Dr. Bertrand Goldman
École Normale Supérieure of Paris
DEA/Master of Theoretical Physics, University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI
PhD in Physics, University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI
Staff member, Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy, Heidelberg (2004-2019)
Postdoc research, New Mexico State University and NASA Ames research center (2001-2004)
Research and Teaching Interests
Professional Society Memberships
- member of the SF2A
- member of the EAS
Honours and Awards
Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique, Research grant (1995-2000)
Princeton University, Proctor fellow (1993–1994)
Humboldt fellow (2004-2006)
Former referee for the Calar Alto Observatory (2006-2009)
Former referee for the European Southern Observatory (2015-2016)
Expert for the Marie-Curie COFUND programmes (2018)
Lam, M.C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: The white dwarf luminosity functions from the Pan-STARRS 1 3π Steradian Survey, 2019, MNRAS 482, 715
Röser, S.; Schilbach. E.; Goldman, B.: Hyades tidal tails revealed by Gaia DR2, 2019, Astronomy & Astrophysics 621, 2
Smart., R.L.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool objects III: 118 L and T dwarfs, 2018, MNRAS 481, 354
Goldman, B.; Röser, S.; Schilbach, E.; et al.: A Large Moving Group within the Lower Centaurus Crux Association, 2018 Astrophysical Journal 868, 32
Malhan, K.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: STREAMFINDER II: A possible fanning structure parallel to the GD-1 stream in Pan-STARRS1, 2018, ApJ 478, 3862
Tang, S.-Y.;…; Goldman, B.: Characterization of Stellar and Substellar Members in the Coma Berenices Star Cluster, 2018, Astrophysical Journal 862, 106
Röser, S.; Schilbach. E.; Goldman, B.: et al.: A new compact young moving group around V1062 Scorpii, 2018, Astronomy & Astrophysics 614, 81
Tian, H.-J.;…; Goldman, B; et al.: A Gaia-PS1-SDSS (GPS1) Proper Motion Catalog Covering 3/4 of the Sky, 2017 Astrophysical Journal Supp 232, 4
Manjavacas, E.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Testing the existence of optical linear polarization in young brown dwarfs, 2017, MNRAS 468, 3024
Bernard, E. J.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A Synoptic Map of Halo Substructures from the Pan-STARRS1 3π Survey, 2016, MNRAS 463, 1759
Röser, S.; Schilbach. E.; Goldman, B.: Nine new open clusters within 500 pc from the Sun, 2016, Astronomy & Astrophysics 595, 22
Manjavacas, E.; Goldman, B.; et al.: Hunting for brown dwarf binaries and testing atmospheric models with X-Shooter, 2016, MNRAS 455, 1341
Metchev, S.A.;…; Goldman, B.: Weather on Other Worlds. II. Survey Results: Spots are Ubiquitous on L and T Dwarfs, 2015, Astrophysical Journal 799, 154
Zapatero Osorio, M. R.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Spectroscopic follow-up of L- and T-type proper-motion member candidates in the Pleiades, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics 572, 67
Zapatero Osorio, M. R.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Search for free-floating planetary-mass objects in the Pleiades, 2014 Astronomy & Astrophysics 568, 77
Manjavacas, E.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.:New constraints on the formation and settling of dust in the atmospheres of young M and L dwarfs, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics 564, 55
Wang, P. F.; Chen, W. P.;…;Goldman, B; et al: Characterization of the Praesepe Star Cluster by Photometry and Proper Motions with 2MASS, PPMXL, and Pan-STARRS,2014, Astrophysical Journal 784, 57
Crossfield, I. J. M.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A global cloud map of the nearest known brown dwarf, 2014, Nature 505, 654
Manjavacas, E.; Goldman, B.; Reffert, S.; Henning, T.: Parallax measurements of cool brown dwarfs, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics 560, 52
Biller, B. A.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Weather on the Nearest Brown Dwarfs: Resolved Simultaneous Multi-wavelength Variability Monitoring of WISE J104915.57–531906.1AB, 2013 Astrophysical Journal 7778, 10
Goldman, B.; Röser, S.; Schilbach, E.; et al.: Towards a complete stellar mass function of the Hyades. I. Pan-STARRS1 optical observations of the low-mass stellar content, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics 559, 43
Smart., R.L.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.:NPARSEC: NTT Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool objects. Goals, targets, procedures and first results, 2013, MNRAS 433, 2054
Slater, C.T.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A Pan-STARRS1 View of the Bifurcated Sagittarius Stream, 2013, Astrophysical Journal 762, 6
Tremblay, P.-E.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Spectroscopic and photometric studies of white dwarfs in the Hyades, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics 547, 99
Deacon, Niall R.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: HIP 38939B: A New Benchmark T Dwarf in the Galactic Plane Discovered with Pan-STARRS1, 2012, ApJ 755, 94
Reiners, A.; Joshi, N.; Goldman, B.: A Catalog of Rotation and Activity in Early-M Stars, 2012 Astronomical Journal 143, 93
Saito, R.K.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: VVV DR1: The first data release of the Milky Way bulge and southern plane from the near-infrared ESO public survey VISTA variables in the Vía Láctea, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics 537, 107
Liu, M.C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A Search for High Proper Motion T Dwarfs with PAN-STARRS1 + 2MASS + WISE, 2011, Astrophysical Journal 740, 32
