Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer







6M69Huxley BuildingSouth 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.



Arridge CS, Xystouris G, Cochrane C, et al., 2023, Fundamental Space Physics in Uranus’ Magnetosphere, Vol. 55, Issue 3 (heliophysics 2024 Decadal Whitepapers)

Montgomery J, Ebert R, Allegrini F, et al., 2023, Investigating the occurrence of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at Jupiter’s dawn magnetopause, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:0094-8276

Zomerdijk-Russell S, Masters A, Korth H, et al., 2023, Modelling the time-dependent magnetic fields that BepiColombo will use to probe down into Mercury’s mantle, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:50, ISSN:0094-8276

Masters A, Ioannou C, Rayns N, 2022, Does Uranus’ asymmetric magnetic field produce a relatively weak proton radiation belt?, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276

Paranicas C, Mauk B, Kollmann P, et al., 2022, Energetic charged particle fluxes relevant to Ganymede's polar region, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276

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