Imperial College London

Professor Southwood

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Research Investigator



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  • Doctor honoris causa, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2012
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Aeronautical SocietyLondon, UK, 2011
  • Honorary D.Sc. (Plymouth), University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Sir Arthur Clarke Award, (for Exceptional Space Achievement), UK Space Agency, 2011
  • NASA Public Service Award (Highest award to individual not employed by NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA), 2011
  • Patron, Science Fiction Foundation, British Science Fiction Foundation, 2008
  • Gold Medal, Confederation of European Aerospace Societies, 2007
  • Silver Medal, Royal Aeronautical SocietyLondon UK, 2005
  • Fellow of Queen Mary Westfield College, Queen Mary and Westfield College,London E1, 2003
  • James B. Macelwane Award of American Geophysical Union (for outstanding contributions by a young scientist), American Geophysical Union Washington, USA, 1981

External Positions

  • Non-Executive Member, Steering Board, UK Space Agency, 2011 - 2016
  • Advisory Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 2011 - 2014
  • Board Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Space Policy and Law, University of London, 2010
  • Councillor, Council, MIST (UK Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Solar Terrestrial Physics), 2010 - 2013
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees, National Space Centre, Leicester, England,, 2002 - 2012
  • Member, Board of Trustees, International Space Science Institute, Bern, CH, 2001 - 2011

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Aeronautical SocietyLondon, UK, 2011
  • Membre de l’Academie Nationale de l’Air et l’Espace (France), Academie Nationale de l’Air et l’Espace, 2005
  • Academician, International Academy of Astronautics (Corresponding member, 1994-1999), International Academy of AstronauticsParis France, 1994
  • Member, Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics, London, UK, 1986
  • Fellow Royal Astronomical Society (Vice President 1989-1991, President 2012-2014), Royal Astronomical Society, 1973
  • Member, American Geophysical Union Fellow since 1981, American Geophysical UnionWashington USA, 1970