Professor Stephen Parkes FREng
Chief Technology Officer, STAR-Dundee Ltd
Professor Stephen Parkes is an outstanding engineer and world-leading expert in spacecraft onboard data handling and processing technology. He developed and established the SpaceWire and SpaceFibre standards that are now used in hundreds of spacecraft monitoring the Earth and exploring our solar system and the universe. A University of Dundee Professor of Spacecraft Electronic Systems and Director of the Space Technology Centre until 2019, he founded STAR-Dundee Ltd in 2002, where he is now Chief Technology Officer. Professor Parkes is passionate about promoting engineering within the UK and received the Saltire Society Fletcher of Saltoun Award for outstanding contributions to science.