PhD Candidate in Instrument prototyping for planetary (Mars) exploration
Luleå University of Technology
- 2016 Luleå University of Technology
I’m an aerospace engineer by background, currently a PhD candidate working with the group of atmospheric science, Luleå University of Technology, contributing to scientific instrument development and space education.
At INSPIRE lab, I design and develop scientific instruments and conduct calibration experiments related to HABIT/ExoMars 2020. At Mars Lab, I run Mars environment simulation tests in the new SpaceQ chamber to qualify the Engineering Quality model of HABIT and also other scientific experiments relevant to Martian phenomenon. In my office, I write articles and applications, and I often go on field site trips to validate the instruments I develop.
At the end of my master’s program, l met my current PhD supervisors and had a talk showing my interest to work on the HABIT project. Later, I was given a chance to work with the research group for about 3 months that helped me to show my skills and trust. At the end of the 3 months I was given a 4 year PhD contract. I’m glad I made the best decision without going back to my home country and sticking with what I’m best at.
Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my job!