Professor Colin McInnes MBE FRSE

Current Member
Professor Colin McInnes MBE FRSE

Professor Colin McInnes is James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow. His previous posts were Director, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory and Director, Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications at the University of Strathclyde, where he retains a Visiting Research Professorship.

Professor McInnes’ research interests cover the broad application of mathematical modelling to a range of problems in Engineering Science including satellite orbital dynamics, smart structures and swarming robotic systems. He is also engaged in research on long-term, large-scale ventures in Engineering Science for applications including climate engineering and the utilisation of space resources.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Academy of Engineering and was made MBE in June 2014 for services to Space Research, Science and Technology. He is currently a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.

Professor Colin McInnes joined the SSAC on 01 February 2016.