Michael is a part-time Ph.D. student at Imperial College London. His research focus is integrated self-optimising cyber physical systems for space exploration and includes a number of Interplanetary CubeSat and Thin-Film spacecraft flight projects to demonstrate the utility of this approach on orbit.
Michael obtained his first degree in Physics from Imperial College. He has worked on ChipSat, Thin-Film and CubeSat projects at institutions including Cornell University, where he co-created the first KickStarter funded CubeSat/ChipSat mission that launched a record 105 spacecraft into low earth orbit in April 2014, and the California Institute of Technology, where he co-lead the Keck Institute for Space Studies ‘Small Satellites: a Revolution in Space Science’ study. He runs several open source open access projects including iCubeSat, the Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop.