Research and Scholarly Activity
My current research focuses on space systems engineering, particularly on technologies and knowledge that would help us "tame the space environment", as we wander further into our solar system. My work focuses on understanding the space environment (radiation, lunar dust, plasma, and micrometeorites and space debris primarily, with some focus on atmospheric effects and lunar and Martian resources). Armed with this understanding, I work on developing technologies that can help us and our infrastructure survive the environment. These range from dust and space debris mitigation technologies, to radiation detection techniques, to in-situ resource utilization.
There are two secondary areas of research that I also tip my feet into every now and then. First, on the industry side, I have been involved on R&D work focused on developing AI-based tools in the defence and space sector. Second, having worked as an educator for many years I have a few active long term projects focused on developing open educational content.
Past Research Projects
I am still in the process of setting up my research activities, but you can see some of the past projects I have worked on at the linked below.
ITN WALL: Micromagnetic simulation and analytical modeling of magnetic domain wall motion in nanostructures
Space4Health Team Project, ISU SSP 14: Supporting public health during disasters and the public health impact of fracking
Surrogate Mixtures for Aerospace Fuels: A computational approach to formulating mixtures that can mimic properties of aerospace fuels
System Modeling of Space Launch Systems: Conceptual design and preliminary sizing of space launch and propulsion systems
Space Safety and Sustainability: Active debris removal using modified launch vehicle upper stages - on-orbit servicing studies - space debris mitigation and small satellites - risks of a one way human mission to Mars