Postdoctoral Research Associate in Space Circular Economy

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Apr 2024

27 Mar 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

DURHAM UNIVERSITY
Research Field

Computer science
Engineering
Engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

United Kingdom
Application Deadline

17 Apr 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Other
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the research project, "Evaluation of Space Debris and Its Potential Usage for a Circular Space Economy".

The project will focus on developing optimal circular-economy pathway for end-of-life satellites and space debris considering the best-use configuration among various alternative potential usage. Specifically, you will work on material characterisation and value assessment and cost modelling of space-based objects and space debris.

This will involve:

  • Determining the aggregate material content of the space-based objects leading to the development of a catalogue of material composition of satellites
  • Developing material degradation models and estimating the material properties based on life and degradation.
  • Developing machine learning models to predict the material content and properties for other satellites for which data is not available.
  • Determining the total value of individual parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies and the material content
  • Developing cost models to estimate the processing costs for different applications- in-orbit servicing, in-space manufacturing, manufacturing for Space and logistics back to earth for use in earth.
  • Determining the value of reusing, recycling, remanufacturing of parts and materials for different applications- in-orbit servicing, in-space manufacturing, manufacturing for Space

  • Requirements
    Additional Information
    Work Location(s)
    Number of offers available
    1
    Company/Institute
    DURHAM UNIVERSITY
    Country
    United Kingdom
    City
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Geofield


    Where to apply
    Website

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/368169/postdoctoral-resear…

    Contact
    City

    Durham, United Kingdom

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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