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Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering



Prior to starting his Master’s and PhD at Cambridge, Nadeem worked at PocketSpacecraft designing, analysing and advising on aspects such as design, manufacture and testing of miniature spacecraft and propulsion systems. Nadeem has worked on a number of small satellite and space research projects, including thin-film spacecraft design at Cornell University’s Laboratory for Intelligent Machine Systems, novel micro- and nano-Newton impulse balance design at Cambridge University’s Centre for Industrial Photonics, and novel electrolysis propulsion system design/testing for CubeSats at Surrey University. He has also been the lead design engineer for the UKSEDS UKube-1 payload, the UK Space Agency's first CubeSat.

Nadeem received his BEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Surrey in 2013, during which he spent a year in Industry at General Electric Aviation working in Strategic Powerplant Engineering. Nadeem attended the Cambridge MRes in 2015/16, starting his PhD in October 2016 under the supervision of Dr Krste Pangovski and advisor Prof Bill O'Neill.

Nadeem Gabbani's project page

Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions
  • Spacecraft design and propulsion
  • Human/robotic spaceflight & exploration
  • Additive manufacturing techniques

Conferences and Publications

  • iCubeSat - 2012
  • Gabbani, N.K., Barschke, M.F., Potts, D.R., Marx, J.P., Barrera Ars, J., Henry, A.K., Johnson, M.J. Orbitview – an imaging system for inspecting small spacecraft on orbit. European CubeSat Symposium, Brussels, Jan 2012.
  • UKSEDS - 2010, 2011, 2012
PhD Student
University of Cambridge
 Nadeem   Gabbani
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