University College London Featured PhD Programmes
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Featured PhD Programmes
University of Kent Featured PhD Programmes
Norwich Research Park Featured PhD Programmes
University of Reading Featured PhD Programmes

High-Tc Superconductor Research for Space Satellites


Project Description

The Faculties of Science and Engineering are jointly developing a space systems programme at The University of Auckland. This cross-disciplinary effort has brought together engineers and scientists interested in growing New Zealand’s expertise in space mission design, satellite construction and space science.


This project will investigate the magnetic vectoring of propulsion plumes using high-temperature superconductor units in an orbital environment. The work will involve both simulation and experimental measurements. The ideal student will have a background in applied physics, electromagnetic theory, or space engineering. Previous experience in developing space hardware is not required but it is preferred.

The PhD candidate may be enrolled under the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, as appropriate to the candidate’s interests and background.

For further information, contact:

Dr Nicholas Rattenbury (Physics) (https://www.physics.auckland.ac.nz/people/nrat001)
Dr John Cater (Engineering) (https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/j-cater)

Funding Notes

Excellent applicants for a PhD should consider applying for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship:

View Website

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.