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I graduated with a degree in 'Physics with Satellite Technology' in 2006 from the University of Surrey and again in 2011 gaining a PhD in 'Pulsed Plasma Thrusters for Small Satellites' from the Surrey Space Centre (SSC). I helped establish the Electric Propulsion (EP) facility there and spent several years researching and building EP devices. The first EP device I designed, tested and built that was sent into space was on the UK first CubeSAT 'STRaND-1', which was nominated for a Times Higher Education Research award.
In 2011 I co-founded a medical plasma company called 'Fourth State Medicine'.
In 2013 I joined industry and worked for Surrey Satellite Technology limited. I spent two years in Assembly, Integration and Testing, building micro satellites and then a further three years in the propulsion team working on mono-propellant and chemical propulsion systems and EP ground propellant loading hardware.
In 2018 I joined Kingston University (KU) becoming a champion for the KU Space facilities including the Rocket Lab and the KU Gravity Drop tower.
Recently I have gained my fellowship in higher education and strive to bring engaging active learning environments into the lecture room. From a research perspective I have been exploring how to use neural networks in the field of space technology and investigate the advances that they can bring to the sector.
Senior Lecturer in Astronautics
I am interested in all aspects of Space Propulsion, from engines and system components used to launch technology into space to exploring new concepts and ideas of moving around in space. I have a hands-on approach to my teaching and research and prefer to demonstrate concepts and ideas through physical testing than purely theoretical work.
My main academic goals and objectives includes;