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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

  • 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)

Positions Held

Head of Planetary Science Group,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

Director, Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck

STFC Public Engagement Fellow - producing Astrojots comic strips.

Reader in Planetary Science,
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

Previous positions

Other things!

Current Ph.D. Students

George Brydon (Primary Supervisor, 2017-present)

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)

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 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dr Leonardo Regoli (Joint Primary Supervisor, 2013-2016; joint UCL-MPS student). Now at the University of Michigan.

Dr Kim Birkett (Primary Supervisor, 2012-2016). Now at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

Dr Aaron Stinson (Secondary Supervisor, 2011-2016; based at Armagh Observatory)

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 February, 2018 by Geraint Jones


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