The School of Physics & Astronomy has made a number of excellent appointments over the past couple of months:


Professor Mike Cruise
Space Applications Manager

Professor Cruise also holds a number of other positions including:
• Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics and Space Research, University of Birmingham
• Chairman of Scientific Commission H (Fundamental Physics) Cospar
• Member of European Physical Society High Energy Physics Board
• Member of European Space Agency Physical Sciences Working Group
• Chairman UKSA Exomars Oversight Committee
• Deputy Chairman of UKSA Science Programme Advisory Committee
• Member of UKSA Aurac Committee
• Member of ESA-NASA LISA International Science Team


Dr Will Farr
Birmingham Fellow

Prior to joining Birmingham Dr Farr spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a further two years as CIERA Fellow at Northwestern University. He gained his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.

Research themes:
• Secular Planetary Dynamics
• Parameter Estimation for Gravitational Wave Signals
• Astro-statistics
• Advanced Mechanical Integrators
• N-Body Methods
• General Relativity

Other appointments include:
• Mr Terence Ashton, Firmware Engineer
• Dr Richard Balog, Research Fellow
• Dr Benjamin Beri, Birmingham Fellow
• Mr Christopher Berry, Research Fellow
• Dr Walter Del Pozzo, Research Fellow
• Mr Samuel Edwards, Technician
• Mr Joshua Hughes, Research Fellow
• Mr Bjoern Kock, Research Fellow
• Miss Nadine Meyer, Research Associate
• Mr Clemens Rammeloo, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
• Dr Trevor Sidery, Teaching Fellow
• Mr Dariusz Swierad, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
• Miss Mengyao Wang, Research Fellow
• Mr Matthew Williams, Computer Officer