Andrew Wilson

Knowledge Exchange Associate

Dr Andrew Ross Wilson is a Knowledge Exchange Associate within the Aerospace Centre of Excellence at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. His primary research focus relates to space sustainability with particular emphasis on space-based solar power and the integration of life cycle assessment (LCA) into the concurrent engineering process of space missions.

Andrew has been working on space LCA since 2014 and is the developer of the Strathclyde Space Systems Database which is a new life cycle engineering tool for integrating environmental, social and economic life cycle impacts into the space mission design process. He has also been involved in every space mission design session conducted at the University of Strathclyde where he acted as systems engineer, team leader and ecodesign expert. He received a First-Class Honours degree in Environmental Management from Glasgow Caledonian University in June 2015 and a PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in July 2020. Andrew has also had short spells working with the United Nations Environment Programme and the European Space Agency’s Clean Space Office.

For his contribution to scientific and technological development, he was awarded the 2018 Young Scot Environment Award, was named one of Junior Chamber International’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Scotland in 2019 and won the ESA-EISC Space for Sustainability Award 2021.

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