar wind interaction; Interaction of unmagnetised planets with the solar wind; Heliospheric physics.
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+44 (0)1483 204263

Research Staff

Name and Position
Research Interests
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w-dunn Dr. William Dunn  Jupiter's X-Ray Emission and Aurora, Exoplanets, Science Education     w.dunn  
Dr. Anne Wellbrock Dr. Anne Wellbrock, Research Associate
Plasma interactions with unmagnetised bodies in the solar system, especially Titan and comets.
  a.wellbrock +44 (0)1483 204244

Project Staff

Name and Position
Research Interests
  Email Telephone
Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths, ExoMars PanCam Instrument Scientist  Instrumentation
Craig Leff Craig Leff, Juice project manager, ExoMars PanCam operations manager
Project management; Mission operations; Mars exploration.   c.leff +44 (0)1483 204243
  Mary Carter, PanCam project manager
 Project management

Operations Staff

  Name and Position
Research Interests

Lin Gilbert Lin Gilbert, Operations Software Specialist
Cassini operations; Flight, operational and data analysis software.
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Honorary Staff

  Name and Position Research Interests

  Dr. Stefano Bagnulo, 
Honorary Reader
 Polarimetric observations of solar system bodies.
Armagh Observatory
   sba(at)arm.ac.uk  +44 (0)28 3752 2928
  Dr. Norbert Krupp, Honorary Reader Outer planet magnetospheres and moons.
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Goettingen, Germany.
  krupp(at)mps.mpg.de +49 551 384 979-154

Associated Academic Staff

  Name and Position Research Interests

  Prof.. Nick Achilleos, Reader, UCL Physics and Astronomy Dept.  Modelling and observation of the ionospheres and magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, Solar Wind - Atmosphere Interaction (non-magnetised planets), 
Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interaction (magnetised planets)
   nicholas.achilleos  +44 (0)20 3549 5830
graziella-branduardi-raymont Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, UCL-MSSL Astrophysics Group
Active Galactic Nuclei, Planets, X-ray spectroscopy, Space missions, Instrumentation   g.branduardi-raymont +44 (0)1483 204 133


Name and Position
Research Interests
  Email Telephone
George Brydon George Brydon (supervised by Geraint Jones)
 Planetary Penetrators    george.brydon.15  
Eleni Bohacek Eleni Bohacek, PhD student (supervised by David Selviah UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Andrew Coates)
ExoMars PanCam
  Richard Haythornthwaite, PhD student (supervised by Andrew Coates and Geraint Jones) Comparative ionospheres    ucasrph  
Roc Nezic Rok Nezic, Phd student (supervised by Stefan Bagnulo and Geraint Jones, based at Armagh Observatory)
Polarimetry of comets    rok.nezic.14  
Oliver Price Oliver Price, PhD student (supervised by Geraint Jones)
Roger Stabbins Roger Stabbins (PhD student, supervised by Andrew Coates)
 ExoMars PanCam
  Sam Taylor,
PhD student (supervised by Andrew Coates and Geraint Jones)
Saturn's magnetosphere
  Affelia Wibisono, PhD student (supervised by Graziella Branduardi-Raymont) Planetary X-ray aurora    ucaswib  

Previous Group Members

Name Research Area
Current position
Dr. Nicolas André
IRAP/CNRS, Toulouse, France
Dr. Chris Arridge Outer planets Department of Physics, Lancaster University, UK
 Dr. Kimberley Birkett
 Surrey Satellites, UK
 Yutian Cao
 Cassini (visiting PhD student)  National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Science, China
 Dr. Ravindra Desai
 Saturn's Magnetosphere, Spacecraft Instrumentation Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Marta Entradas
Science communication
Imperial College/LSE, UK
 Dr. Marianna Felici
 Cassini, Maven
 Center for Space Physics, Boston University, USA
Dr. Sandrine Grimald
IRAP/CNRS, Toulouse, France
Dr. Jamie Jasinski  Outer planets
University of Michigan, MI, USA
Dr. Sheila Kanani Cassini Royal Astronomical Society, UK
Dr. Hazel McAndrews
Nielsen Book, UK
Dr. Adam Masters Cassini Imperial College, UK
Dr. Laura Mullin
 Juice PEP
 Dr. Tom Andre Nordheim
 Cassini, Venus Express
 Dr. Yudish Ramanjooloo Comets
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, HI, USA
 Dr. Leonardo Regoli  Cassini, Maven
 University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Abigail Rymer
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, MD, USA
Dr. Neville Shane Mars/Venus Express operations University of Virginia, VA, USA
Dr. Yasir Soobiah
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland, MD, USA
 Dr. Aaron Stinson
 Polarimetry of small Solar System bodies  
Sharon Tsang
Venus Express
Boulder, CO, USA

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