Group Members

Academic Staff

PhotoNameScientific interests
 Dr Helen Brindley Dr Helen Brindley
 Atmospheric physics
 CARR Dr Chris Carr
Senior Research Lecturer
 Space instrumentation
CEPPI Dr Paulo Ceppi
Research Fellow
Grantham Institute
 Dr Arnaud Czaja Dr Arnaud Czaja
 Atmosphere-ocean interactions
 Professor Michele Dougherty Professor Michele Dougherty
Professor, FRS
 Planetary science
 Dr Jonathan Eastwood Dr Jonathan Eastwood
Senior Lecturer
 Space weather; space plasma physics
 Dr Bob Forsyth Dr Bob Forsyth
 Heliospheric physics
 Dr Marina Galand Dr Marina Galand
 Planetary upper atmospheres; cometary science
 Dr Heather Graven Dr Heather Graven
Senior Lecturer
 Carbon cycle
 HORBURY Professor Tim Horbury
 Solar wind; magnetosphere; turbulence
 Dr Adam Masters Dr Adam Masters
Lecturer and Royal Society URF
 Planetary science
 Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
Planetary upper atmospheres
 Professor Juliet Pickering Professor Juliet Pickering
Atmospheric physics and laboratory spectroscopy
 Professor Ralf Toumi Professor Ralf Toumi
Head of Group
Atmospheric physics
 Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis  Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis
Senior Lecturer
 Atmospheric physics
Academic Staff

Research Staff

PhotoNameScientific interests
BANTGES Dr Richard Bantges Scientific Project Manager
 BELMONTE Dr Teruca Belmonte  Research Associate
BROWN Patrick Brown Senior Instrumentation Manager
 DESAI  Dr Ravindra Desai  Research Associate
GRYSPEERDT Dr Edward Gryspeerdt Royal Society URF
HIETALA Dr Heli Hietala Royal Society URF
 HUNT  Dr Gregory Hunt    Research Associate (Rep)
MURRAY Dr Jonathan Murray Research Fellow
NOWACK Dr Peer Nowack Research Fellow
OBRIEN Helen O'Brien Senior Instrument Manager

Dr Luke Phillipson

Research Associate


Dr Byju Pookkandy

Research Associate


Dr James Rufus

Research Associate (GERB Operations Scientist)


Dr Jacqueline Russell

Research Associate (GERB Project Scientist)

 SPARKS Dr Nathan Sparks  Innovations Researcher
 STAWARZ  Dr Julia Stawarz  Research Associate
WOODHAM Lloyd Woodham Research Assistant
ZAZZERI Dr Giulia Zazzeri Research Associate
Research Staff

PhD Students

PhD Students
PhotoNameProject title

Omakshi Agiwal

Cassini end of mission science

Philipp Breul

What determines the ability of the jet stream to shift in response to external forcing?

Tsz H Choi (Kelvin)

Building a long-term record of the global solar energy resource from satellite


Florence Concepcion Mairey

Laboratory Astrophysics: high resolution spectroscopy of astrophysically important atoms for astrophysics applications


Emma Davies

Inner heliosphere studies of the solar wind


Milan Ding

Laboratory Astrophysics: New Atomic Data for Astrophysics Applications

Joe Eggington 

Global simulations of planetary magnetospheres

Goodwin Gibbins

 Earth's Entropy Budget

Fumi Hayashi

Monitoring from Space the surface heat budget of the global ocean

Nawapat Kaweeyanun (Earn) (PhD Rep)

How does Ganymede's complex magnetic environment work?

