The University of Auckland is developing a research programme in low delta-v spacecraft trajectory optimisation. We are looking for a PhD candidate to continue work in this area and develop our existing algorithms.
The ideal candidate will have skills or experience in:
* Spacecraft trajectory design, nonlinear dynamics, three-body dynamics,
* Applied mathematics, scientific computing, optimal control theory, optimization
* Space mission design.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these guidelines:
* Check your eligibility to take a PhD at The University of Auckland at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/applications-and-admissions/entry-requirements/postgraduate-entry-requirements/doctoral-entry-requirements.html
* Please give an outline (500 words) of your intended topic and areas of interest for doctoral study. When you detail your research interest, please ensure you succinctly record:
---- The area of research which particularly interests you.
---- Why you have chosen this area.
---- What you hope to achieve during your studies at the University of Auckland.
---- How your proposed research relates to current and recent research in this area at the University of Auckland. See http://astrophysics-and-astronomy.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/spacecraft-trajectory-and-propulsion-research/
* Email your statement, CV and academic record (including grades and subjects) to the contacts for this position.