Dr Leigh Fletcher awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship

2 November 2012

Dr Leigh Fletcher, currently Violette and Samuel Glasstone Science Fellow (Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics), has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the 2012 round which he plans to take up in January 2013.

Leigh obtained his DPhil here in Oxford in 2007 and then held a post-doctoral position at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, USA before moving back to Oxford in 2010 to take up his Glasstone Fellowship. Leigh's research studies the structure and dynamics of the atmospheres of gas giant planets, both in our Solar System and orbiting other stars. He makes use of remote sensing observations from spacecraft (such as NASA's Cassini orbiter) and ground-based telescopes, under the title "Exploring the mysteries of the giant planets in our solar system and beyond".