United Arab Emirates University
ASCENDx Summit 21 October: Space Traffic Management Diverse Dozen
Dr. Aquib Moin holds an MSc in Radio Astronomy & Space Science from Sweden and a PhD in Astrophysics from Australia. At present, he works as a Senior Scientist at the National Space Science & Technology Centre (NSSTC) and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, UAE University (UAEU). His primary domain of interest is Observational Radio Astronomy, but he is leading projects in other areas of Space Science as well.
He is currently the Project Scientist for the UAEU Radio-Array Astronomical & Space Science Observatory project (Radio Astronomy, Space Situational Awareness) and Principal Investigator for various Astronomy research projects such as: Observational studies of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and their possible association with Binary Black Hole mergers; Observational studies of Radio Transients and Space-borne Cosmic-ray detector. For his work, he makes use of data from world class instruments such as NASA’s Fermi (gamma-ray) and Swift (X-ray) satellites, VLA, ATCA (radio), GROND (optical) and others.
He is a member of the Emirates Space Innovation Group (ESIG) and works regularly with the UAE Space Agency and Muhammad Bin Rashid Space Centre – UAE on various space-related initiatives. He is an active and well-known member of UAE’s growing Space Science community. Within the framework of his projects, he is involved in collaborative work with colleagues at Curtin University | MWA, CSIRO, (Australia), University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre (USA), Max Planck Institute (Germany), Goonhilly Earth Station (UK), Interagency Operations Advisory Group (IOAG), and Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
The scope of his work involves scientific observations and measurements, Astronomy & Space Science instrumentation, project design and operations, data analysis and interpretation. More recently, he also had extended engagement in academic activities such as program and course development for space science degrees at the UAE University.
Over the past 15 years, he has been part of several esteemed research groups and projects around the world. He has previously been affiliated with New York University (AD)/NASA’s CDSCC-JPL/Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (USA), University of Johannesburg (South Africa), Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (China), Australia Telescope National Facility, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/Curtin University (Australia), Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Netherlands), Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden)
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