Zapatero Osorio, M. R.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Goldman, B.; et al.; Near-infrared Linear Polarization of Ultracool Dwarfs, 2011, Astrophysical Journal 740, 4
Deacon, Niall R.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.:Four New T Dwarfs Identified in Pan-STARRS 1 Commissioning Data, 2011, Astronomical Journal 142, 77
Wang, W.; Boudreault, S.; Goldman, B.; The substellar mass function in the central region of the open cluster Praesepe from deep LBT observations, 2011, Astronomy&Astrophysics 531, 164
Andrei, A. H.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Parallaxes of Southern Extremely Cool Objects. I. Targets, Proper Motions, and First Results, 2011, AJ 141, 54
Stumpf, M. B.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Resolving the L/T transition binary SDSS J2052-1609 AB, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics 525, 123
Minniti, D.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: The VVV Survey of the Milky Way: first year results, 2011, Boletín de la Asociación Argentina de Astronomía 54, 265
Minniti, D.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way, 2010, New Astronomy 15, 433
Goldman, B.; et al.: A new benchmark T8-9 brown dwarf and a couple of new mid-T dwarfs from the UKIDSS DR5+ LAS, 2010, MNRAS 405, 1140
Boudreault, S.; Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.;Goldman, B.; et al.: Brown dwarfs and very low mass stars in the Praesepe open cluster: a dynamically unevolved mass function? 2010, Astronomy & Astrophysics 510, 27
Quanz, S.P.; Goldman, B.; et al.: Search for Very Low-Mass Brown Dwarfs and Free-Floating Planetary-Mass Objects in Taurus, 2010 Astrophysical Journal 708, 770
Bihain, G.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Candidate free-floating super-Jupiters in the young σ Orionis open cluster, 2009, Astronomy & Astrophysics 506, 1169
Goldman, B.; et al.: Polarisation of very-low-mass stars and brown dwarfs. I. VLT/FORS1 optical observations of field ultra-cool dwarfs, 2009, Astronomy & Astrophysics 502, 929
Tisserand, P.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: New Magellanic Cloud R Coronae Borealis and DY Persei type stars from the EROS-2 database: the connection between RCBs, DYPers, and ordinary carbon stars, 2009, Astronomy & Astrophysics 501, 985
Rahal, Y. R.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: The EROS2 search for microlensing events towards the spiral arms: the complete seven season results, 2009, Astronomy & Astrophysics 500, 1027
Marquette, J. B.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: The beat Cepheids in the Magellanic Clouds: an analysis from the EROS-2 database, 2009, 495, 249
Goldman, B.; et al.: Binarity at the L/T brown dwarf transition. Adaptive optics search for companions, 2008, Astronomy & Astrophysics 490, 763
Kowalski, M.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Improved Cosmological Constraints from New, Old, and Combined Supernova Data Sets, 2008, Astrophysical Journal 686, 749
Goldman, B.; et al.: CLOUDS search for variability in brown dwarf atmospheres. Infrared spectroscopic time series of L/T transition brown dwarfs, 2008, Astronomy & Astrophysics 487, 277
Marquette, J. B.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Discovery of a peculiar Cepheid-like star towards the northern edge of the Small Magellanic Cloud, 2008, Astronomy & Astrophysics 486, 891
Tisserand, P.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic bulge discovered by EROS-2, 2008, Astronomy & Astrophysics 481, 673
Tisserand, P.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.:Limits on the Macho content of the Galactic Halo from the EROS-2 Survey of the Magellanic Clouds, 2007, Astronomy & Astrophysics 469, 387
Assef, R. J.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Removing the Microlensing Blending-Parallax Degeneracy Using Source Variability, 2006, Astrophysical Journal 649, 954
Hamadache, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Galactic Bulge microlensing optical depth from EROS-2, 2006, Astronomy & Astrophysics 454, 185
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: The OGLE-II event sc5_2859: a classical nova outburst?, 2006, Astronomy & Astrophysics 450, 233
Goldman, B.: Ultra-cool dwarf variability, 2005, AN 130, 2278
Garavini, G.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Spectroscopic Observations and Analysis of the Unusual Type Ia SN 1999ac, 2005, Astronomical Journal 130, 2278
Tisserand, P.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: EROS 2 photometry of probable R Coronae Borealis stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, 2004, A&A 424, 245
Blanc, G.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Type Ia supernova rate at a redshift of ~0.1, 2004, Astronomy & Astrophysics 423, 881
Garavini, G.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Spectroscopic Observations and Analysis of the Peculiar SN 1999aa, 2004, Astronomical Journal 128, 387
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Bulge microlensing optical depth from EROS 2 observations, 2003, Astronomy & Astrophysics 404, 145
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Limits on Galactic dark matter with 5 years of EROS SMC data, 2003, Astronomy & Astrophysics 400, 915
Benedict, G. F.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A Mass for the Extrasolar Planet Gliese 876b Determined from Hubble Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensor 3 Astrometry and High-Precision Radial Velocities, 2002, Astrophysical Journal 581, 115
Goldman, B.; et al.: EROS 2 proper motion survey: Constraints on the halo white dwarfs, 2002, Astronomy & Astrophysics 389 L69
Derue, F.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Observation of periodic variable stars towards the Galactic spiral arms by EROS II, 2002, Astronomy & Astrophysics 389, 149
