Nigel Savage

European Space Agency (ESA)Programme Coordinator for Gravity-Related University Student Experiments

Nigel Savage is a Cell Biologist and Immunologist who has published over 25 papers, two of which in Nature. Between 1992 and 2011, Nigel’s academic career was spent in several universities, namely Manchester University, Imperial College London, Edinburgh University, Washington University in St Louis, USA and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Since 2011, Nigel has worked at the European Space Agency on the educational programmes and payloads on the International Space Station and for the past 4 years on gravity-related university student experiments. In this latest capacity, Nigel coordinates all the aspects of ESA Academy programmes that involve hands-on gravity-related research which include the following programmes: Spin Your Thesis!, Drop Your Thesis!, Spin Your Thesis! Human Edition, Orbit Your Thesis! and the student parabolic flight programme Fly Your Thesis!.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany