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Dr Danielle George

Dr Danielle Kettle


Senior Lecturer

Room Number: E13b [Sackville Street Building]
Tel: +44(0)161 306 4796
Email: Danielle.George@manchester.ac.uk


Professional biography

Danielle grew up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and attended a mixed Comprehensive School where she passed with A-levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Astrophysics at The University of Liverpool before starting an MSc in Radio Astronomy at The University of Manchester based at Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO).

During her MSc studies Danielle realised her passion for practical based experiments and started to work at JBO, as an RF engineer, directly after her MSc studies. During her working career at JBO she also completed a PhD programme with UMIST. She worked at JBO as a senior microwave engineer until 2006 when she took up a lectureship post in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  

She enjoys the teaching aspects and lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. To date most of her research and development work has been carried out on a variety of aspects relating to ultra low noise receivers for radio astronomy. This has included the following:

  • Microwave and millimetre wave MMIC design
  • Millimetre was radiometer development and characterisation
  • Low Noise HEMT parameter extraction and modelling
  • Cryogenic LNA and radiometer applications

She is heavily involved in the next generation of astronomical instrument called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).