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Kristan H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Engineering, robotics, design

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.

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.

Coding skills

Python, MatLab, Mathematica, C++ (Arduino)

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