Neil Lonie


Neil Lonie is responsible for management of the University’s Satellite Receiving Station. The Station is one of a range of high-technology facilities funded by NERC and provides data reception, archiving and dissemination services for Earth Observation satellites. The data are used to support research across a wide range of environmental science areas. His duties include supervision of operations and staff, primary contact for users, partner groups, funding body, etc., system maintenance, coordination and participation in development activities including antenna system design, manufacture and installation, finance management, preparation of NERC reports, funding bids, project proposals etc.

  • BSc 2.1 Honours “Electrical and Electronic Engineering”, 1986, Dundee College of Technology

1988-Present: Satellite Receiving Station, School of Computing, University of Dundee

Scientific Officer/Station Manager at the Satellite Receiving Station.

1986-1988: Graduate Trainee/Resource Engineer, British Steel Corporation

Followed graduate training programme and appointed as Resource Engineer at Port Talbot, South Wales steel works. Available for assignments throughout the works. Primarily involved with installation and maintenance of industrial control systems.

1981-1986: Engineering Industries Training Board Parts 1 & 2

Industrial training components of degree course, comprising:

  • Apr-Sep 1984: NCR, Dundee, Component Evaluation Department.

  • Apr-Sep 1983: Hughes Microelectronics, Glenrothes, Hybrid Thick Film Department.

  • 1981-1982: Kingsway Technical College, day release course covering electrical and electronic practical work, sheet metal fabrication, welding and machine shop work, etc.