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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
Senior Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
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.

Dr Scott Walker

   

Dr Scott Walker
Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
Email: sjiw@soton.ac.uk

Dr Walker's interests include Satellite Deployable Structures, Multifunctional Structures, Morphing Structures and Inflatable Structures. Dr Walker leads the University's activities in the Stardust project, aimed at training the next generation of engineers, scientists and decision makers to face the asteroid and space debris problem.

Dr Camilla Colombo

   

Dr Camilla Colombo
Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
Marie Curie Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology
Email: camilla.colombo@polimi.it

Dr Colombo's interests include space debris, astrodynamics and near Earth objects. She is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano, working on the project "Space Debris Evolution, Collision risk, and Mitigation".

Dr Roberto Armellin

   

Dr Roberto Armellin
Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
Email: roberto.armellin@soton.ac.uk

Dr Armellin's research is focused into four main areas: application of Taylor differential algebra and Taylor models to the propagation of uncertainties in astrodynamics, multidisciplinary optimization of space systems (e.g. design of active space debris removal devices), space trajectories optimization, and small body sampling.

Dr Davar Feili

   

Dr Davar Feili
Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
Email: D.Feili@soton.ac.uk

Dr Feili is one of the world's leading experts in the field of electric propulsion (EP). He is currently leading the EP activities in the LEOSWEEP project, which is aiming to design and develop an Ion-Beam Shepherd mission to remove large space debris from low Earth orbit.

Dr Angelo Grubisic

   

Dr Angelo Grubisic
Lecturer in the Astronautics Research Group
Email: A.Grubisic@soton.ac.uk

Dr Grubisic is a specialist in the development and testing of advanced propulsion systems for spacecraft. Before joining the Astronautics Research Group he was a consultant AIT and Systems Engineer for QinetiQ, responsible for the development of the T6 Solar Electric Propulsion System on the +£1.1bn ESA BepiColumbo Mission to Mercury. One of Dr Grubisic's interests is all-electric spacecraft development: technology development and systems engineering necessary for the development of all-electric propulsion spacecraft for orbit-raising, station keeping and de-orbiting.