Dr Alexander Daykin-Iliopoulos
Dr Alexander Daykin-Iliopoulos graduated in Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London in 2014. Following this he completed a PhD at the University of Southampton in July 2019, investigating high current heaterless hollow cathode ignition. He also joined Mars Space LTD in 2017, were he worked on a wide range of electric propulsion systems.
In May 2019 Dr Alexander Daykin-Iliopoulos started his current position as an Electric Propulsion Research Fellow at the University of Southampton in-conjunction with his Research Engineer position at Mars Space LTD.
His research continues to lie in electric propulsion systems for satellites, in particular the development of novel hollow cathode concepts. He is currently part of a UK Space Agency funded project to further develop heaterless hollow cathode technology towards commercialisation.