I received a Masters in Space Systems Engineering at the University of Southampton, before completing my PhD, titled "Advancing the Dual Reciprocating Drill Design for Efficient Planetary Subsurface Exploration" at the University of Surrey in 2016. Here, I focused on evolving the design of the biologically-inspired dual-reciprocating drill from a proof of concept test bench to an integrated system, while examining the parameters in design and operation that would optimise its performance in Mars regolith simulants.
At the Open University I am working on designing and testing hardware for the Volatiles Analyser package of the Lunar Volatiles Mobile Instrumentation (LUVMI) rover, a novel lightweight platform designed to prospect and extract volatiles from permanently shadowed regions at the lunar south pole.
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