Professor Ambrosi is an expert in space instrumentation and space nuclear power systems and leads the development of Space Park Leicester’s innovative research, science, enterprise and education offer.
Richard first joined the University of Leicester in 2000, after completing a PhD in Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then he has lent his expertise to a number of international space missions, including the Swift Gamma Ray Burst Mission and ExoMars. Over the past decade, Richard has been leading the development of radioisotope power systems for the European Space Agency.
He has also previously chaired the UK Space Agency’s Space Exploration Advisory Committee and serves on a number of national and international committees.