Ph.D. Student Opportunity in Regolith Processes

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Current state: Approved
City: College Park
State/Province: Maryland
Country: USA
Contact Person: Christine Hartzell
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Maryland
Application Due Date: Tuesday, December 31 2019

Two funded research assistantships are available for students pursuing graduate studies at the University of Maryland, working with Dr. Christine Hartzell. One project will focus on triboelectric charging of lunar regolith and exploration vehicles.   A second project will focus on the influence of magnetic forces on avalanches on metallic asteroids with remnant magnetic fields. Both projects will have a strong emphasis on computational modeling, with experimental validation of models following in later years. Students with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, math or engineering are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Dr. Hartzell at  [email protected] . UMD is located 15mins from NASA Goddard and 30mins from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, making it a rich location for collaborative planetary science research.