Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer (Royal Society Research Fellow)







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Adam Masters is a space and planetary scientist with the Space & Atmospheric Physics Group at Imperial. His research focuses on explaining how energy flows through the Solar System via magnetic fields and charged particle motion in space, as well as understanding how different bodies in the Solar System generate magnetic fields in their interiors. His research programme is underpinned by his involvement in spacecraft missions, such as the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan that ended in September 2017, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission currently being built for launch, and ongoing high-level planning of future missions to Uranus and Neptune.



Hofstadter MD, Fletcher LN, Simon AA, et al., 2020, Future missions to the giant planets that can advance atmospheric science objectives, Space Science Reviews, Vol:216, ISSN:0038-6308, Pages:1-17

Milillo, Fujimoto, Murakami, et al., 2020, Investigating Mercury’s environment with the two-spacecraft BepiColombo mission, Space Science Reviews, Vol:216, ISSN:0038-6308, Pages:1-78

Fletcher, Helled, Roussos, et al., 2020, Ice giant systems: the scientific potential of orbital missions to Uranus and Neptune, Planetary and Space Science, ISSN:0032-0633

Kollmann, Cohen, Allen, et al., 2020, Magnetospheric studies: a requirement for addressing interdisciplinary mysteries in the Ice Giant systems, Space Science Reviews, Vol:216, ISSN:0038-6308

Fuselier, Petrinec, Sawyer, et al., 2020, Suppression of magnetic reconnection at Saturn’s low-latitude magnetopause, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:1-16

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