Role: Camera AIV management
Dr. Bart Vandenbussche (MSc Informatics, 1995; PhD in Astrophysics, 2002) is Research Manager Instrumentation at the Institute of Astronomy at KU Leuven. He has worked on the calibration and data analysis for ISO-SWS, Corot, and JWST-MIRI. For the Herschel-PACS project he was the Instrument Control Centre spectrometer team lead, operations ground segment system engineer and worked on instrument-level AIV, in-orbit commissioning and calibration. He is co-investigator of the ARIEL payload consortium and member of ESA’s ARIEL science advisory committee. He is a lecturer in the Master of Space Science programme: ‘Reliability of Space Systems’ and in the Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics: ‘Specialised Topics in Astronomical Techniques’. He has (co-)authored of over 100 refereed publications, with over6000 citations. Publications include papers on future missions, data mining, instrumentation, calibration, spacecraft attitude control, stellar astrophysics, astrochemistry, (exo)planets and comets.