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Personal Statement

Ruaridh is a Research Associate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a research focus on network analysis, consensus optimisation and swarm engineering. These foundations have found applications in wide variety of networked systems from brain connectomes, to starling flocks and multiple UAV control.

His research and studies have always been closely aligned with space technology and applications. Delivering horizon scanning for the UK Space Agency by assessing the potential of future space technology and applications, as well as managing and taking a technical lead in developing an experiment that was launched on a sounding rocket as part of ESA's REXUS programme. Other space related work has included leading the thermal analysis of the UK's first CubeSat and founding a student space organisation at the University of Strathclyde, StrathSEDS. 

He is currently developing Space Horizons, a fast-paced card game about future space technologies and missions, in association with the UK Space Agency.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

30 Sep 200826 Jun 2013

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Projects 2013 2019

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Clark, Ruaridh

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. & Clark, R.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 9 Paper
  • 3 Conference contribution book
  • 3 Article

Analysis of responsive satellite manoeuvres using graph theoretical techniques

McGrath, C. N., Clark, R. A. & Macdonald, M., 16 Jul 2019. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Group chase and escape with prey's anti-attack behavior

Zhang, S., Liu, M., Lei, X., Yang, P., Huang, Y. & Clark, R., 25 Oct 2019, In : Physics Letters A. 383, 30, 8 p., 125871.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy levels


Methodologies for scalable and responsive swarms and networked systems

Author: Clark, R., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Macdonald, M. (Supervisor) & (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


2013 IAC Student Paper Competition

Ruaridh Clark (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Engineering Leadership Advanced Award

Ruaridh Clark (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Network Influence based Classification and Comparison of Neurological Conditions

Ruaridh Clark (Speaker)
4 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Using Networks for Constellation Responsiveness, Resilience, and Data Routing

Ruaridh Clark (Speaker), Ciara McGrath (Speaker), Christopher Lowe (Speaker)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk