Defence, Science and Technology Group / University of South Australia
Franke Agenbag holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering from the University of South Australia (Uni SA), with First-Class Honours. In her Honours research, Agenbag used liquid lens technology to overcome depth-of-field limitations by electronically adjusting the focus without requiring any mechanical movement. This technology, launching onboard Defence, Science & Technology Groups (DSTG) Buccaneer Main Mission CubeSat, is the first demonstration of its kind globally. Currently, Agenbag works for DSTG as a Space Systems Engineer, whilst pursuing a PhD at the Uni SA. Agenbag was recently recognized as the DSTG Outstanding Early Career Achiever, Channel 9’s Young Achiever of the Year & Young Citizen of the Year. Her PhD research aims to investigate on orbit mitigation of radiation effects.
Project Title: An automated method of detecting, characterising, and responding to radiation events in space