Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer







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.



Cochrane, Vance, Nordheim, et al., 2021, In Search of Subsurface Oceans within the Uranian Moons, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, ISSN:2169-9097

Lai, Jia, Russell, et al., 2021, Magnetic flux circulation in the Saturnian magnetosphere as constrained by Cassini observations in the inner magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, ISSN:2169-9380

Palmerio, Nieves-Chinchilla, Kilpua, et al., 2021, Magnetic structure and propagation of two interacting CMEs from the Sun to Saturn, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:1-28

Rymer AM, Runyon KD, Clyde B, et al., 2021, Neptune odyssey: A flagship concept for the exploration of the neptune-triton system, Planetary Science Journal, Vol:2

Zomerdijk-Russell S, Masters A, Heyner D, 2021, Variability of the interplanetary magnetic field as a driver of electromagnetic induction in Mercury’s interior, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:1-15

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