David L Clements Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David L Clements

Senior Lecturer
Imperial College London

I am an observational astrophysicist at Imperial College London. My main areas of research are extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology. I've been involved wiht the Herschel and Planck missions for over 10 years and have been working in the area of infrared astronomy since I started my PhD. I also write science fiction!

Subjects: Physics


David L. Clements is a Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department of Imperial College London. He has a degree in physics and a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College. He has worked at Oxford University, The European Southern Observatory Headquarters, near Munich, the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, near Paris, and at Cardiff University. His research is in the broad areas of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology, specialising in studies of dust in galaxies and the role that dusty galaxies play in galaxy formation and evolution. He has worked on the Herschel and Planck missions as Manager of the London Planck Analysis Centre, and head of the Herschel Data Processing and Science Analysis Software Centre London. As an infrared astronomer he has used data from all the major infrared satellite missions, from IRAS to Herschel, and many ground based telescopes. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers and also writes science fiction stories and popular science articles, which have been published in Analog, Nature Futures and Astronomy Now, among others.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise


Personal Interests

    Astrophysics, science fiction, writing, reading, walking, wine, whisky, travel


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 Featured Title - Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat - 1st Edition book cover


BBC Local Radio appearances

By: David L Clements
Subjects: Biomedical Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics

I'm being interviewed by a number of BBC Local Radio stations on Wednesday 26th November.

The interviews are about the link between science fiction and technology and how science fiction has, and continues to, inspire technology. I've been asked along as someone who works in science but also writes SF.

The interviews are connected to the British Film Institute's Days of Fear and Wonder Sccience Fiction season.


The Herschel Space Observatory

Published: Nov 04, 2010

An interview about the Herschel Space Observatory