PhD Students

The following PhD scholarships have commenced. Their topics cover a variety of SmartSat CRC’s strategic and priority research areas ranging from Space IoT communications through to AI-powered autonomous operations in space. The majority of the PhD thesis topics have one or more industry partners to support the practical application of the proposed thesis topic, demonstrating SmartSat’s commitment to fostering Australia’s space industry through building strong linkages between academia and industry.

A Bettens

Anne Bettens

Autonomous navigation of satellites for space exploration

University of Sydney

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Benjamin Dix-Matthews

Phase- and spatial-stabilisation system development

University of Western Australia

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Skevos Karpathakis

Communications engineering, phase- and spatial-stabilisation system development

University of Western Australia

Mohamed Shehata

Mohamed Shehata

Potentials and Limitations of the IEEE 802.15.3d Standard for Terahertz Satellite Communications

University of Adelaide

Harikesh Singh

Harikesh Singh

An Empirical and Dynamic tool for Prediction of Forest Fire Spread Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Technique

University of the Sunshine Coast

K Thangavel

Kathiravan Thangavel

Artificial Intelligence for Distributed Satellite Systems Autonomous Operations: An Integrated Approach to Space and Control Segments Co-Evolution

RMIT University

Brandon Victor

Brandon Victor

Using Satellite Data to Locate and Phenotype Plants from Space

La Trobe University

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Ahsan Waqas

Distributed Beamforming for Satellite Applications

University of South Australia

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Liang Zhao

Satellite image-based smoke detection for bush fire detection

University of South Australia

Sai Vallapureddy

Sai Vallapureddy

A Machine Learning Based Solution for Space Situational Awareness and Space Sustainability

RMIT University

Emily Ahern

Emily Ahern

Compact Clock for Small Satellite Applications

University of Adelaide