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Personal Statement

Dr Maddock is an expert in mathematical modelling and system design optimisation for transatmospheric flight vehicles, including spaceplane-based launch systems. 

Dr Maddock received her undergraduate honours degree in 2002 in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Electronics and Systems from Carleton University in Canada. Her thesis was on the design of an optical inter-satellite link for a LEO-GEO data relay satellite system. Her doctoral research was conducted at the University of Glasgow on the dynamics, navigation and control of a spacecraft formation of solar concentrators in the proximity of an asteroid. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dr Maddock worked for the Canadian Spectrum Engineering Division analysing and designing future communications satellites, and sitting on a number of working parties within the Radiocommunications bureau of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Earth-to-space vehicle design
  • Spacecraft formation flying
  • Modelling and simulation of engineering systems
  • Satellite telecommunications
  • Evaluation and analysis of trajectory design for air/space vehicles
  • Design and analysis of proximal motion dynamics, open and closed loop control
  • Analysis and/or the development and simulation of software models
  • Consultation on the regulatory process for satellite frequency and orbital location

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Engineering, Carleton University

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 2007 2019

Open Access
optimal control
Optimal Control Problem
Nonlinear programming
Nonlinear Programming
nonlinear programming

Robust multi-objective optimisation of a descent guidance strategy for a TSTO spaceplane

Ricciardi, L. A., Maddock, C. A., Vasile, M., Stindt, T., Merrifield, J., Fossati, M., West, M., Kontis, K., Farkin, B. & McIntyre, S., 30 Sep 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Multiobjective optimization


Scramjet combustion modeling using eddy dissipation model

Author: Hoste, J. O. E., 1 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Fossati, M. (Supervisor) & Maddock, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2015 2016

  • 1 Organiser of special symposia
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

Christie Maddock (Chair)
6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia

University of Kyoto, Japan

Christie Maddock (Visiting researcher)
1 Jun 201530 Sep 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution