Planet Doodle Example

Geraint Jones

Main Research Interests

  • Cometary science

  • Planetary magnetospheres; interactions with rings and moons (member of Cassini CAPS and MIMI instrument teams; Co-Investigator JUICE PEP instrument)

  • Comet- and dust-solar wind interactions (Team leader, ISSI international team on The Science of Near-Sun Comets)

  • Interaction of unmagnetized planets with the solar wind

  • Heliospheric physics (Co-Investigator, Solar Orbiter SWA instrument)

  • Planetary surfaces and atmospheres (Co-Investigator, ExoMars 2018 PanCam; Team Associate, JUICE JANUS instrument)

Career and Positions Held

2016 - present:

Head of Planetary Science Group,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

2015 - present:

Member of Astronomy Grants Panel,

2014 - present:

Reader in Planetary Science,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

2012 - 2014:

Lecturer in Planetary Science,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

July-September 2012 :

British Science Association Media Fellow,
The Guardian.

2012 - 2015 :

Member of Council,
Royal Astronomical Society.

2007 - 2012:

STFC Advanced Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

2007 - 2009:

Director, Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck

2005 - 2007:

Guest Scientist, Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany.

2003 - 2005:

National Academies Resident Research Associate, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA.

1997 - 2003:

Postdoctoral research associate, Imperial College London.

1993 - 1997:

PPARC PhD studentship at UCL-MSSL

Current Ph.D. Students

Oliver Price (Primary Supervisor, 2015-present)

Roger Stabbins (Secondary Supervisor, 2015-present)

Rok Nezic (Secondary Supervisor, 2014-present; based at Armagh Observatory)

Sam Taylor (Secondary Supervisor, 2014-present)

Leonardo Regoli (Joint Primary Supervisor, 2013-present; joint UCL-MPS student)

Kim Birkett (Primary Supervisor, 2012-present)

Aaron Stinson (Secondary Supervisor, 2011-present; based at Armagh Observatory)

Past Ph.D. Students

Dr Sheila Kanani (Primary Supervisor, 2007-2012). Now at the Royal Astronomical Society.

Dr Yudish Ramanjooloo (Primary Supervisor, 2012-2015; Secondary Supervisor, 2010-2012). Now at the University of Hawaii.

Dr Tom Nordheim (Secondary Supervisor, 2011-2015). Now at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dr Jamie Jasinski (Secondary Supervisor, 2011-2015). Now at the Univerity of Michigan.

Taught Courses

2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014: Planetary Atmospheres (PHASM312 / 4630 / SPCEG011 / SS4), with Prof. Andrew Coates. 2014/2015, 2015/2016: Planetary Atmospheres
(PHASM312 / 4630 / SPCEG011 / SS4).


E-mail: g.h.jones at ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 204 263 (or 204 100 for switchboard)

Postal address:

Dr Geraint H. Jones
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Department of Space & Climate Physics
University College London
Holmbury St. Mary
Surrey RH5 6NT
United Kingdom



This page last modified 21 February, 2016 by Geraint Jones


University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BTTelephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000 - Copyright 1999-2005 UCL

Search by Google