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We have 29 Space Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Space Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 29 Space Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

High precision time-resolved thrust measurement and Two-dimensional plasma plume diagnostics

Supervisory Team: Min Kwan Kim (80%) / Alexander Wittig (20%). Project description. This exciting PhD project offers a unique opportunity to develop a high precision time-resolved thrust balance and optical diagnostics to characterise the spatial distribution of plasma plume generated by a plasma thruster. Read more

The Largest Survey of the Hard X-ray Sky - Ever!

Supervisory Team: Tony Bird. Project description. When viewed through hard X-ray instruments, the sky gives an ever-changing view of the most energetic and explosive processes in the universe. Read more

Utilize Martian resources for future exploration: Develop a game-changing plasma-based ISRU system

Supervisory Team.   Min Kwan Kim (80%) / Alexander Wittig (20%). Project description. This exciting PhD project offers a unique opportunity to develop a high-efficiency, all-in-one in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) system for future crewed Mars missions. Read more

Unlocking the Future of High-Capacity Ground-to-Satellite Communications

Supervisory Team: Dr. Kyle Bottrill, Dr. Yongmin Jung, and Prof. Periklis Petropoulos . Project Description. High-capacity ground-to-satellite communications have long relied on microwaves for data transmission, as they have since the very first communications satellites were launched. Read more

Concept Mission Design for Hex-Sats to detect biological agents from VLEO

Supervisory Team:  Dr Alexander Wittig, Dr Minkwan Kim. Project description. In this PhD, we will develop a complete mission concept for satellites to detect the release of biological agents on the ground through constant monitoring from space. Read more

Investigation of the potential of using magnetic reconnection as the method of acceleration within spacecraft propulsion

Supervisory Team.   Dr Charlie Ryan, Dr Alex Wittig. Project description. This PhD project will aim to investigate the potential of using magnetic reconnection within a plasma propulsion thruster for spacecraft, and exciting and novel topic within the field. Read more

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