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