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Surrey Research Park Seminar Series – Space Entrepreneurship in Surrey with Prof Craig Underwood

by – September 15, 2016

Surrey Research Park Seminar Series

Space Entrepreneurship in Surrey with Professor Craig Underwood

After a great seminar on 10th August with Professor Anthony Anson, we are pleased to introduce the speaker for the next event, Professor Craig Underwood.

On the 26th October, Professor Craig Underwood will be speaking at the Surrey Research Park Seminar Series. His presentation will be on “Space Entrepreneurship in Surrey”.


Prof. Craig Underwood is Deputy Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years’ experience of small-satellite design, development and research.

Craig graduated from the University of York in 1982 with a BSc in Physics with Computer Science. After gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from York in 1983, he began a teaching career at Scarborough Sixth-Form College where he developed satellite activities.

In January 1986, Craig joined the University of Surrey as a Research Fellow responsible for the generation and maintenance of software for the UoSAT Satellite Control Ground-Station. In 1988, as a Senior Engineer with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL), he became responsible for mission analysis and the thermal design of the UoSAT spacecraft. From 1990 he has been Surrey’s Principal Investigator of Space Radiation Environment and Effects, completing a PhD in this area in 1996.

Craig leads the Environments and Instrumentation Group in SSC, where his research covers a wide range of instrumental developments, including ionising particle detectors, UV-VIS-NIR and TIR instrumentation and bi-static and monostatic CWFM SAR. Over the last 30 years, he has designed and built payloads for many of the Surrey spacecraft. Craig also pioneered the UK’s nanosatellite activities as Chief Architect of SNAP-1 and is currently the UK PI for the CubeSat technology-based AAReST Space Telescope Demonstrator.

Where and when?

Title: Space Entrepreneurship in Surrey
Speaker: Professor Craig Underwood
Date: 26th October, 5.30PM-7.30PM

If you would like to attend the seminar or would like more information, please contact info@theclinicalexchange.com

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