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PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey

I currently work as a postgraduate researcher at the Surrey Space Centre. After receiving my master’s in Spacecraft Engineering, I was awarded a studentship by the University of Surrey’s Doctoral College to study for my PhD in plasma spacecraft propulsion.

I spent three months developing and testing a 3D printed liquid rocket engine for Rocket Factory Augsburg in Germany, before returning to the UK to continue study towards my PhD. My research covers ceramic 3D printing of electric plasma thrusters for spacecraft as well as novel microwave plasma propulsion technologies. My work focuses on the conceptualization, development and testing of such systems as well as their eventual integration into the commercial space sector.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    PhD, University of Surrey
  • 2021–2021
    Propulsion Development Engineering Intern, Rocket Factory Augsburg

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Southampton, MEng, Aeronautics & Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering