About Me

I am a Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southampton and author of the long-term evolutionary debris model DAMAGE. I have over ten years of experience in computational modelling and the simulation of the future space debris environment. I lead the Group’s research on space debris modelling and for the last six years I have represented the UK Space Agency (previously the British National Space Centre) in Working Group 2 of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC)...

Research

As well as research in the area of space debris, I'm also working to support UK efforts to understand the risks posed by near Earth objects (NEOs). These activities fall under the domain of space situational awareness and I am working with colleagues at the University to establish a Cloud Computing infrastructure for this purpose. In addition, I have interests in other space-related areas, including fractionated satellites and remote sensing. I have an interest in generic computational modelling and I have developed a human cognitive model of person acquisition with colleagues in Psychology...

Teaching

I contribute a number of lectures to the Aeronautics and Astronautics degree programmes, the MEng in Space Systems Engineering and the MSc in Space Systems Engineering. In addition, I supervise individual and group design projects in the areas of space debris, Near Earth Objects and Space Situational Awareness. The Astronautics Research Group also provides space systems engineering courses for professionals in the space industry and I am involved as one of the lecturing team...