The DORIS_Net East Midlands RCO Team

Meet the team

The DORIS_Net RCO is a collaboration between core G-STEP staff and University expertise providing access to world renowned cutting edge Earth Observation research.

DORIS_Net RCO Core Personnel:

Mrs Svetlana Zolotikova

Mrs Svetlana Zolotikova

Project Manager for European Collaborations

Regional Contact Office

Svetlana brings to the DORIS_Net RCO team fifteen years of experience in EC Research Project Management and International Relations gained at the Russian Academy of Science and the French National Centre for Science Research (CNRS). Svetlana holds a masters degree in Language Sciences and Scientific Writing from Russia and France.


G-STEP Departmental Collaboration:

Professor Alan Wells

G-STEP Professor Alan Wells

Emeritus Professor and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow
Department of Physics and Astronomy

In 1995 Professor Wells was appointed as the Founding Director of the University of Leicester’s Space Research Centre, a position which he held until 2003. He was also instrumental in the development and creation of the National Space Centre, Leicester’s £56million flagship Millennium project, where he remains a Non-Executive Director. During his time at Leicester, Professor Wells worked on ten space missions including NASA’s SWIFT mission to observe gamma ray bursts.  Professor Wells is now the NEREUS Representative for the East Midlands Region.

Mr Rhys Cowsill

Mr Rhys Cowsill

G-STEP Business Manager


Enterprise and Business Development

Rhys Cowsill is the G-STEP Business Manager and has oversight of the RCO activities. His job is to liaise with business partners and to forge links between them and the University of Leicester’s research and technology experts.

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