UKSEDS invites you to take part in the Student Space Symposium on October 10th 2020. The symposium is a virtual event that provides students the opportunity to write and present space-related papers to an audience of their peers and be published in the symposium proceedings. The best submissions will also be published in an issue of the Journal of the BIS (JBIS).
Broadcast live throughout the day from across the country, our speakers will present their papers and then answer questions put to them by you.
Myles is a PhD student at UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Myles is researching prolonged field care (prehospital health in remote environments with limited accessibility and resources) in collaboration with Remote Area Risk International and the Ministry of Defence, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. Myles is a coordinator of UCL Space Health Risks Research Group and is leading the first UK pilot analogue research mission.
11:25 | Claudio Rapisarda, Investigation of ESA’S RAM-EP Intake via Direct Simulation Monte Carlo.
Claudio has recently graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester, where he has actively engaged with several aerospace projects and societies. He was the Mission Analysis and GCS Engineer in the Manchester CubeSat Research Group, Student Representative at the Manchester branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Descent Control Engineer in the Manchester CanSat Group, Industrial Liaison at the Aerospace Society and member of MANSEDS. For his research thesis, Claudio undertook a design and optimisation investigation on passive intakes of Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion systems; this involved the implementation of analytical models as well as the use of Direct-Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC). Claudio is now studying a MSc in Space Engineering at the Technical University of Delft and is an active member of Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE).
11:40 | Wojciech Jerzy Stogowski, Oasis on Enceladus?.
I have just finished my Bsc degree in planetary science and astronomy with Open University. I am originally from Poland and moved to U.K. in 2005. Space and science are the areas of my passion and keen interest.
My name is Hari Prakash. MSc in Advanced Robotics student from Queen Mary University of London where I focus my research project on soft robotics. I have always been fascinated in space science and robotics since I was young. With the passion and interest I have towards these fields, I aim to someday develop biologically inspired soft robots for space exploration particularly the Red Planet.
I am a recent graduate from the University of Bristol where I completed a BSc in Physics and Philosophy, with a particular focus on the interaction between the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind. During my studies, I was drawn to the problems faced by any Grand Unified Theory that aims to reconcile Quantum Mechanics with General Relativity, and sought to approach this issue from a wider philosophical perspective which calls into question traditional assumptions about the nature of time and causality as being necessarily linear. To this end, I have a deep fascination with so-called ‘imaginary numbers’ and the role that they may play in the generation of wormholes, external reality itself (through superstring theory and Bohmian mechanics), conscious experience and holographic memory; as well as the metaphysical implications that arise from such models.
Additionally, I have a keen interest in politics, history, religion and anthropology. I am currently studying an MSc in International Relations at the University of Bristol with the aim of becoming more informed about the consequences of globalisation, the rise of China as a superpower and the future that awaits humanity following the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its invention of technology previously confined to science-fiction, such as biotechnology capable of uniting human minds with Artificial Intelligence or the seemingly gravity-warping UFOs that the Pentagon has recently released videos of.
Alexander is a third-year integrated masters student at Durham University studying physics and taking optional modules in Condensed Matter Physics and Planets & Cosmology. Currently the team leader of the research group working on a project to investigate Near-Field Acoustic Levitation in hypergravity conditions for the European Space Agency’s Academy.
Jochem is a third-year integrated masters student at Durham University studying physics & astronomy and taking optional modules in Theoretical Physics and Planets & Cosmology. Currently one of the core team members of the research group working on a project to investigate Near-Field Acoustic Levitation in hypergravity conditions for the European Space Agency’s Academy.
Paolo is a third-year integrated masters student at Durham University studying physics & astronomy and taking optional modules in Modern Atomic and Optical Physics as well as Planets & Cosmology. He is currently one of the core team members of the research group working on a project to investigate Near-Field Acoustic Levitation in hyper-gravity conditions for the European Space Agency’s Academy.
Eva is a third year Maths and Physics BSc student at the University of Bristol.
She grew up between France and England, learning various languages along the way, such as Russian and Polish.
Having completed work experience at the Observatoire de Meudon, Eva aims to pursue a career in scientific research, whilst being able to meet and work with people from all over the world.
Ben is a recent University of Bristol graduate in Physics, soon to enrol at Cranfield University for a master’s degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering. Having completed a summer internship with The Open University in using artificial intelligence to identify and classify urban vegetation, he is presenting research on the suitability of neural network architectures for use with satellite data to classify urban landcover types. A fan of all things space, Ben is looking to pursue a research career in rocketry or human spaceflight.
Applied Meteorology and Climatology postgraduate masters student at the University of Birmingham. Previously completed a BSc Hons in Mathematics at the University of Glasgow. My research interests are centred around satellite data and its uses for both meteorology and climate change. However, I also have a keen interest in chaos theory and wrote my undergraduate thesis on fractals and the Mandelbrot set. I have a strong passion for science communication and have volunteered for a science communication group for around 2/3 years.
Elias Aoubala is a 4th year Meng Aeronautical Engineering Student at the University of Glasgow. Having previously developed a Nitrous Oxide catalytic igniter as part of his Carnegie Summer Scholarship Program, Elias has developed a great interest into space and launch vehicle propulsion systems and hence aims to become a propulsion engineer when he graduates. He is Currently developing his own ‘Augmented Spark Igniter’ and larger ‘Water-cooled’ 50 Newton Engine intended to be tested nearing the end of the year and is also a member of GU Rocketry’s Propulsion team developing the feed system for the 500 Newton ‘Chimera 1 Hybrid Engine’. He attends the fortnightly Astro Agency’s ‘SpaceBar’ discussion panel to meet and engage with others with similar space interests. His current academic interests are the development of a lightweight ‘high-flow’ Piston-Pump and resonant igniter for rocket propulsion systems.
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