Beaulieu, J.-P.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Blue irregular variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud from EROS2: Herbig Ae/Be or classical Be stars? 2001, Astronomy & Astrophysics 380, 168
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Photometric constraints on microlens spectroscopy of EROS-BLG-2000-5, 2001, Astronomy & Astrophysics 378, 1014
Derue, F.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Observation of microlensing toward the galactic spiral arms. EROS II 3 year survey, 2001, Astronomy & Astrophysics 373, 126
Hardin, D.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.:Type Ia supernova rate at z~0.1, 2000, Astronomy & Astrophysics 362, 419
Basri, G.;…; Goldman, B.: An Effective Temperature Scale for Late-M and L Dwarfs, from Resonance Absorption Lines of Cs I and Rb I, 2000, ApJ 538, 363
Goldman, B.: EROS II proper motion survey for halo cool white dwarfs, 2000, Nuclear Physics B PSupp, 87, 495
Afonso, C. ;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Combined Analysis of the Binary Lens Caustic-crossing Event MACHO 98-SMC-1, 2000, Astrophysical Journal 352, 340
Lasserre, T.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Not enough stellar mass Machos in the Galactic halo, 2000, Astronomy & Astrophysics 355, 39
Martín, E.L.; Delfosse, X.; Basri, G.; Goldman, B.; et al.: Spectroscopic Classification of Late-M and L Field Dwarfs, 1999, AJ 118, 2466
Goldman, B.; et al.: EROS 2 proper motion survey: a field brown dwarf, and an L dwarf companion to LHS 102, 1999, Astronomy & Astrophysics 351, 1
Derue, F.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Observation of microlensing towards the galactic spiral arms. EROS II. 2 year survey, 1999, Astronomy & Astrophysics 351, 87
Bauer, F.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: A slope variation in the period-luminosity relation for short period SMC Cepheids, 1999, Astronomy & Astrophysics 348, 175
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Microlensing towards the Small Magellanic Cloud EROS 2 two-year analysis, 1999, Astronomy & Astrophysics 344, 63
Melchior, A.-L.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: AGAPEROS: Searching for microlensing in the LMC with the pixel method. I. Data treatment and pixel light curves production, 1999, Astronomy and Astrophysics Supp. 134, 377
Goldman, B.; et al.:The microlensing searches for Galactic dark matter, 1999, Physics Reports 307,107
Melchior, A.-L.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: AGAPEROS: searches for microlensing in the LMC with the pixel method. II. Selection of possible microlensing events, 1998, Astronomy and Astrophysics 339, 658
Afonso, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: EROS 2 intensive observation of the caustic crossing of microlensing event MACHO SMC-98-1, 1998, A&A 337, 17
Palanque-Delabrouille, N.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Microlensing towards the Small Magellanic Cloud EROS 2 first year survey, 1998, A&A 332, 1
Renault, C.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Observational limits on MACHOS in the Galactic Halo, 1997, Astronomy and Astrophysics 324, 69
Nguyen, H. V.; Böhm, K.;…; Goldman, B.; et al.: Identifying User Interests within the Data Space - a Case Study with SkyServer, 18th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, DOI:10.5441/002/edbt.2015.64
Dr. Virginia Wotring
Human Performance in Space
BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL USA
Ph.D., Pharmacological and Physiological Science, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. “Antagonism in inhibitory members of the ligand gated ion channel superfamily”. Advisor: Kong-Woo (Peter) Yoon, M.D.
Post-graduate research at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL USA centered on structure, function and pharmacology of ligand-gated ion channels of the nervous system.
Associate Professor, Center for Space Medicine and Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
Deputy Director and Chief Scientist, Translational Research Institute for Space Health Houston, TX USA
Science and Technology Integration Manager, National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Houston, TX USA
Discipline Lead, Pharmacology, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX USA
Research and Teaching Interests
My current research involves examining the changes in physiology and pharmacology that occur in the confined, closed, microgravity, elevated radiation environment of a space mission, one example of an extreme environment. My work ranges from the molecular level to that of the whole human, and includes a wide variety of techniques and collaborations. A recent research project aboard the International Space Station collected and examined medication use data directly from crewmembers during space flight. Other projects include studying women’s health treatments during spaceflight missions, and examination of genes and proteins altered when organisms live in a spaceflight environment. Some background research on pharmacology in space has been published in book form: Space Pharmacology (2012) Springer.
RS, Bayuse TM, Daniels VR, Wotring VE, Suresh R, Mulcahy RA, Antonsen EL. Supplying a pharmacy for NASA exploration spaceflight: challenges and current understanding. NPJ Microgravity. 2019
Blue RS, Chancellor JC, Antonsen EL, Bayuse TM, Daniels VR, Wotring VE. Limitations in predicting radiation-induced pharmaceutical instability during long-duration spaceflight. NPJ Microgravity. 2019;5:15.
Biomedical findings from NASA's Project Mercury: a case series. NPJ Microgravity. 2018;4:6.
