Welcome to the Imperial Space Lab Network of Excellence

The Imperial College Space Lab Network of Excellence brings together all of Imperial’s activities in space in a coordinated way for the benefit of its members, the College, and society at large.

Space Lab is designed to: 

  • provide synergy, making it easier for its members to achieve common individual goals and needs
  • enhance existing activities by enabling new opportunities, projects and successes that would not be accessible to a single research group acting on its own
  • enable new capabilities in space research by engaging widely within the College and externally to encourage further cross-disciplinary work

The primary objectives of Space Lab are to enable:

Space Lab Steering Committee

The Space Lab Steering Committee is the internal leadership team, drawn from across the College. Members provide a range of expertise from across job families including academic research and teaching, and professional services. This allows Space Lab to operate more effectively for the benefit of the College as a whole.

Name Title Department/Division
Prof. Jonathan Eastwood (Director) Professor of Space Physics  Physics
Prof. Enrico Biffis Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance Business School
Prof. Helen Brindley Professor in Earth Observation Physics
Dr Michel Alexandre Cardin Senior Lecturer in Computational Aided Engineering Dyson School of Design Engineering
Prof. Deeph Chana Co-Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology Institute for Security Science and Technology
Prof. Michael Damzen Professor of Experimental Laser Physics Physics
Dr Edward Gryspeerdt Royal Society University Research Fellow Grantham Institute
Prof. Deniz Gunduz Professor in Information Processing Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Dr Fouzia Khan Senior Teaching Fellow National Heart and Lung Institute
Dr Aaron Knoll Reader in Spacecraft Engineering Aeronautics
Prof. Washington Ochieng Professor in Positioning and Navigation Systems Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Matthew Santer Professor of Aerospace Structures Aeronautics
Prof. Mark Sephton Professor of Organic Geochemistry Earth Science and Engineering
Dr Sophie Armstrong-Brown Head of Research Strategy and Development Faculty of Natural Sciences
Hayley Dunning Science Communications Lead Communications
Dr Simon Foster Outreach Officer Physics/ Faculty of Natural Sciences
Viraj Perera Director of Industry Partnerships/Commercialisation Enterprise / Faculty of Natural Sciences


Our capabilities

Capability map