Our Team

Our team includes world-leading experts in physics, engineering and photonics. We are backed by venture capital. Our staff come from top institutions including the following: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Hertfordshire, Kent, Queen Mary, Surrey, Sussex, University College London and more.

 
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Hira Virdee  - CEO  Hira is an expert on orbit prediction and attitude modelling. He received his PhD from UCL, and has nearly a decade of experience in the space sector. He also has in-depth experience in business and management consulting for FTSE 100 companies, including the application of data science and artificial intelligence to leverage insight from data.

Hira Virdee - CEO

Hira is an expert on orbit prediction and attitude modelling. He received his PhD from UCL, and has nearly a decade of experience in the space sector. He also has in-depth experience in business and management consulting for FTSE 100 companies, including the application of data science and artificial intelligence to leverage insight from data.

Matthew Brockman  - HAB & Drone Design

Matthew Brockman - HAB & Drone Design

Olivia Gough  - Grants & Investments

Olivia Gough - Grants & Investments

James Munday - Literature and Research

James Munday - Literature and Research

Paula Ramírez  - Project Management

Paula Ramírez - Project Management

Aaron Ranu - Lasers Experiments & Safety

Aaron Ranu - Lasers Experiments & Safety

Sam Willis  - Advisor  Sam is an expert in building hardware systems, with experience in photonics and power system design. He received his MEng from the University of Cambridge.

Sam Willis - Advisor

Sam is an expert in building hardware systems, with experience in photonics and power system design. He received his MEng from the University of Cambridge.

Robin Ibbotson - Advisor  Robin is an expert in photonics and has 13 years’ commercial experience at BAE Systems. He’s worked on high-energy laser systems.

Robin Ibbotson - Advisor

Robin is an expert in photonics and has 13 years’ commercial experience at BAE Systems. He’s worked on high-energy laser systems.

Harrison Crisp  - Data Scientist

Harrison Crisp - Data Scientist

Gurjeet Kahlon - Tracking & Astrophotography

Gurjeet Kahlon - Tracking & Astrophotography

Josh Nevin - Atmospheric Modelling

Josh Nevin - Atmospheric Modelling

Ambereen Razak - Electronics & Payload

Ambereen Razak - Electronics & Payload

Could this be you? If you have expertise in space lasers and satellites, and think you’re a good fit for the Lumi team, email recruitment@lumi.space

Could this be you? If you have expertise in space lasers and satellites, and think you’re a good fit for the Lumi team, email recruitment@lumi.space