Group Members

Academic Staff

PhotoNameScientific interests
 Dr Helen Brindley  Dr Helen Brindley
 Atmospheric physics
   Dr Chris Carr
Senior Research Lecturer
 Space instrumentation
 Dr Arnaud Czaja  Dr Arnaud Czaja
 Atmosphere-ocean interactions
 Professor Michele Dougherty  Professor Michele Dougherty
Professor, FRS
 Planetary science
 Dr Jonathan Eastwood  Dr Jonathan Eastwood
Senior Lecturer
 Space weather; space plasma physics
 Dr Bob Forsyth  Dr Bob Forsyth
 Heliospheric physics
 Dr Marina Galand  Dr Marina Galand
 Planetary upper atmospheres; cometary science
 Dr Heather Graven  Dr Heather Graven
Senior Lecturer
 Carbon cycle
 Professor Joanna Haigh  Professor Joanna Haigh
Professor, FRS
 Atmospheric radiation, climate modelling
   Professor Tim Horbury
 Solar wind; magnetosphere; turbulence
 Dr Adam Masters  Dr Adam Masters
Lecturer and Royal Society URF
 Planetary science
 Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
Planetary upper atmospheres
 Professor Juliet Pickering Professor Juliet Pickering
Atmospheric physics and laboratory spectroscopy
 Professor David Southwood Professor David Southwood
Professor, SRI
Space plasma physics; planetary science
 Professor Ralf Toumi Professor Ralf Toumi
Head of Group
Atmospheric physics
 Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis  Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis
Senior Lecturer
 Atmospheric physics
Academic Staff

Research Staff

PhotoNameScientific interests
Research Staff

PhD Students

PhD Students
PhotoNameProject title

Nawapat Kaweeyanun (Earn)

How does Ganymede's complex magnetic environment work?

Alexander Kuhn-Regnier

Predicting the ecological impacts of future fire activity on a global scale.

Sadie Robertson

The physics of energy transfer in magnetic reconnection

Pietro Salvi

Improving our understanding of radiative forcing in climate modelling
 Eric Eric Schoenrock
Estimating and attributing regional methane emissions using innovative atmospheric measurements
 Peter Peter Stephenson
Energy deposition in the coma of comet 67P probed by Rosetta
Carl Carl Thomas
Using machine learning to constrain the atmospheric dynamics contribution to regional climate change
Laura Laura Warwick
Investigating the impact of IR surface emissivity knowledge & uncertainties on climate & weather-forecasting timescales
PhD Students

Support Staff

PhotoNameJob role and responsibilities
Support Staff

Senior and Honorary



Scientific Interests

Prof. Andre Balogh
(Emeritus Professor)

Imperial College

Heliospheric and Magnetospheric Physics

Dr. Ken Bignell
(Honorary Visiting Lecturer)

Imperial College


Prof. Peter Cargill
(Emeritus Professor/ Senior Research Investigator)

Imperial College / University of St Andrews

Physics of Sun, Solar Wind and Magnetosphere

Prof. John Harries (Emeritus Professor)

Imperial College

Atmospheric Physics

Dr. Matt Owens
(Honorary Lecturer)

University of Reading

Space Physics

Prof. Steve Schwartz (Distinguished Research Investigator)

University of Colorado Boulder

Space Physics

Dr. Wenyi Zhong
(Honorary Research Fellow)

Imperial College

Atmospheric Physics


Visiting Professors & Researchers

The following scientists have close associations with the Group as visiting professors or researchers, supporting and broadening the Group's research base:

Visiting professors

  • Dunlop, Malcolm
  • Goldman, Martin
  • Harrison, Richard
  • Lockwood, Mike
  • Mendillo, Michael
  • Rapley, Chris
  • Thompson, Mike

Visiting researchers

  • Archer, Martin
  • Arcucci, Rossella
  • Bekki, Slimane
  • Blackie, Douglas
  • Green, Paul
  • Hietala, Heli
  • Kowalski, Peter
  • Liu, Longbo
  • Lucek, Elizabeth
  • Mistry, Rishi
  • Mushtaq, Sohail
  • Orr, Andrew
  • Ray, Licia
  • Sohet, Benoit
  • Wicks, Robert
  • Yates, Japeth
  • Zhang, Han Zhang

Academic visitor

  • Bruneau, Nicolas
  • Cao, Hao
  • Chen, Christopher
  • Corsaro, Carlo
  • Hardwick, Stephen
  • Lok, Charlie