Wotring V, Smith L. Dose Tracker: an iOS app for collection of medication use data from volunteer crewmembers on the International Space Station. Frontiers Physiology. 2018.
Kast J, Yu Y, Seubert CN, Wotring VE, Derendorf H. Drugs in space: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in astronauts. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2017 Nov 15;109S:S2-S8.
Jain V, Wotring VE. Medically induced amenorrhea in female astronauts. NPJ Microgravity. 2016;2:16008.
Wotring VE. Chemical Potency and Degradation Products of Medications Stored Over 550 Earth Days at the International Space Station. AAPS J. 2016 Jan;18(1):210-6.
Wotring VE. Medication use by U.S. crewmembers on the International Space Station. FASEB J. 2015 Nov;29(11):4417-23.
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Prof. Volker Damann M.D.
Human Performance in Space
Born in 1959 in Schweinfurt, Germany, he started medical school in Marburg, Germany in 1979. After graduation from medical school in 1985, he worked in the University-Radiology department and specialized in nuclear medicine. In 1988, together with two colleagues, he established a private radiology practice, offering imaging services in the domains of conventional radiology, CAT, and nuclear medicine.
Since 1989 he served for 6 years as a space flight surgeon at the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR). During that time, he supported 8 Shuttle and 2 Soyuz/MIR missions in the function of a crew surgeon.
In 1995 he became the Lead Flight Surgeon and in 1998 the Head of the Space Medicine Office at the European Astronaut Center (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
In 1996 he became a member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), the Space Medicine Association, and the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons and served the Space Medicine Branch/Association as member at large in the early 2000th and as its president in the term 2011-2012. He is an AsMA Fellow since 2014 and member of the AsMA Executive Committee and Council. He was the recipient of the Won Chuel Kay Award in 2012. Under his leadership ESA has been presenting in the last years a dedicated panel about European operational and scientific elements of space medicine at the annual AsMA conference.
Building on the acquired operational expertise, a growing team of physicians and biomedical engineers was established and an ESA medical control center in Cologne was implemented. A new unit within the medical office was created that is specifically tasked to look into new ways to bridge the gap between life sciences research and operational space medicine with the goal to improve on-orbit clinical space medicine for future space programs. In close cooperation with King’s college, London, UK, a new Master program “Space Physiology and Health” was developed and enrolled the first students in the term 2010/2011. This program allows providing specialty education for the next generation of space health care providers.
The implementation of new medical technologies, utilization of innovative communication means and application-oriented operational research defines major elements of the European approach to space medicine.
Under his leadership the psychological and medical tests and examinations of a major ESA astronaut selection campaign were conducted in 2008/2009.
Strengthening the role and responsibility of a small Partner within the ISS medical program, while maintaining the cultural identity, was one of his highest priorities. He is convinced that only a strong international partnership will enable mankind to continue space exploration and to expand human knowledge in space medicine.
Dr. Barnaby Osborne
Visiting Professor - Satellite Applications
BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Space Engineering, University of Queensland
PhD Microgravity Physics, University of Queensland
Academic Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia (2012 - Present)
Director, Osborne Kruger Ltd, London, UK (2011 - Present)
Senior Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (2007-12)
Testing and Instrumentation Engineer, BMT WBM Pty Ltd, Australia (2006-07)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia (2001-08)
Research and Teaching Interests:
Microgravity fluid physics, microgravity experimentation, cubesats, systems engineering, space propulsion
Refereed Full Papers:
1. A. P. R. Edwards, B. P. Osborne, J. M. Stoltzfus, T. Howes and T. A. Steinberg, "Instabilities and drop formation in cylindrical liquid jets in reduced gravity", Physics of Fluids, Oct, 2002.
2. B. P. Osborne, T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit and T. A. Steinberg, "Microanalysis of Quenched and Self-extinguished Aluminium Rods Burned in Oxygen", Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres: Tenth Volume, ASTM STP 1454, T. A. Steinberg, H. D. Beeson, and B. E. Newton, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
3. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Iron in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Apr, 2004.
4. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Aluminum in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Aug, 2004.
5. B. P. Osborne, T. A. Steinberg, “An Experimental Investigation into Liquid Jetting Modes and Break-up Mechanisms Conducted in a New Reduced Gravity Facility”, Microgravity Science and Technology, 2006.
6. B. P. Osborne, V. J. Osborne and M. L. Kruger, “Comparison of sattelitte surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
7. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
8. A. M. Ismail, B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “The Potential of Aluminium Metal Powder as a Fuel for Space Propulsion Systems”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
9. J. Trunins, A. Curley and B. P. Osborne, “Design of a Mars rover mobility system”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
10. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
11. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
12. J. S. Arkwright B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Development of a desktop hybrid rocket motor for classroom demonstration”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
13. J. Trunins, B.P Osborne and A. Augousti, “Drive system alignment and calibration of a microgravity drop tower of novel design”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 450 (1) 2013
14. T. H. Nguyen, N. Tsafnat, E. Cetin, B. P. Osborne and T. F. Dixon, “Low-Earth orbit satellite constellation for ADS-B based in-flight aircraft tracking”, Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2014
Refereed Conference Publications:
1. P. Teakle, C.E. Nash, S.A. Johnson and B.P. Osborne, "Solid Fuel Rocket Testing at The University of Queensland", 4th Australian Space Research Conference, 2001.
2. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, A.P.R. Edwards, G.J.A. Chiffoleau and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced Gravity Testing at The University of Queensland and Research Opportunities", 7th Australian Space Development Conference, 2002
3. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, C.E. Nash, T. Suvorovs and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced gravity testing and research at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
4. P. Teakle, R.G. Morgan and B.P. Osborne, "Development of a solid fuel rocket at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
5. B.P. Osborne, "Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development", 59th International Astronautics Congress, 2008
6. B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, "Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
7. B.P. Osborne, V.J. Osborne and M.L. Kruger, " Comparison of satellite surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
8. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
9. A.M. Ismail, B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, “The potential of aluminium metal powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
10. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis and B. Osborne, L.S. Bryars, “Determining fracture envelope of laminated FRP composite for application in horizontal axis wind turbine blade", Mechanics of Materials Conference, 2012
11. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “Grounding the UNSW masters in satellite systems engineering - the role of cubesats", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
12. T. Nguyen, E. Cetin, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat and T. Dixon, “Space Based ADS-B via a Low-Earth Orbit CubeSat Constellation", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
13. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, C. Welch, E. Cetin, N. Tsafnat and T. Barber, “Designing a Microgravity Fluidics Experiment for use on-board the International Space Station", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne and E. Aboutanios, "Warrawal: A new masters program in satellite systems engineering", 12th Australian Space Science Conference, 2012
2. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster, E. Cetin, G. Heiser, E. Glennon, “UNSW QB50 CubeSat Design: Experiments in radiation tolerance critical systems, GNSS remote observation and 3-D printed satellite structures.”, 5th European CubeSat Symposium, 2013
3. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and E. Glennon, “GPS Remote sensing with a 2U QB50 CubeSat”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
4. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and G. Heiser, “Overview of the UNSW QB50 CubeSat - Educational CubeSat 0 (EC0)”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
5. L. Qaio, M. Zhang, B.P. Osborne and A. Dempster, “Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of UNSW QB50 project “UNSW EC0”” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
6. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “A masters program in satellite systems engineering” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
7. B.P. Osborne, J. Kepple, N. Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Design of a space compatible 3d printed satellite structure” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
8. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Impact of the Australian space hardware regulatory requirements on small satellite missions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
9. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat, and T. Barber, “The Breakup of Liquid Jets in Reduced Gravity Conditions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
10. L. Qiao, B.P. Osborne, and A. Dempster, “Design and simulation of attitude determination of UNSW ECO CubeSat using EKF” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
1. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis, B. Osborne and L.S. Bryars, “ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS: Chapter 12 Building Delamination Fracture Envelope under Mode I/Mode II Loading for FRP Composite Materials”, Wiley, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne, A.P.R. Edwards, C.L. Pienaar and T.A. Steinberg, "The University of Queensland Reduced Gravity Facility 2 Second Drop Tower", Mathematics and Science Conference (Poster Presentation), 2002
2. JI Kepple, BP Osborne, N Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A Dempster, “Rapid Manufactured Thermoplastic Satellite Structure for QB50 Mission”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
3. JI Kepple, N Tsafnat and BP Osborne, “Analysis of Failure through Fracture of the 'Liberator' Rapid Prototyped Gun”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
4. B. P. Osborne, A. Dempster and E. Aboutanios. “Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency can teach Australia”, The Conversation, 23rd July 2014.
• Member of DeltaV, Space business accelerator for Australia
Professional Society Memberships
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Vasilis Zervos
Economics and Space Policy
BA in Economics from the American College of Greece
M.Sc. from the University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D from the University of York, UK
Dr. Zervos has taught topics in the area of Economics and Business at the University of York from 1996 to 1999 and Nottingham University Business School from 1999 to 2007.
Industrial Economics focused on the Space, Aerospace and Defence Industries, as well as, Economics of Innovation and Foreign Direct Investment. Teaching responsibilities have focused on the economics of the space industry and space agency procurement; also on undergraduate and post-graduate teaching on micro and macro-economics, trans-national enterprises and various business and economics modules. Has supervised numerous MBA, MSc and MA dissertations in various business and economics topics.
Swings and Roundabouts: Acquisitions in the UK, Adjustment Costs and Productivity Changes (with Aoife Hanley), International Journal of Economics and Business (forthcoming).
Whatever Happened to Competition in Space Agency Procurement? The Case of NASA, Journal of Applied Economics (forthcoming).
Space for Savings, Government Opportunities, 2-4, October, 2005.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation, International Space Review, 4-5, Issue 11, December, 2005.
The Importance of Co-ordination in National Technology Policy: Evidence from the Galileo Project (with Don Siegel), Prometheus, Vol 23, No 2, June, 2005.
Integrators in Defence: is there a Trade-off Between Gate-Keeping and Innovation?, conference paper, 9th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, June 2005, UWE, Bristol, U.K.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation: The Formation of Transatlantic Multi-Public-Private Partnerships, conference paper, the 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, October, 2005. Paper No: IAC-05-E3.2.05.
The Evolution of European and US Aerospace and Defence Markets, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Vol 2, No 1, December, 2004.
