- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Engineering, robotics, design
Search for Life in Earth's Atmosphere
Such a project would include the design and testing of a miniature Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer for integration in a 1U CubeSat to be sent into Earth's atmosphere to search for microbial life forms at different elevations. In addition to the design of the apparatus, software development would need to take place to interpret the data and determine when results imply life in the atmosphere.
Planning and Collaboration of a Robot with Two Arms
Such a project would looks at the design of a robot with two arms, like a human, and then developing software to perform task planning and cooperation between the two robot arms to effectively execute a task.