PEOPLE

You can find out more about the members of the Astronautics Research Group involved in space debris research, below.

Dr Hugh Lewis

Dr Hugh Lewis
Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering
Email: hglewis@soton.ac.uk

Dr Lewis gained a Masters degree in Control Systems from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and a PhD in Remote Sensing from the University of Southampton in 1998. Afterwards, he worked as a research assistant on the EU Framework 4 project FLIERS (Fuzzy Land Information from Environmental Remote Sensing), based in Electronics and Computer Science, before commencing a three-year contract at the end of 1999 as a researcher on an EPSRC-funded project on the long-term evolution of the space debris environment. This work led to a decade-long working relationship with Dr Graham Swinerd, the development of the DAMAGE space debris model, work for the UK Space Agency, numerous publications and an inspiring (and also challenging) journey into the realm of space debris and Near Earth Objects.

Prof. Stephen Gabriel

Prof. Stephen Gabriel
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Email: sbg2@soton.ac.uk

Professor Gabriel's interests include electric propulsion, formation flying and nanosatellites, and the space environment, in particular aspects of space weather and space debris.

Adam White

Adam White
Postgraduate Student
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PhD topic: Study of electric propulsion spacecraft for space debris removal.

Rebecca Newland

Rebecca Newland
Postgraduate Student
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PhD topic: A novel theoretical approach for modelling the space debris environment.

Arrun Saunders

Arrun Saunders
Postgraduate Student
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PhD topic: An empirical model of long-term thermospheric contracting and cooling.