About the Scholarship An exciting PhD scholarship opportunity is available for cutting-edge research into addressing Lunar Dust Mitigation Challenges. Working within Swinburne's world-leading research team for Science, Engineering and Technology, the candidate will focus on the urgent requirement to address this challenge by developing sustainable and innovative solutions for future space exploration.
Lunar dust and Martian dust are one of the major challenges and the number one environmental problem for interspatial colonization and travelling. The Apollo missions were famously riddled with issues from the Lunar dust. The dust is formed from continuous high energy impacts from micrometeorites and each of the layers have several metres of thickness. As Lunar dust resides in near- vacuum conditions, the grain surfaces are very reactive, sharp and pointy. The lack of gravity, or the existence of microgravity, they stuck easily to spacesuits, can clog mechanical joints and restricting movement. As space agencies across the world consider more crewed mission to the moon, removing lunar dust is one of the critical challenge for future space exploration.
About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:
Qualifications A Bachelor degree honours and/or a research master's degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic (or equivalent).
About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:
The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.
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Applications Close: Tuesday 31 January 2023, 5pm
Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.
Diversity and Inclusion Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website
We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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