Project Scientists

Dr Chun Keat Yew

Dr Chun Keat YewPostdoctoral researcher, School of Environment Sciences, University of Hull

The National Space Academy Project Scientists are space industry professionals who help us to provide context to the work we do. They give their time as an in-kind contribution from their organisations.

There are lots of routes into a career in the space sector. Chun completed his Primary, Secondary and College education in Malaysia before coming over to the UK for University. Chun studied for an Advanced Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in College in Malaysia and then a BEng in Electronic Engineering (Hons) and a PhD in Electronic Engineering (Nonlinear Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting in Human Movements) at the University of Hull.

Other roles and memberships
Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
STEM Ambassador

At the office
Chun's research is within the area of Remote Sensing, specifically with Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) Spectrometry in areas such as Oil and Gas, Precision Farming/Agritech, Urban Heat Islands and Unmanned Aerial Systems / Vehicles (UAS/UAV).

As a Project Scientist for the National Space Academy Chun has supported us on our programmes in China and our Careers Conferences at the National Space Centre.

Away from the office
Chun is a certified Drone (0-20kg) Pilot and also spends a lot of time playing Badminton.

We asked Chun...

Given the chance, would you go to space?
YES!!!

What's the best thing about being a Project Scientist with the National Space Academy?
Being exposed to projects that matter, because Education to our young generation matters.