SSTL and the Royal Academy of Engineering have jointly sponsored a new academic post at The Surrey Space Centre, part of the University of Surrey.
World-class space engineer Professor Guglielmo Aglietti will take up the prestigious Chair of Space Engineering post, created to support and increase the partnership between space research and industry.
The Surrey Space Centre houses the largest academic space research group in the UK and works closely with SSTL, bringing the results of academic research and conceptual projects to real commercial applications. SSTL and SSC have worked together in the past on pioneering missions such as UoSAT-12 and SNAP, and are currently working collaboratively on the STRaND nanosatellites programme.
Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of SSTL and Director of the Surrey Space Centre said: “At Surrey we benefit from and the synergy of academic research and commercial exploitation that drives innovation and new approaches to space. We’re delighted to welcome Professor Aglietti to Surrey to further stimulate research and the application of new space technologies.”
Professor Aglietti commented: “My top priority will be to strengthen the collaboration between the Centre and SSTL to create new synergies and ensure a seamless relation between the research carried out in the Centre and the practical applications pursued by SSTL.”
comes to Surrey from the University of Southampton where he was Professor of Aerospace Structural Dynamics and where his research interests included Active control of micro-vibrations on spacecraft, Low cost spacecraft structures and mechanisms, Multifunctional spacecraft structures and Vibrations of electronics for aerospace applications. He has also previously worked at Alenia Spazio and ESA-ESTEC, and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.