Can Commercial Space Programs End the Post-Cold War Space Race? A Theoretical Model Applied to the Galileo Public Private Partnership, conference paper, the 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2004. Paper No: IAA.5.13.2.03
The Impact of the US Strategic Defence Initiative on the Space Race, Journal of Defence and Peace Economics, Vol 15, Issue 4, August, 2004.
Demand for Space Expenditure and the Space Race between NATO and the USSR: An Econometric Analysis, in Levine, P and Smith, R (eds.), Arms Trade, Security and Conflict, 2003, Routledge, UK.
Strategic Research Partnerships and Economic Performance: Empirical Issues (with Don Siegel), Science and Public Policy, Vol 29, No 5, October 2002.
The Impact of European Co-operation in Space on European Space Efforts: Lessons for the Future, conference paper, the 52nd International Astronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October, 2001. Paper No: IAA-01-IAA.3.1.06.
International Competition in Lower-Tier Space Firms: Benefits and Policy Guidelines for Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.09.
Protectionism in Europe Revisited: The Case for an Integrated European Space Policy, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.10.
The Markets for Launching Services and Industrial Space Policies in Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.4.1.04.
Novel Approaches on Cooperation of Developing Countries in Space, Journal of Space Policy, 67-68, Vol 15, 1999.
A View to the Future: Trans-Atlantic Space Firms and US-European Industrial Policy Co-ordination, conference paper, the 50th International Astronautical Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October, 1999. Paper No: IAA-99-IAA.3.1.09.
Competitiveness of the European Space Industry, Lessons from Europes Role in NATO. Journal of Space Policy: 39-47, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 1998.
The Impact of Government-Controlled Markets and Output Incentives on the Competition between the US and European Space Industries, conference paper, the 49th International Astronautical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October, 1998. Paper No. IAA-98-IAA.3.1.04.
The Economics of the European Space Industry: The Impact of the Government Space Market on Structure, Conduct and Performance, in Haskell, G and Rycroft, M (eds.), New Space Markets, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.
Academic referee for various Economics Journals in the fields of Industrial Economics, Defense Economics, Applied Economics and Economics of Innovation and Technology Policy.
An organization's best employees are those who constantly seek to learn new skills and continue their professional and personal development throughout their careers. The International Space University (ISU) can provide a creative incentive that organizations can offer to attract and retain their best and brightest people -- a unique, attractive opportunity to prepare for the challenge and complexity of aerospace and related high technology fields.
The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment through its 2-month Space Studies Program (SSP) and its 12-month Masters programs.
Participation in an ISU program would represent a major benefit or reward for a talented young professional, while enhancing the effectiveness of the organization itself, because of the wide applicability of ISU's focus on team-building, interdisciplinary and international themes within our highly technological world.
ISU students are trained in diverse disciplines and interact using their personal skills and background. The curriculum covers topics of broad relevance in the current global environment, both technical and non-technical, ranging from engineering, physical sciences, and satellite applications to life sciences, policy, law, management and the humanities.
Complementing the lectures are in-depth workshops in robotics, telecommunications, medicine, astrophysics, and other themes. Professional visits to relevant companies, government facilities, and other organizations round out the ISU experience and enhance the personal contacts developed during enrollment.
ISU's Space Studies Program travels to a new location each year: Beijing, China in 2007, Barcelona, Spain in 2008, the San Francisco Bay area of California (NASA ARC, Moffett Field) in 2009, Strasbourg, France in 2010, Graz, Austria in 2011, Melbourne, Florida in 2012, Strasbourg, France in 2013, Montreal, Canada in 2014, Athens, USA in 2015 and Haifa, Israel in 2016. Its 30th annual SSP session will be hosted in 2017 the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland. A typical class involves about 100-120 students from 25-30 different countries.
ISU's Masters degrees (Masters in Space Studies) typically consist of a 9-month residency program at ISU's central campus in Strasbourg, France, followed by a 3-month internship at one of innumerable space-related organizations, facilitated by the global ISU's Network.
The ISU experience provides substantive interdisciplinary knowledge and an intercultural skill set for working with people around the world. ISU's extensive network is increasingly valuable in implementing international space ventures; since its creation in the U.S. in 1987 with Sir Arthur C. Clarke as the Founding Chancellor, ISU has graduated over 4000 students from more than 100 countries.
For more information on these programs, and one week courses geared for professionals at all stages of one's career, visit ISU's website, or contact ISU here.
Prof. Christopher Welch
Astronautics and Space Engineering
BSc (Hons) Physics, Cardiff University
MSc Experimental Space Physics, University of Leicester
PhD Spacecraft Engineering, Cranfield University
Principal Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (1993-2011)
Director, Aerospace Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Kingston University, London (2003-06)
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, London (1990-93)
Senior Lecturer in Space Technology, School of Engineering, Kingston University, London (1988-93)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK (1995-98)
Research Assistant, Unit for Space Sciences, University of Kent, UK (1982-85)
Research and Teaching Interests
Space propulsion system, orbit mechanics, space exploration
- C Utrilla and C Welch, Development roadmap and business case for a private Mars settlement, New Space, September 2017, Vol 5, No 3: 170-185
P Calla, D Fries, C Welch, Analysis of an asteroid mining architecture utilizing small spacecraft, IAC-17,D1,2,5,x40070, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- P Calla, D Fries, C Welch, B Downer, Low-cost asteroid mining using small spacecraft, IAC-17,B4,8,7,x40067, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- M Grimard, G Reibaldi, A Kapoglou, I Marboe, C Welch, A Barton, Creating a Moon Village Association, IAC-17,E3,2,1,x40650, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- B Downer, R Swinney and C Welch, Innovation and Investment Strategies of Commercial Sector Reusable Launch Vehicles, IAC-17,E6,2,5,x41215, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- M Guzman, A Hein and C Welch, Eternal memory: Long-duration storage concepts for space, Acta Astronautica, Volume 130, January-February 2017: 128-136
- P Murzionak, C Welch and G Matloff, THE OCULUS PROJECT: Gravitational Lensing, Earth-Like Exoplanets and Solar Sailing, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 69 (12), 439-449, December 2016
- C Welch, Why Interdisciplinarity?, Chapter 1 in Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects - Designing and Planning Beyond Earth, Springer, June 2016, ISBN 9 783319 192789.
- J Bernard and C Welch, Autonomous geostationary station keeping using electric propulsion, IAC-16, B6.2,x 33477, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- J Burke and C Welch, Converting a retired ISS into a cislunar cycler, IAC-16, D6.3, x35115, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- C Utrilla and C Welch, Development roadmap and business case for a private Mars settlement, IAC-16, E6.1.1, x32029, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- M Oliveira, C Welch and S Zeidler, Strategies to implement a precursor interstellar mission: from mission concepts to financing option, IAC-16, D4.1.10, x32005, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- R Skomorohov, A Hein and C Welch, In-orbit manufacturing: Near-term business cases, IAC-16, E6.1.2, x32472, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- A Soni, M Langer and C Welch, Minimum interstellar precursor mission, IAC-16, C4.6, x32098, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- S Sherriff, C Welch et al, A Roadmap for Interstellar Travel – The Societal Challenges, Proceedings of the 2015 100-Year Starship Symposium, 29 October - 1 November, Santa Clara, USA.
- J Brandt, B Osborne, C Welch, E Cetin, J Rohde, T Barber, N Tsafnat, Design and drop tower testing of a liquids experiment investigating the chaotic dripping regime in low gravity conditions, IAC-15-A2.3.6, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- M Guzman, A Hein and C Welch, Eternal memory: Long-duration storage concepts for space, IAC-15-D4.1.3, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- B Ramos, M Klettke, J-F Rococo and C Welch, Interdisciplinary roadmap for enabling an interstellar worldship mission IAC-15-D4.4.7, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- M Madsen and C Welch, The Visit – A multidisciplinary film-based enquiry into humanity’s first encounter with intelligent life from space IAC-15-E5.4.3, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- C Cobbs, C Welch and R Kennedy, Ecological engineering considerations for ISU’s worldship project, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 68 no 3, 81-85, March/April 2015.
- J Brandt, B Osborne, C Welch, E Cetin, J Rohde, T Barber, N Tsafnat, Designing a microgravity fluidics experiment for use on-board the International space station, IAC-14-A2.6.10, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- M Hirai, C Welch, A Hein, Autonomous space colony construction, IAC-14-D3.3.14, 66the International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- A Eilingsfeld, C Welch, F Eilingsfeld, Applying 3d printing to rapid prototyping of space experiment payloads, IAC-14-A2.7.12, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- A Alexander, K Long, J Lee, C Welch, Project BAIR: Black hole augmented interstellar ramjet, IAC-14-C4.P.47, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- O Doule, B Imhof, W Hoheneder, S Ransom, R Waclavicek, P Kull, A Aabloo, P Weiss, V Taillebot, B Gardette, B, T Gobert, J Gancet, P Letier, G Rodriguez, J Salini, J Nelson, C Welch, P Gajdos, D Sevcik, Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments – Universal Platform for Analog Research, AIAA Space Forum 2014, San Diego, August 4-7, USA.
- N Ben Hayoun and C Welch, The International Space Orchestra – Performative experiential and event-based space public outreach - IAC-13-E1.8.1, 64the International Astronautical Congress, 23-27 September 2013, Beijing,China.
- V La Regina, A Bukley and C Welch, Intercultural education methods and International and Interdisciplinary Concepts, Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World Conference, 15-18 April 2013, Verona, Italy.
- R Peldszus, H Dalke, S Pretlove and C Welch, The perfect boring situation – addressing the experience of monotony during deep space missions through habitability design, Acta Astronautica, Vol 94, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014, pp262-276..
- M Azriel, A Amrouni-Keiling, J Cappaert, D DeLatte, A Henry, R Kovács, P Platzer, N Wong, C Welch, Weighing geoengineering: an interdisciplinary assessment of the space-based solar shield, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 4(3) pp 103-117.
- A Bukley and C Welch, Exploitation of extraterrestrial resources: mining asteroids, SPACE World Conference, 6-7 November 2012, Berlin, Germany.
- P Platzer, D DeLatte, J Cappaert, N Wong, R Kovacs and C Welch, EC2LIPSE: An interdisciplinary study of space-based geoengineering by solar radiation management using a Sun-Earth L1-located shield, IAC-12-D4.4.6, 63nd International Astronautical Congress, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy.