Alexander Kuhn-Regnier

Predicting the ecological impacts of future fire activity on a global scale

Ronan Laker

Investigating the Solar Wind in the Inner Heliosphere

Adrian LaMoury

Structure formation at shock waves and its space weather impacts

Harry Manners

Revealing the Structure of Jupiter’s Complex Magnetic Field

Laura Mansfield

Model reduction using emulation for understanding and predicting climate responses to different regional emission forcings

Sadie Robertson

The physics of energy transfer in magnetic reconnection

Pietro Salvi

Improving our understanding of radiative forcing in climate modelling
 Eric Eric Schoenrock

Estimating and attributing regional methane emissions using innovative atmospheric measurements
SHATWELL Peter Shatwell  


Marie Shaylor Diagnosing dust-climate interactions in observations to test Earth System Models
STANILAND Ned Staniland Magnetospheric dynamics and global field modelling at Saturn
 Peter Peter Stephenson

Energy deposition in the coma of comet 67P probed by Rosetta
Carl Carl Thomas

Using machine learning to constrain the atmospheric dynamics contribution to regional climate change
Laura Laura Warwick

Investigating the impact of IR surface emissivity knowledge & uncertainties on climate & weather-forecasting timescales
WELLS Chris Wells Human health co-benefits from climate change mitigation
 WOOLLEY Thomas Woolley Physics of the Inner Heliosphere
PhD Students

Support Staff

PhotoNameJob role and responsibilities
ALLEN Tony Allen Senior Scientific and Managerial Officer
 BAUGHEN Richard Baughen Instrument Engineer

Isaias Carrasco-Blazquez Instrument Operations/Calibrations Engineer
 CUPIDO Emanuele Cupido Instrument Manager
EVANS Vincent Evans Solar Orbiter MAG Calibration Engineer
HODGKINS John Hodgkins Electronic Engineer
 HUDSON Rachel Hudson Instrument Engineer JUICE
 LAST Alan Last Technician
 MULHOLLAND Ciara Mulholland  Senior Section Administrator
ODDY Tim Oddy Spacecraft Operations Engineer/Group Safety Officer
 OWEN David Owen Administrative Assistant
PALLA Chiara Palla Instrument Engineer
SABADOSH Azra Sabadosh Senior Section Administrator
STRICKLAND Alex Strickland Instrument Software Engineer
Support Staff

Senior and Honorary



Scientific Interests

Prof. Andre Balogh
(Emeritus Professor)

Imperial College

Heliospheric and Magnetospheric Physics

Dr. Ken Bignell
(Honorary Visiting Lecturer)

Imperial College


Prof. Peter Cargill
(Emeritus Professor/ Senior Research Investigator)

Imperial College / University of St Andrews

Physics of Sun, Solar Wind and Magnetosphere

Professor Joanna Haigh
Professor, FRS


Atmospheric radiation, climate modeling

Prof. John Harries (Emeritus Professor)

Imperial College

Atmospheric Physics

Dr. Matt Owens
(Honorary Lecturer)

University of Reading

Space Physics

Prof. Steve Schwartz (Distinguished Research Investigator)

University of Colorado Boulder

Space Physics

Prof. David Southwood
(Senior Research Investigator)

Imperial College

Space plasma physics; planetry science

Dr. Wenyi Zhong
(Honorary Research Fellow)

Imperial College

Atmospheric Physics


Visiting Professors & Researchers

The following scientists have close associations with the Group as visiting professors or researchers, supporting and broadening the Group's research base:

Visiting professors

  • Bale, Stuart
  • Dunlop, Malcolm
  • Goldman, Martin
  • Harrison, Richard
  • Lockwood, Mike
  • Mendillo, Michael
  • Rapley, Chris
  • Thompson, Mike

Visiting researchers

  • Archer, Martin
  • Arcucci, Rossella
  • Blackie, Douglas
  • Green, Paul
  • Hietala, Heli
  • Kowalski, Peter
  • Lucek, Elizabeth
  • Mushtaq, Sohail
  • Qu, Yawei
  • Ray, Licia

Academic visitor

  • Ali Haidar, Sulaiman
  • Bendyk, Maciej
  • Chen, Christopher
  • Dong, Guangtao
  • Lok, Charlie
  • Matteini, Lorenzo
  • Mejnersten, Lars