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Prof Nick Achilleos
Room 405A, 4th floor Lewis Bldg
Dept. Physics and Astronomy, UCL, Gower Street
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  • Professor of Planetary Physics
  • Dept of Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

I received my PhD from the ANU (Australian National University), for studies, theoretical and observational, of magnetic fields in compact stars. After a brief time doing further work in this area at the University of Montreal, I moved to UCL to take up a postdoc position in planetary science. I developed a global model of Jupiter to support the infrared observations of the planet being done by the planetary atmospheres group. After six years at UCL, I moved into industry, working as a software developer for Logica, mostly within the Space division working on onboard software and satellite control. I then moved to Imperial College in 2002, to take up a position as Science Planner and Operations Engineer for the team managing the magnetometer instrument onboard the Cassini spacecraft. I also contributed to the first scientific studies emerging from Cassini's arrival at Saturn in 2004, particularly studies of the planet's magnetospheric boundaries.

In 2007, I moved back to UCL to take up a lectureship with the Physics department, and contribute to the work of the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory / Centre for Planetary Science. I continue to collaborate with Cassini/Saturn scientists and also have returned to work on global models of the giant planets.

Academic Background
1992   Doctor of Philosophy Australian National University
1985   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Queensland
1984   Bachelor of Science University of Queensland
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