- W Peeters, A Bukley, G Clements and C Welch, A quarter-century of ‘3IS’ space education – 25 years of the International Space University, IAC-12-E1.8.3, 63nd International Astronautical Congress, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy.
- C Riley and C Welch, International social co-operation in space awareness – Yuri Gagarin, Yuri’s Night and First Orbit, Chapter 7 in International Cooperation for the Development of Space, Aerospace Technology Working Group, August 2012, ISBN 9 781478 186236.
- A Ismail, B Osborne and C Welch, The potential of Aluminium powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 61-70, February/March 2012.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 77-86, February/March 2012.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 71-76, February/March 2012.
- C Welch and B Osborne, KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 105-108, February/March 2012.
- C Welch, A Heward, V Southgate and Q Stanley, YuriGagarin50: a UK initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. IAC-11-E1.4.12, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- R Peldszus, H Dalke, S Pretlove and C Welch, The perfect boring situation- in view of designing onboard countermeasures to monotony and isolation during transfer stages of extended exploration missions, IAC-11-E5.1.5, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity, IAC-11-A2.2.6, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- C Welch, A Heward, V Southgate and Q Stanley, YuriGagarin50: a UK initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. IAC-11-E1.4.12, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- A Ismail, B Osborne and C Welch, The potential of Aluminium powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems, IAC-11.D3.2.10, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
- C Welch and B Osborne, KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, IAC-11-E1.8.3, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- F von ‘t Klooster, A Knutson, A Lasslop, J Leung, B Olberts, T Vu, J Walker, C Welch, S Yi, Asteroid Mining – An Interdisciplinary Study, IAC-10.E5.1.6, 61st International Astronautical Congress, 27 September-1 October 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
- H Dalke, R Peldszus and C Welch, Science Fiction Film as Design Scenario Exercise for Psychological Habitability: Production Designs 1955-2009, AIAA 2010-6109, Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
Professional Society Memberships
• Chartered Scientist
• Chartered Physicist
• Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society
• Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
• Member of the Institute of Physics
Honours and Awards
• Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education 2009
• Kingston University Teacher of the Year 2010
• Kingston University Business Fellowship 2009-10
Professional Activities (Aero/Space)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Aerospace Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2011-)
• UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy – Awareness Workteam Member (2009-10)
• Framework-7-Space – Expert Evaluator for Research Executive Agency (2009-)
• Cranfield University - Visiting Lecturer in Spacecraft Propulsion (2009-10)
• Journal of the British Interplanetary Society – Subject Editor (2009-)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Satellite Systems and Applications Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2008-10)
• National Space Centre: ‘Into Space’ Team Member, (1999-2000), ‘Human Spaceflight’ Team Member (2003-2005)
• National Audit Office Space Policy Enquiry – Expert Panel Member (2003)
• Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Subject Specialist Reviewer for Aerospace Engineering (2001)
• Parliamentary Trade and Industry Select Committee Inquiry into UK Space Policy: Specialist Advisor (2000)
• Higher Education Funding Council for England: Subject Specialist Assessor for Aerospace Engineering (1996-98)
• Institute of Mechanical Engineers Aerospace Industries Division – Member (2008-11)
• British Interplanetary Society: Council Member (1994-2000, 2009-)Programme Committee Member (1993-2000, 2009-)
Conferences and symposia organisation
• International Astronautical Congress: International Planning Committee Member (1996-), Session Chair (1997-), Symposium Co-ordinator (2004-), IAC Steering Group Category E Representative (2010-)
• ISU 15th Annual Symposium: The International Space Station: MaximizingThe Return From Extended Operations – Organising team member (2010-)
ISU 14th Annual Symposium: The Public Face of Space - Organising team member (2009-10)
• AIAA/Boeing/IAF Workshop on Workforce Development (Houston October 2002): Member Programme Committee (2001-02)
• Bringing Space Into Education Symposium (Strasbourg April 2000): Member Programme Committee and Workshop Chair (1999-2000)
• UNISPACE 3 (Vienna 1999): Rapporteur for Forum on Space Activity in the 21st Century
• Prospective 2100: Space Group Member (1998-99)
Education, outreach and charities
• YuriGagarin50 – Chair (2009-)
• National Museum of Childhood - Scientist in Residence (2006-07)
• Space Education Trust: Trustee and Chair (2003-)
• The Arts Catalyst: Trustee and Board Member (2002-)
• International Space University: Board of Trustees (2001-04), Affiliate Network Chair (2001-04) Vice Chair (1999-2001), Academic Council (2001-04), Summer Session Program Faculty (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011), Faculty member (2006-)
• Yuri’s Night – London event organiser (2001- 03)
• Spacelink Learning Foundation: Trustee and Board Member (2001-)
• World Space Week Association: Board Member (2000-) and Executive Committee Member (2001-)
• Space School UK: Executive Committee (1999-2003)
• International Astronautical Federation Space Education and Outreach Committee: Member (1997-), Chair (2003-2006), Vice Chair (2009-)`
• International Astronautical Federation Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space : Member (2008-)
• International Academy of Astronautics Subcommittee on Art and Literature, Member (1996-2000)
• Space Education Council: Chair (1995-2006)
• United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Chair (1993-95)