We perform research and development of technologies and instruments which feed into the next generation of missions for space science. Our research provides developments which feed into the subject areas of astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, Earth observation and space weather.
We have a vibrant community of research staff and PhD students, and active involvement in many of the main space science missions which are currently under development. Our expertise has many applications well beyond the bounds of space science – attracting interest from a range of industrial partners.
The key elements of this research discipline are:
- The Centre for Electronic Imaging
- Space Instrumentation.
Each year we advertise typically 10 well-defined research projects and expect to recruit full-time postgraduate students to several of these projects based on performance during the interview process.
The studentships are fully funded from a variety of funding sources, including studentships in collaboration with industry through the STFC CASE programme. Part-time, self-funded postgraduate students on self-defined projects are only appointed in exceptional circumstances, where the projects closely match the interests and activities of staff members.