University of Southampton

University of Southampton

University of Southampton

University Road
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

www.southampton.ac.uk

The University of Southampton is a public research university and a founding member of the Russell Group of elite British universities. It was founded in 1862 as Hartley Institution and in 1952 it received University status. Besides being recognised as one of the leading research universities in the UK, Southampton has also achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

PhD Studentship – Alternative Propellants for Gridded Ion Engines

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship sponsored by Gridded Ion Engine Standardised Electric Propulsion Platforms or GIESEPP project.  GIESEPP is an EU, Horizon 2020 funded project involving a consortium of the major European Companies involved in the development of gridded ion engines and is led by ArianeGroup.

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Our project team

Dr. Stephen Gabriel

Dr. Stephen Gabriel

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Stephen Gabriel is the Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Before joining the university he held various positions in the space industry at various places including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and British Aerospace Space Systems (now Airbus Defence and Space), working on space propulsion and space environments. He has more than 30 years of experience in electric propulsion with expertise in gridded ion engines, hollow cathodes, magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters, pulsed plasma thrusters and spacecraft plasma interactions.