The Inside Track Lecture on Engineering and Designing Scientific Instruments for Spacecraft

23 October 2014, 1.00 PM - 23 October 2014, 1.00 PM

Venue: 1.15 Queen's Building. Speaker: Mike Salter, The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

We kick off our lunchtime lecture programme with Mike Salter, a recent graduate, from The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Mike graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and now works alongside world-leading scientists and engineers at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. Mike’s role focusses on designing scientific cameras and spectrographs for spacecraft and his work is currently flying on the International Space Station; his talk will give an insight into, not only his own work, but also the wide-variety of research done at STFC and how engineers from all disciplines come together to enable cutting-edge science.

Date: Thursday 23rd October 2014

Time: 1-2pm

Including refreshments afterwards - all welcome.

The Inside Track Lecture series is aimed primarily at students - speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge. All lectures will be followed by a Question & Answer session, a chance to meet the speaker(s) over drinks and a related LinkedIn discussion.

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

*The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email

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