Dr. Matthew Brown

School of Engineering

Research Fellow


Engineering Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Matthew is part of the SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling, and Risk) project. He is deriving thermospheric densities from orbital data to provide a timely, global neutral density dataset for assimilation into AENeAS. Also increasing the maximum height of thermospheric models to altitudes above 500 km. This will allow for more accurate orbital propagation for a larger number of satellites, improving collision avoidance assessments and avoiding unnecessary manoeuvres.

M.Sc. Physics with Space Science (University of Southampton).
PhD   Physics (University of Southampton)

Matthew did both his Masters and PhD at the University of Southampton, finishing in 2017 and 2022 respectively. He joined SERENE in February 2022 as a research associate.

M.K. Brown 2021, H. G. Lewis, A. J. Kavanagh, I. Cnossen: Future decreases in thermospheric neutral density in low Earth orbit due to carbon dioxide emissions