OUR TEAM

Meet the people behind the research

James McKevitt

Co-Executive Director

I am a co-executive director and simulation engineer at Conex Research. I am excited by the upward trend in the ambition of L-class missions, seen most clearly in the Dragonfly quadcopter mission to Titan. I have learnt a lot about how much a group of people working internationally - all simply motivated by doing something positive in the space - can do, and how to deal with the organic growth of such a new and exciting initiative. Conex has allowed me to meet people from a wide range of disciplines, and understand the different approaches to space mission design taken across the world.

James McKevitt

Co-Executive Director

Christina Bornberg

Co-Executive Director

I am an electronics engineer and project manager at Conex Research and lead the Instruments and Data Science division. The most exciting thing for me about space is that we can learn about our own planet by visiting other celestial bodies. Through Conex I have been able to apply my electronics and data science skills to the aerospace field. I learnd a lot about scientific instruments and their data, planetary science and space missions like Cassini-Huygens which visited Saturn and Titan as well as Voyager 2, which was so far the only spacecraft visiting Neptune and Triton. I like Conex because it's a nice environment to learn something new together with people from all over the place with different educational backgrounds and get mentored by people from academia and industry that we frequently invite to our sessions to give lectures, answer questions and give feedback.

Christina Bornberg

Co-Executive Director

Jack Kent

Operations Director

I'm the Operations Director at Conex, overseeing IT, HR, and compliance. Currently I study Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Loughborough University, where I'm also the Vice Chair of Loughborough Space, a student-lead rocketry team currently manufacturing a hybrid rocket engine. I love Conex's unique position that allows it to attract members from across the globe, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, to collaborate towards a single shared interest.

Jack Kent

Operations Director

Tom Dixon

Lead Designer

I am a designer at Conex Research and lead the Computer-Aided Design and Visualise division. I am excited about the future of space in context to the ever-growing commercial applications and opportunities through cheaper payload to orbit launchers. At Conex, I developed my abilities in visualisation through graphics and rendering of our mission, and speed forming in computer-aided design has helped me become a better and more capable modeler, and I have been pushed to learn new software and expand my horizons in the variety of applications I use.

Tom Dixon

Lead Designer

Shayne Beegadhur

Propulsion Lead

I am a propulsion and power systems engineer at Conex Research and lead the Propulsion Division. I am hopeful for a future where we create an orbit that serves all humanity whilst extending our reach throughout the solar system. At Conex, I have developed my skills to use specialist software such as AGI STK to inform propulsion systems requirements. It has been a great opportunity to explore the use of computational engineering. Additionally, I have met so many wonderful and knowledgeable people. Equally, everyone at Conex is curious and constantly trying to grow their understanding of various disciplines. Conex has allowed me to better communicate with industry professionals so that I can learn from them and implement those lessons in our missions.

Shayne Beegadhur

Propulsion Lead

Madalin Foghis

Business Development Lead

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Madalin Foghis

Business Development Lead

Sophie Bulla

Systems Engineering Lead

I am the lead systems engineer at Conex Research and responsible for the Arcanum Mission Analysis and Design. Bringing all the different fields of science and technology together and creating something that is bigger than the single parts fascinates me. My other passion is model-based systems engineering, because I feel that this approach to systems engineering is the future. Being part of Conex Research is the perfect opportunity for me to learn, to apply my theoretical knowledge and create something new and unique. And it is an opportunity to network and reach out to other space enthusiasts.

Sophie Bulla

Systems Engineering Lead

Kuren Patel

Systems Engineering Advisor

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Kuren Patel

Systems Engineering Advisor

Bharath Simha

Spacecraft Design Advisor

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Bharath Simha

Spacecraft Design Advisor

Eros Marcello

Trade Review Advisor

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Eros Marcello

Trade Review Advisor

Ethan Forder

Propulsion Advisor

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Ethan Forder

Propulsion Advisor

Ishaan Desai

Problem Analysis Advisor

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Ishaan Desai

Problem Analysis Advisor

Jaspreet Singh

Systems Engineer

I am an experienced vehicle designer, and part of the systems engineering team at Conex. My experience has evolved working through design gates, with cross functional teams and have delivered end products in both conceptual and production vehicle programs. I am excited about the opportunities space exploration affords us all and am interested in applying systems thinking to imagine novel mission architectures and spacecraft designs. At Conex, we are pushing the envelope in designing high value science missions and it's a great opportunity to not only learn new things but also to work along side a highly motivated and talented group of individuals.

Jaspreet Singh

Systems Engineer

Paul Wedde

Physics Advisor

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Paul Wedde

Physics Advisor

Louis Walsh

Propulsion Advisor

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Louis Walsh

Propulsion Advisor

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