Space Glasgow Research Conference

Sarah Simpson, the best presentation prize winnerThe 1st Space Glasgow Research Conference was held on 28th October 2014.

Postgraduate researchers and assistants gave an overview of the broad range of research topics of Space Glasgow. Topics and presentations are available here.

Special mention to Sarah Simpson, from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, who won the prize for the best presentation.

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9:15 – 10:45

Technical session 1: Planetary science


Nick Rhys Thomas

Preservation and Detection of Molecular Signatures of Life under Mars-Analogue Conditions 

1.1 Thomas

Xuan Li

Modelling and experimental validation of a Novel Ultrasonic Planetary Core drill (UPCD) Tool Design

1.2 Li

Helene Breton

The Nakhlite meteorites as representative of the Martian crust: What secondary minerals can tell us about the water source and physic-chemical conditions in Mars (sub)-surface.

1.3 Breton

Thaleia Flessa

Taxonomy and systems’ review of planetary exploration rovers

1.4 Flessa

Julia Stockamp

Is Glacio-Isostatic Adjustment continuing in Scotland? Insights from InSAR and GPS observations


Adrienne Macartney

Investigating mineral carbon sequestration as a mechanism for the loss of the early martian atmosphere

1.6 Macartney

11:15 – 12:45

Technical session 2: Space technology


David Moran

Diamond Electronics for Space


Gary Stevens

Compact DUAL CHANNEL optical fibre amplifier for space communication applications

2.2 Stevens

Michael Perreur-Lloyd

Opto-mechanical Design for Space Science

2.3 Perreur-Lloyd

Clement Vourch

High Data Rate Communications in CubeSat Swarms

2.4 Vourch

Francesca Gnani

Air Breathing Propulsion: The Future of Access to Space

2.5 Gnani

Nicola Sullo

Hybrid propulsion for improving future space missions

2.6 Sullo

13:30 – 15:00

Technical session 3: Debris and small bodies


Sittiporn Channumsin

A deformation model of flexible, high area-to-mass ratio debris under perturbations

3.1 Channumsin

Malcolm McRobb

AEOLDOS – A novel space debris mitigation tool

3.2 McRobb

Paula Lindgren

Sample return from C-type asteroids - what will we bring back?

3.3 Lindgren

Alessandro Peloni

Solar sailing, how to travel on a light beam

3.4 Peloni

Sarah Simpson

Searching for life in impact structures: stable isotope geochemistry and mineralogy of post-impact hydrothermal deposits of the Rochechouart structure

3.5 Simpson

Lydia Hallis

Water in Martian Meteorites

3.6 Hallis

15:30 – 16:45

Technical session 4: Astrophysics


Iain Hannah

Studying the dynamic Sun

4.1 Hannah

Duncan Stackhouse

Modelling Electron Acceleration in Solar Flares

4.2 Stackhouse

Jade Powell

Astronomy with gravitational wave transients


Qingying Shu

Characterisation of near-Earth Magnetic Field Data for Space Weather Monitoring

4.4 Shu

Christian Killow

Precision measurement sensing for spaceborne gravitational wave detectors

4.5 Killow


Collaboration and funding opportunities 


 Hina Bacai 

 Introduction to the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications 

5.1 Bacai - Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

 Andy Powell   Background to the current Innovate UK “Innovation in the Space Sector Knowledge Transfer Partnerships” call  5.2 Powell Black - KTN KTP
Gerry Black  Benefits of the scheme and how to apply