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Research themes
Industrial imaging
Medical and biological
Positioning and timing
Space weather
Insect tomography videos
Research beehives
TOPCAT experiment
Tomography tutorial
Antarctica 2010
Antarctica 2011
Cape Verde 2011
Realtime data
European ionosphere
European ionosphere 3D
Scintillation receivers
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Beacon 2013 Symposium

Academic staff

Professor Cathryn Mitchell

Position: Professor
E-mail: c.n.mitchell@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386610
Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/staff/cnm.html
Research: Cathryn is head of the Invert group. Her research interests include the effects of atmospheric scintillation and multipath propagation on GPS signals, tomography (both medical and geophysical), and the influence of the sun upon the magnetosphere and ionosphere.

Dr. Ivan Astin

Position: Lecturer
E-mail: i.astin@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 383506
Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/staff/ia.html
Research: Ivan is interested in data assimilation, environmental remote sensing (particularly of the ocean), environmental statistics and mesospheric dynamics.

Dr. Biagio Forte

Position: Research Fellow
E-mail: b.forte@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386693
Website: people.bath.ac.uk/bf263
Research: Biagio's interests include radio wave propagation through random media, GNSS signal processing and demodulation techniques, space weather, RF engineering, aeronomy, and low frequency radio astronomy.

Dr. Nathan Smith

Position: Lecturer
E-mail: n.smith@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 383317
Research: Nathan is working with Global Navigation Satellite Systems, for example within the context of data assimilation and inverse problems. He is interested in mathematical aspects such as learning, statistical/data modelling and regularisation. Other interests include information theory and Markov chains, aspects of complex systems and emergence, and pattern recognition (e.g. speech/image classification). He has worked on ionospheric applications, and in medical imaging with SPECT and X-ray CT. He is also interested in muon tomography. Previously he was a member of the Bath Institute for Complex Systems (BICS).

Dr. Manuchehr Soleimani

Position: Lecturer
E-mail: m.soleimani@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386310
Website: http://people.bath.ac.uk/ms350/
Research: Manuchehr's research involves electrical and electromganetic tomography and ultrasound tomography for industrial process tomography, medical imaging, and material characterisation. He is also interested in iterative algorithms for volumetric X-ray CT.
Publications: Click here for list of publications.

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr. Christopher Benton

E-mail: c.j.benton@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Research: Christopher is studying the effect of ionospheric scintillation on GNSS signals, and has developed algorithms to remove multipath effects from GNSS data, and to track ionospheric features. He is also interested in muon tomography.

Mark Greco

E-mail: m.k.greco@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 383317
Research: Mark applies tomographic techniques to the study of insects and insect colonies.
Publications: Click here for list of publications.

Dr. Julian Rose

E-mail: j.a.r.rose@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Website: www.julianrose.co.uk
Research: Julian's research interests include Global Positioning System (GPS) timing, space weather and tomography. He has improved the accuracy of single frequency GPS timing applications via the application of ionospheric tomography. He is currently researching ionospheric scintillation across Nigeria, as well as working towards developing a new generation GPS receiver for a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite.

Dr. Jenna Tong

E-mail: j.r.tong@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 383317
Research: Jenna's research includes GPS data integrity and the effects of ionospheric scintillation. She is also interested in iterative reconstruction algorithms.

Postgraduate Students

Alex Chartier

E-mail: a.t.chartier@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Cathryn Mitchell
Research: Alex is a second year EngD student working on ionospheric models with the Met Office. He aims to compare IRI and CMAT2 reconstructions with MIDAS and raw data.

Federico Da Dalt

E-mail: f.da.dalt@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Cathryn Mitchell, Nathan Smith
Research: Federico is a PhD student and he is working on Ionospheric modelling. The subjects of his research project are the techniques of data assimilation and situational awareness applied to the space-weather context. He is a Marie Curie Fellow of the TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats) project, funded by the European Commission, which aims to study the propagation issues which affect a GNSS signal.

Siân Jenkins

E-mail: s.e.jenkins@bath.ac.uk
Supervisor: Nathan Smith (lead supervisor)
Research: Siân works on data assimilation, in particular understanding the limitations and effects of using different numerical schemes in the forward model. She is supervised jointly by Chris Budd and Melina Freitag from the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Joe Kinrade

E-mail: j.kinrade@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Cathryn Mitchell
Website: www.joekinrade.co.uk
Research: Joe is a third year PhD student, who joined Invert after completing his Masters degree with the Department. He is researching ionospheric scintillation, with an emphasis on how it can affect GPS systems within the Earth's Polar regions. Joe has recently returned from the Antarctic where he serviced the group's two remote GPS receiver arrays, and completed the installation of a new GPS receiver at Rothera Research Station.

Elle Ma

E-mail: l.ma2@bath.ac.uk
Supervisor: Manuchehr Soleimani
Research: Elle works on the inspection of pipelines using magnetic induction tomography.

Tommaso Panicciari

E-mail: t.panicciari@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Nathan Smith, Cathryn Mitchell
Research: Tommaso is a first year PhD student. His research focuses on tomography and imaging techniques using novel methods for revealing and investigating the Ionosphere structures responsible for perturbing the GNSS signals. He is a Marie Curie Fellow of the TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats) project, funded by the European Commission, which aims to study the propagation issues which affect a GNSS signal.

Thanyawee Pengpan

E-mail: t.pengpan@bath.ac.uk
Supervisor: Manuchehr Soleimani
Research: Thanyawee works on 4D image reconstruction in cone beam CT. The research involves the development of temporal image reconstruction (using existing and novel methods) to enhance the temporal resolution and correct for motion in cone-beam CT.

Talini Pinto Jayawardena

E-mail: t.s.pinto.jayawardena@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Cathryn Mitchell
Research: Talini is working on the TOPCAT cubesat project.

Wei Qiu

E-mail: w.qiu@bath.ac.uk
Supervisor: Manuchehr Soleimani
Research: Wei works on Volumetric X-ray CT. The research involves the development of novel image reconstruction techniques in order to improve the spatial resolution of cone-beam CT.

Kent Wei

E-mail: h.wei@bath.ac.uk
Supervisor: Manuchehr Soleimani
Research: Kent works on magnetic induction tomography.

Allen Yao

E-mail: y.j.yao@bath.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)1225 386061
Supervisor: Manuchehr Soleimani
Research: Allen works on the application of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to industrial processes.


Dr. Tom Marchant

E-mail: tom.marchant@physics.cr.man.ac.uk
Research: Tom works on medical imaging.

Dr. Robert Watson

E-mail: r.j.watson@bath.ac.uk
Website: http://people.bath.ac.uk/eesrjw/
Research: Robert works on radio science and remote sensing.

Former members (partial list)

Dr. Zama Katamzi

Former position: PhD student, studying the auroral E-region using GPS and LEO measurements.
Current position: Researcher at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory.

Caspar Lebekwe

Former position: PhD student, improving and extending the General Light Authority's eLoran Service Volume Coverage Prediction tool, and using it to provide advice to the Loran community on achieving accurate measurements across the UK and Europe.

Dr. Paul Spencer

Former position: Postdoctoral researcher, working on ionospheric reconstruction, and on the application of the same mathematical techniques to medical imaging.

Dr. Ping Yin

Former position: Postdoctoral researcher, studying the ionosphere above Antarctica.
Current position: Lecturer at the Civil Aviation University of China.