Guest Speakers (University and Industry)

Guest speakers can liven up a course with new content or cover a topic you are less familiar with. We are delighted to share our database of speakers who are happy to come to your university to talk on their specific topic.

We welcome new submissions so please feel free to add yourself as a guest speaker.

If you work in industry and wish to engage with students on space topics, you are also very welcome to add yourself to the database. Your email contact details will only be available to verified members of SUN - who are all University teaching staff.


Guest Speakers are listed below - full details are available to members of the Space Universities Network who are logged in to the website. If you are a new user, please register in order to view this content.

Speaker Institutionsort descending Topic Availability Geographical region
Dr Susanne P. Schwenzer The Open University Mars: impact craters, Curiosity mission, noble gases, Martian meteorites Anytime South East, London
Dr Chris Chaloner Trym Systems Ltd System Engineering and interaction with lower level technologies, Business Development, end-to-end p Year-round South West, South East, London, West Midlands, East Midlands, North West, Wales, N. Ireland
Professor Serge Plattard University College London Future Space Systems Please contact to discuss South East, London
Mr. Ian Raper University College London / MSSL Space Systems Engineering Please contact to discuss South East, London
Dr Lucy Berthoud University of Bristol Mars Sample Return Please contact to discuss. Ideal times: November, February, May/June. South West
Matteo Ceriotti University of Glasgow Orbital dynamics March-August (contact for discussing) Scotland
Dr Nigel Bannister University of Leicester From the Lobster's Eye to Alien Oceans: ESA's Mission to Jupiter Please contact to discuss availability West Midlands, East Midlands
Dr Hugo Williams University of Leicester Space Nuclear Power - history, design and materials challenges! Please contact to discuss availability. West Midlands, East Midlands
Dr Stuart Grey University of Strathclyde The History of Space Debris Anytime London, East Midlands, North West, Scotland
Andrew Glester UWE Science Communication / Podcast Email to discuss South West, North West