In this section we list some i4is researchers not mentioned elsewhere.
Kelvin F. Long
(Co-founder, Former Executive Director and Past President)
Kelvin Long completed a BEng Aerospace Engineering and Msc Astrophysics, both from the University of London. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Physics, Fellow Royal Astronomical Society, Fellow The British Interplanetary Society, for which he previously served as the Chief Editor of the technical publication, The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), which is the oldest astronautical journal in the world. He is also a Member The Mars Society, Member The Planetary Society, Associate Member The International Association of Astronomical Artists and a Member of the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society. Kelvin has published dozens of technical papers in JBIS, Acta Astronautica, Space Chronicles and other commercial productions, many of which are on the subject of Interstellar flight. He is also an author, with his book “Deep Space Propulsion: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight”, published by Springer-Praxis, being one of the few text books on the subject ever produced. He was the main founder and creator behind the theoretical design study of an interstellar probe, Project Icarus, serving as its first Project Leader and is currently a Senior Designer within the team, and was one of the co-founders for the non-profit organization Icarus Interstellar, for which he had served as Vice President during the first year of operation, among other roles. Kelvin has been inspired by the achievements of Project Apollo and the writing of authors like Arthur C. Clarke and has declared it a personal goal to work towards the fulfilment of an interstellar capable society before the year 2100. His various initiatives, writing, projects all work towards this goal by catalysing people and ideas. He has appeared and consulted on several documentaries including Going to the Stars produced by Christian Darkin, Evacuate Earth produced by Atlas Media for National Geographic Television, Fight for Space produced by Paul Hildebrandt. He has appeared on the Austrian radio station FM4 and the Space Boffins Podcast, and the Space Show and talking about interstellar travel. He is also the Managing Director and founder of his own Scientific consultancy company, Stellar Engines Ltd. He currently sits on the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Initiative Project Starshot. Kelvin also served as the Executive Director for the first five years of the i4is and later served as the company President.
Dr. Remo Garattini, PhD
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze Applicate
INFN Sez. di Milano,
Universita' degli Studi di Bergamo
Marshall is a physicist with extensive experience in areas including experimental General Relativity, geophysics and planetary physics, and radio interferometry. He has founded and managed a number of high-technology startups primarily in the area of high-speed data transport. Marshall has a wide range of experience working with Internet protocols for video transmission and other broadcast and multicast applications.
Marshall's research interests include the global scale normal modes of oceans and atmospheres, the orbital and rotational dynamics of terrestrial planets and asteroids, and the existence of nearby nomadic planets as possible targets for interstellar exploration.
Marshall has worked at NASA researching in the field of geodynamics. His research into accurately predicting the orientation of the Earth is currently being used by NASA's JPL to provide operational calibrations for spacecraft navigation. He assisted with the setting up of a US Navy team which still plays a crucial role in accounting for General Relativity when calibrating GPS clocks.
He is also a member of the “Roadmap to Ocean Worlds” committee, which is advising NASA on its new initiative to search for life in the ice-covered oceans being found in the outer Solar System.
Since 2012 he has been exploring the economic possibilities of using nanospacecraft for both Earth observations and deep space economic prospecting; he founded a company, Asteroid Initiatives, to pursue these and other space research opportunities.
In his consulting work, he has had a wide variety of experience, including preparing and making presentations before C-level executives at Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 Corporations and carrying out strategic network design for these companies.