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- Director for Partnerships
- Head of Solar Systems Physics in Aberystwyth
- Visiting Research Professor: Plantetary and Space Sciences Research Institue, Open University
- Director for Communication, Innovation and Recruitment at IMAPS
Manuel obtained a B.Sc. in Physics in 1977 from Warwick University, an M.Sc. in experimental space physics from Leicester University in 1978, and a Ph.D (on cosmic ray detection) from Bristol University in 1983. He worked at Bristol for two years (80-82) as a PDRA in the cosmic ray group at Bristol, and a further year as a PDRA working on the electron microscopy and analysis of semiconductors. He joined the RAL Astrophysics division in 1983 as a Senior Research Associate working on Ultraviolet Astronomy and the behaviour of surfaces in space. In 1986 he became a staff scientist (Senior Scientific Officer) at RAL, joining the High Power Laser Division as Target Area Manager, specialising in plasma diagnostics, X-ray lasers, and inertial confinement fusion, before rejoining the RAL astrophysics division in 1989. He has been a member of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the Executive Committee of the French national Centre for Plasma Physics Data (CDPP).
- My main research interests are the study of planetary surfaces and their interaction:
- Principal Investigator of C1XS on Chandrayaan-1, D-CIXS on SMART-1
- Co-PI of the SIXS solar monitor on the BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Co-PI of RAPID on Cluster
- Co-I on Cassini, Mars Express, Venus Express, Selene, BepiColombo, Huygens, Rosetta, Polar, Cluster, IMAGE, CRRES and others
At present Manuel's main research interests are the study of planetary surfaces and their interaction their plasma environment principally using data from the Chandrayaan-1, Venus Express and Cassini missions, and also terrestrial geomagnetic storms and substorms, as well as Lunar and Martian exploration.
SMART-1 technology, scientific results and heritage for future space missions. Planetary and Space Science 10.1016/j.pss.2017.09.0022017.
Shielding an MCP Detector for a Space-Borne Mass Spectrometer Against the Harsh Radiation Environment in Jupiter’s Magnetosphere. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 64 (1) pp. 605 - 613. 10.1109/TNS.2016.26140402017.
Multipoint observations of the open-closed field line boundary as observed by the Van Allen Probes and geostationary satellites during the 14 November 2012 geomagnetic storm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 120 (8) pp. 6596-6613. 10.1002/2014JA020883 Cadair2015.
The cosmic dust analyser onboard cassini: ten years of discoveries. CEAS Space Journal 2 (1-4) pp. 3-16. 10.1007/s12567-011-0014-x2011.
Transient structures and stream interaction regions in the solar wind: Results from EISCAT interplanetary scintillation, STEREO HI and Venus Express ASPERA-4 observations. Solar Physics 265 pp. 207-231. Cadair2010.
The effects of radiation damage on the spectral resolution of the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer. In (eds) SPIE Proceedings: Radiation Damage. SPIE - High Energy, Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV. SPIE pp. 774215-774215-9. 10.1117/12.858648 Other Cadair2010.
Solar Intensity X-ray and particle Spectrometer (SIXS). Planetary and Space Science 58 (1-2) pp. 96-107. 10.1016/j.pss.2008.11.0072010.
A Preliminary Comparison of the Frequency of Transient Lunar Phenomena with Routine Observations. Cadair2010.
Ground calibration of the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Solar Monitor (XSM). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 607 (3) A07106 pp. 544-553. 10.1016/j.nima.2009.06.049 Cadair2009.
X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry of Lunar Surface by XRS Onboard SELENE (Kaguya). Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences 7 (ists26) pp. Tk_39-Tk_42. 10.2322/tstj.7.Tk_39 Cadair2009.
Simultaneous entry of oxygen ions originating from the Sun and Earth into the inner magnetosphere during magnetic storms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 114 (A5) A05219 10.1029/2009JA014120 Cadair2009.
Gamma-ray spectrometer (GRS) for lunar polar orbiter SELENE. Earth, Planets and Space 60 (4) pp. 299-312. Cadair2008.
Instrumentation and performance evaluation of the XRS on SELENE orbiter. Earth, Planets and Space 60 (4) pp. 277-281. Cadair2008.
Observational Techniques for Detecting Lunar Impacts. Observational Techniques for Detecting Lunar Impacts, Munster, Germany. Cadair2008.
SMART-1 LUNAR HIGHLIGHTS. The 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, South Shore Resort and Conference Center, League City, Texas, March 10 – 14, 2008. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Other Cadair2008.
The Scientific Case for the Chandrayaan-1 X-Ray Spectrometer. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston. Cadair2008.
The C1XS X-Ray Spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1. The 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, South Shore Resort and Conference Center, League City, Texas, March 10 – 14, 2008. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Cadair2008.
Instrument Response of the Chandrayaan-1 X-Ray Spectrometer (C1XS). The 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, South Shore Resort and Conference Center, League City, Texas, March 10 – 14, 2008. Cadair2008.
Radiation Study of Swept-Charge Devices for the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) instrument - art. Proceedings of SPIE: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III. SPIE: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III. pp. 789-789. 10.1117/12.791732 Cadair2008.
Radiation Study of Swept-Charge Devices for the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) instrument. Proceedings of SPIE, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, Marseille, France, 23 June 2008. Other Cadair2008.
Location of the bow shock and ion composition boundaries at Venus - initial determinations from Venus Express ASPERA-4. Planetary and Space Science 56 (6) pp. 780-784. Cadair2008.
The Venusian induced magnetosphere: A case study of plasma and magnetic field measurements on the Venus Express mission. Planetary and Space Science 56 (6) pp. 796-801. Cadair2008.