Director

Prof Guglielmo Aglietti

Prof Guglielmo Aglietti

Space Institute Director

Aerospace structures and mechanisms, deployable structures

Academic and Professional Staff

Prof Roberto Armellin

Prof Roberto Armellin

Mechanical Engineering

Astrodynamics, guidance, navigation and control, space surveillance and tracking

Dr Andrew Austin

Dr Andrew Austin

Lecturer in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Antennas, wireless communications, and radar

A Prof Mark Battley

A Prof Mark Battley

Engineering Science

Non-destructive inspection methods for materials and structures

Prof Kathleen Campbell

Prof Kathleen Campbell

School of Environment

Astrobiology, geology, paleo-ecology

Dr John Cater

Dr John Cater

Senior Lecturer Engineering Science

Aerospace engineering, fluid mechanics, aeroacoustics

Prof Richard Easter

Prof Richard Easter

Head of Physics

Theoretical cosmology, astrophysics

Dr Delwyn Moller

Dr Delwyn Moller

Adjunct Professor in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Radar technology, remote sensing

Dr Nicholas Rattenbury

Dr Nicholas Rattenbury

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Optical communication and propulsion systems for nanosatellites, astrophysics

Dr Ben Taylor

Dr Ben Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

Optical communication and propulsion systems for nanosatellites, astrophysics

Dr Peng Cao

Dr Peng Cao

Associate Professor in Engineering (Chemical and Materials)

Optical communication and propulsion systems for nanosatellites, astrophysics

Dr Laura Pirovano

Dr Laura Pirovano

Research Fellow

Optical communication and propulsion systems for nanosatellites, astrophysics

A Prof Oliver Sinnen

A Prof Oliver Sinnen

Associate Professor in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Parallel Computing, Fault Tolerance and Robust Task Scheduling, Square Kilometre Array (SKA), FPGA Acceleration of Radio Astronomical Algorithms

Dr JJ Eldridge

Dr JJ Eldridge

Associate Professor in Physics

Theoretical Astrophysics

Frank May

Frank May

Senior Research Fellow

Environmental Test Facilities Manager

Jim Hefkey

Jim Hefkey

Director - Auckland Programme for Space Systems (APSS)

Dr Reuben Brown

Dr Reuben Brown

Strategic Operations Manager - Faculty of Engineering

Tristan O'Hanlon

Tristan O'Hanlon

Undergraduate Coordinator - Auckland Programme for Space Systems (APSS)

Catherine Qualtrough

Catherine Qualtrough

Research Operations Coordinator

Brody Radford

Brody Radford

Technical Manager

Postgraduate Students

Antonella Caldarelli

Antonella Caldarelli

PhD student

Thrust vectoring of plasma thrusters

Corinna Cerini

Corinna Cerini

PhD student

Semi-empirical reduction of spacecraft structures for CLA purposes

Félicien Filleul

Félicien Filleul

PhD student

Plasma propulsion for small satellites

Darcy Graham

Darcy Graham

PhD student

Low-energy interplanetary trajectories

Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes

PhD student

Investigation into Reaction Wheel Assembly Spacecraft Micro-Vibrations

Jan Krecke

Jan Krecke

PhD student

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology development for monitoring ships in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone.

Narendra Nath

Narendra Nath

PhD student

Space launch environment and vibration testing.

Philipp Nieke

Philipp Nieke

PhD student

Titanium foam re-entry shielding

Yen-Kai Chen

Yen-Kai Chen

MSc student

Effects of microgravity on anaerobic biofilms, and ecology of plantary habitats.

Gabor Papotti

Gabor Papotti

MEng student

Development of Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) for the APSS CubeSat programs.

Christopher Nakajima Castro

Christopher Nakajima Castro

MEngSt student

Open format communication systems for the APSS CubeSat programme.

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