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Lauren S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


I have degrees in chemical engineering, earth & planetary science, and aerospace engineering, but my work also intersects mechanical engineering, materials science, and environmental engineering. I welcome opportunities across these fields.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Variable Emissivity Thermal Management Panels for Small Satellites

Satellites experience a wide range of temperatures in orbit that can affect the operation of sensitive components. Keeping the temperature inside the satellite constant is thus critical. Having an electronic panel that can change emissivity (how much radiation is absorbed vs. reflected) would provide a low-power, cost-effective, and adaptive (e.g. changing in response to the environment) solution for satellite thermal management.

Coding skills

Matlab, Python, R, VBA

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