Looking for an exciting BSc. or MSc. project? These are some of the possibilities within my group:

  • Experimentally study how quickly molecular biosignatures are destroyed on the heavily irradiated surface of Europa
  • Develop and test space instruments to look for signs of life in Venus’ atmosphere or on the surfaces of icy moons
  • Investigate how particle bombardment forms tholins on icy Kuiper Belt Objects
  • Compute how long prebiotic molecules will survive in interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua
  • Analyse the sublimation of ice in the lab to unravel the outgassing behaviour of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • Search for the building blocks of life around protostars with the ALMA telescope
  • In the laboratory, determine how noble gases are distributed throughout protoplanetary disks and contribute to planetary atmospheres
  • Simulate comet impacts and volatile distribution on the Moon
  • Determine the effect of and policies for the disposal of satellite constellations