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About the Project

The Space Systems Laboratory (http://ssg.group.shef.ac.uk/ssg2013/index.htm) in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield is a world leading centre in advanced analytical/numerical modelling, analysis of high-resolution observations obtained by cutting-edge ground and space based instruments, shock physics and space weather prediction. It is actively involved in several current and past missions, such as the European Space Agency’s Venus Express and Cluster missions. A successful candidate would work closely with the group on a research topic focused on analysis of data collected by spacecraft, to better understand the interaction of the Sun with the bodies in the solar system. For example, this could include collisionless shocks, plasma processes related to planetary atmospheric evolution and novel approaches to measurement.

Relevant papers:

https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-29-639-2011

https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA026223

https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025644

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/scholarships


Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project.
We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (1st) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution.
Knowledge of at least one of the following fields would be beneficial, but not necessarily required for research students to work in this field.
• Plasma Physics
• Electromagnetic theory
• Systems modelling
• Signal processing
Full details of how to apply can be found here:
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