The University of Auckland is developing micro-thruster systems for small and nano satellites. We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on creating new and developing existing thruster systems that are suitable for use within constrained satellite mass, volume and power budgets.
Recent advances in computing technology, cloud computing and high-performance computing are paralleled with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and significant investment in the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme and its Sentinel satellite missions.
Mitigating or slowing down global warming is one of the primary challenges humankind faces in the 21st century. Globally we are already approaching a warming mark of 1°C and we are seeing effects, such as droughts, reduced snowpack, and increased forest fires.