Undergraduate research opportunities
Every year many undergraduate students undertake research placements in the SPAT group, making invaluable contributions. We are always looking to engage UG students in our research, and these pages provide more information about how you can get involved.
Previous UROP projects in SPAT
UROP projects in SPAT in Summer 2018
|Partitioning of heat transport between ocean and atmosphere||Jack Carlin||Arnaud Czaja|
|Mirror-mode structures in the Earth's magnetosphere investigated using data from the Cluster FGM magnetometers||Han Yau Choong||Chris Carr|
|Development of magnetoresistive sensors for space weather monitoring||Claudia Cobo Torres||Chiara Palla|
|Building a database of simulations for the Forum mission||Xinmiao Hu||Helen Brindley|
|Analysis of PDRMIP solar experiments||Elliott Kasoar|
|Predicting the space weather effects of coronal mass ejections||Ronan Laker||Tim Horbury|
|Studies of oceanographical tracers||Elleanor Lamb||Heather Graven|
|Development of a magnetic moment inversion system for the screening of magnetic parts to be used in an instrument in development for the ESA JUICE Mission||Adrian Lamoury||Patrick Brown|
|Using machine learning to reduce uncertainty in climate change predictions||Gerald Lim||Peer Nowack|
|Developing a novel ozone parameterization to speed up climate change simulations||Qing Yee Ellie Ong|
|ITCZ shifts in an intermediate complexity atmospheric model||Burhanuddin Pisavadi||Arnaud Czaja|
|Mirror-mode structures in the Earth's magnetosphere investigated using data from the Cluster FGM magnetometers||Jiatianfu Qu||Chris Carr|
|The intertropical convergence zone in past and future climates||Rhidian Thomas|
|Study on SFG in the ocean||Henry Throp||Heather Graven|
|Analysing data from the Helios Solar Mission to explore the process of magnetic reconnection||Hanae Tilquin||Jonathan Eastwood|
|SPAT UROP projects summer 2018|
Opportunities to pursue UROP placements in SPAT in summer 2019 will be placed here.
Data analysis of JUICE magnetometer ground test campaign
Description We are developing a magnetometer instrument that will fly on ESA’s JUICE space mission to the Jupiter system in 2022. Arriving at Jupiter in 2030 it will make a tour of the Galilean moons Callisto, Europa and Ganymede. The magnetometer measures the local magnetic field vector and will be used to confirm the presence on oceans buried underneath the lunar surface.
An integral part of delivering a space qualified instrument is the extensive test campaign that is undertaken on ground before launch. We are offering projects to support this test campaign. Key tasks will include:
• Analyse the susceptibility of fluxgate magnetometers to a high frequency radiated B-field.
• Analysis of magnetometer data taken during the on-ground test campaign including performance testing EMC, thermal vacuum and calibration tests
• Work with the engineers to troubleshoot anomalous data
• Support and help improve general laboratory test activities
Successful candidates will work closely with the engineering team at the Space Magnetometer Laboratory which has a high international profile having been responsible to instrumentation for many ESA and NASA missions including Ulysses, Cassini, and Rosetta.
Skills and experience Some experience of coding is necessary, preferably in MATLAB. Hands on experience with electronics and/or instrumentation hardware is also desirable. The candidate must be enthusiastic about instrumentation and be willing to work as part of the team to help deliver a successful test campaign.
For more information, contact Richard Baughen.