Members

SPAN operates an open membership to its working groups. Please contact info@span.ac.uk to join one of the working groups. Membership of the SPAN board is outlined in the Terms of Reference for SPAN. The board comprises of the Chair of SPAN, the Chairs of each of the Working Groups, representatives of universities contributing to the funding of SPAN, and representatives of UKSA, government fund laboratories and UKRI.

Professor Andrew Holland (Chair of SPAN)

Chair of SPAN, Director, Centre for Electronic Imaging and the Space Strategic Research Area, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Chair of the Space Science and Exploration Working Group

Professor Andrew Fazakerley

Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory University College London and member of the Space Science and Exploration Working Group

Dr Neil Bowles

Atmospheric Physics Clarendon Laboratory Oxford and member of the Space Science and Exploration Working Group

Professor Kai Bongs

Director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology, University of Birmingham and member of the Space Engineering and Technology Working Group

Dr Stephen Hobbs

Chair of the Engineering and Technology Working Group, Director, Cranfield Space Research Centre, Cranfield University

Dr Nic Walton

Chair of the Data and Analysis Working Group, University of Cambridge

Professor John Remedios

Chair of the Earth Observation Sciences Working Group, Director, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), University of Leicester

Professor Christopher Mutlow

Director, RAL Space, STFC RAL

Professor Gillian Wright

Director, UK Astronomy Technology Centre

Dr Colin Vincent

Head of Astronomy Division and ESO Council UK delegate, STFC

Dr Andrew Lawrence

Head of Engineering, Capability Delivery, EPSRC

Representative of NERC

NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - is the UK's leading public funder of environmental science. Investing £330 million each year in cutting-edge research, postgraduate training and innovation in universities and research centres.

UKSA Growth Directorate

Members from the Growth Directorate in Industrial Strategy, Regional Growth, Technology or specific applications areas attend as appropriate.

Chris Lee

Chief Scientist/Head of Science Programmes, UKSA representative

Representative of the Space Universities Network

One of the three co-Chairs of SUN attend the SPAN Board meetings

Chairs of UKSA advisory committees

The Chairs of SPAC, STAC and EOAC are invited to attend the Board meeting

Representative of UK Space

Professor Mark Sims

Professor in Astrobiology and Space Instrumentation

Professor Tim Horbury

Professor of Space Physics Director, Imperial Space Lab, Imperial College London

Prof Richard Harrison MBE

Chief Scientist

Paul Ecceleston

Chief Engineer

Dr Manish Patel

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Eastwood

Senior Lecturer

Professor Don Pollacco

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dr Ewan Fitzsimons

UK ATC

Professor Mark Cropper

Professor of Astrophysics

Professor Paul O'Brien

Head of Department Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Richard Ambrosi

Space Instrumentation & Space Nuclear Power Systems

Dr Nigel Bannister

Senior Lecturer

Professor Michelle Dougherty

Head of Department of Physics, Professor of Space Physics

Professor Monica Grady

Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences

Dr Leigh Fletcher

Associate Professor in Planetary Science

Professor Carole Haswell

Professor of Astrophysics

Dr Richard Ghail

Dr Eamon Scullion

Associate Professor

Dr Katherine Joy

Professor David Bacon

Professor of Cosmology

Professor Adam Amara

Professor of Cosmology

Professor Matt Griffin

Head of School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Cardiff

Dr Chris Bridges

Senior Lecturer in On-Board Data Handling

Professor Lucy Berthoud

Chair of the Space Universities Network University of Bristol

Professor Hugh Lewis

Astronautics University of Southampton

Professor Malcolm Macdonald

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering University of Strathclyde

Dr Gary Verth

Senior Lecturer in mathematical modelling of plasma processes, e.g., with application to the Sun's atmosphere. Interested in rocketry and student space competitions.

Dr Viktor Fedun

Senior Lecturer in Control and Systems Engineering

Dr Matthew Soman

Image Sensor Scientist

Dr Richard Cole

Industrial Programme Manager

Dr Peter Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Astronautics

Professor Terry Moore

Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Sarah Beardsley

Head of Space Engineering and Technology

Professor Stuart Marsh

Deputy Director and Professor of Geospatial Engineering Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham

Professor Barry Evans

Professor-Information Systems Engineering

Dr Patrick Harkness

Reader (Systems Power & Energy)

Professor Abdulnaser Sayma

Professor of Energy Engineering

Dr Min Kwan Kim

Lecturer in Astronautics within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton

Dr Matthew Santer

Reader in Aerospace Structures

Helen O'Brien

Senior Instrument Manager

Dr Leshlan Uggalla

Senior Lecturer – School of Engineering, University of South Wales

Dr Karen Aplin

Associate Professor

Dr Biagio Forte

Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

Dr. Cyril Bourgenot

Research Associate in the Department of Physics

Dr Mark Post

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Prof Mini C. Saaj

Global Chair in Robotic Engineering

Dr Chris Toomer

Principal Lecturer and Associate Professor

Dr William Crofts

Director of Warwick Satellite Programme School of Engineering

Professor Julia Hunter-Anderson

Visiting Industrial Professor

Dr Aaron Knoll

Senior Lecturer in Spacecraft Engineering

Professor Gary Critchlow

Head of the Department of Materials Professor of Surface & Interface Science

Yun Hang-Cho

PhD Researcher, Sheffield Space Initiative, University of Sheffield

Professor Paul Palmer

School of GeoSciences University of Edinburgh

Dr Pete Bunting

Reader in Remote Sensing within the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES)

Professor Harmut Boesch

Professor in Earth Observation Science (EOS) group at the University of Leicester

Professor Meric Srokosz

Professor of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate at the National Oceanography Centre

Dr Mal Mcmillan

Reader in Environmental Sensing, Co-Director of the joint Lancaster University-CEH Centre for Environmental Data Science, and co-lead for the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) land ice altimetry activities.

Professor Bryan Lawrence

Professor of Weather and Climate Computing and Director of Models and Data - National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

Dr Jolyon Reburn

Head of Earth Observation and Atmospheric Science, RAL Space

Dr Colm Jordan

Team Leader Earth and Planetary Observation and Monitoring and Lead of Global Geological Risk

Professor Heiko Baltzer

Professor of Physical Geography/ Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research

Professor Richard Lucas

Professor Richard Lucas holds a Sêr Cymru Research Chair within the Earth Observation and Ecosystem Dynamics (EOED) Research Group (RG), Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES), Aberystwyth University.

Professor Andrew Shepherd

Professor of Earth Observation at the University of Leeds, Director of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Principal Scientific Advisor to the European Space Agency CryoSat satellite mission, and co-leader of the ESA-NASA Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise.

Professor Tim Wright

Professor of Satellite Geodesy

Dr France Gerard

Senior Scientist, Earth Observation, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Andrew Fleming

Andrew Fleming is the remote sensing manager for the British Antarctic Survey where he leads the application of remote sensing methods to science and operations projects.

Dr Kadmiel Maseyk

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences

Steven Baker

Principal Research Fellow Dept of Space & Climate Physics Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Dr Christine Gommenginger

Active and passive microwave remote sensing of the ocean, understanding interactions of microwave signals with the ocean surface, remote sensing of ocean wind and waves and developing new Earth Observation technologies and applications.

Professor Jadu Dash

Professor in Remote Sensing, Faculty Director of Enterprise, Director of Research, Geography and Environment

Dr Anna Hogg

University Academic Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, working in the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (ICAS)

Dr Helen Brindley

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics Reader in Earth Observation

Dr Edward Gryspeerdt

Research focuses on the physics and properties of clouds, particularly on the role of particulate matter (such as dust and soot), known as aerosols, in determining the properties of clouds.

Professor Iain Woodhouse

Professor of Applied Observation Remote Sensing with a focus on radar and lidar for the monitoring of forests

Professor Stuart Marsh

Professor of Geospatial Engineering

Steve Groom

Head of Science at PML, leading the Earth Observation science and applications area which focuses on the science and application of remote sensing to observe and understand coastal and marine processes and to validate and support model predictions.

Dr Victoria Bennett

Head of the STFC Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)

Professor John Remedios

Chair of the Earth Observation Sciences Working Group, Director, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), University of Leicester

Dr Stephen Hobbs

Director, Cranfield Space Research Centre, Cranfield University

Professor Chris Merchant

Professor and Research Division Lead University of Reading

Professor Adam Amara

Professor of Cosmology and Royal Society Wolfson Fellow. Spearheading new activities in Earth modelling at the University of Portsmouth

Professor Jan-Peter Muller

Professor of Image Understanding and remote Sensing Dept of Space & Climate Physics Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Dr Nicholas Walton

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Professor Mike Watson

Professor of High Energy Astrophysics

Prof. Bob Mann

Prof Ian McCrea

Head of Space Physics and Operations Data

Dr Clare Jenner

Deputy Director for the DiRAC (Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing) Facility

Mr Steve Groom

Head of Science at PML, leading the Earth Observation science and applications area which focuses on the science and application of remote sensing to observe and understand coastal and marine processes and to validate and support model predictions.

Dr Jeyan Thiyagalingam

Head of the Scientific Machine Learnig (SciML) Group

Dr David Clements

Dr Hugh Dickinson

Peter Kirsch

Data Manager

Prof Richard Massey

Prof Andy Taylor

Prof Jan-Peter Muller

Professor of Image Understanding and remote Sensing

Dr Victoria Bennett

Director of the STFC Centre for Environmental Data Analysis

Member Organisations June 2020

24 September 2020

National Space Innovation Programme – International

A webinar is being organised on Tuesday the 29th of September to engage with the scientific community. To register please follow the link.

22 July 2020

National Space Innovation Programme

The call for proposals is open and accessible on the gov.uk website. Expressions of interest must be made by the 17th of August and the deadline for proposals is the 2nd of September. Link

29 June 2020

UKSA / SPAN Seminar – National Space Innovation Programme and the International Space Programme

UKSA / SPAN online meeting is planned for the 1st of July from 3pm to 4pm. To participate, contact info@span.ac.uk