2018 EPIC Student Lecture Series

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 to Friday, 19 October, 2018

Queen Mary University London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

The EPIC Lecture Series is designed to satisfy the educational and outreach ambitions of the EPIC project to improve the innovative competitiveness of the European Electric Propulsion sector for satellites and spacecraft.

As such, the Lecture Series is curated and structured to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students of sciences and engineering with particular emphasis on space. Students of Space Engineering courses are highly encouraged to attend, and students of the wider sciences such as physics and chemistry who have an interest in space will also find the lectures a highly interesting introduction to the realm of electric propulsion.

Students will hear an introduction to Electric Propulsion Technologies delivered by Jose Gonzalez Del Amo, Head of Electric Propulsion at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, Netherlands, as well as lectures on the various technological techniques and methods of achieving Electric Propulsion capability, delivered by some of the leading academic experts in their fields, including:

Aaron Knoll, Senior Lecturer in Spacecraft Engineering at Imperial College London

John Stark, Professor of Aeronautics Engineering at Queen Mary University London

Steven Gabriel, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton

What’s more, students will also be able to hear from Alan Bond, formerly of Reaction Engines and one of the godfathers of space propulsion technologies in the UK, whose work over 30 years has formed the foundation of much of the current developments in propulsion and access to space technology.