The University of Southampton

Alexander Daykin-Iliopoulos

Postgraduate research student

Alexander graduated in Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London in 2014. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Southampton working on an investigation of heaterless hollow cathode ignition as well a research engineer at Mars Space LTD working on a wide range of EP systems. 


Research interests

His research focus is primarily on electric propulsion systems, in particular the development of novel hollow cathode concepts.



MEng Aerospace Engineering from Queen Mary University of london (2014)


Daykin-Iliopoulos, A., Gabriel, S.B., Golosnoy, I.O., Kubota, K. and Funaki, I. (2015) Investigation of heaterless hollow cathode breakdown At 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Japan. 04 - 10 Jul 2015. 9 pp.

Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander and Desai, Ravindra (2014) Performance evaluation of micropropulsion systems with the application of Active Debris Removal At 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, United States. (doi:10.2514/6.2014-3540).

Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander, Gabriel, S.B. and Golosnoy, I.O. (2016) An investigation into the glow discharge phase of an LaB6 heaterless hollow cathode , Italy. 02 - 06 May 2016. 13 pp.

Gabriel, Stephen B., Golosnoy, Igor O. and Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander, Joey Nikolaos (2017) Electric propulsion at the University of Southampton , Madrid, Spain. 24 - 25 Oct 2017. 14 pp.

Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander, Golosnoy, Igor and Gabriel, Stephen (2017) Thermal profile of a lanthanum hexaboride heaterless hollow cathode , Atlanta, United States. 08 - 12 Oct 2017. , IEPC -2017 -291.


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