Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) School via the University of Science and Technology (UST) is offering doctoral (direct and integrated) and master scholarships starting from September 2023. PhD scholarships are provided with a competitive salary of about $1500 per month for the doctoral program. KASI is located in Daejeon, a high tech, educational and research oriented city. Convenient accommodation would be provided to students for the first 3 years in the campus.
KASI is actively involved in various fields of astronomy and astrophysics, from astronomical instrumentation to observation and theory, and participates in international collaborative and stand-alone projects including GMT, ALMA, SDSS4, DESI, LSST, KMTNet, and KVN. This semester KASI is accepting applications for the following research areas:
• Space Science (supervisor: Prof. Jaeheung Park (email@example.com)
and for the detailed description of the specific research topics, see the list attached or in our major homepage (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/140)
We encourage qualified international students to apply. Competent students with BSc degrees can apply for an integrated PhD program. Students with MSc degrees may apply directly to the PhD program.
Questions on each research area should be sent to each assigned professor, while other questions are sent to the Chief Major Professor (Sang-Sung Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information of application, please see the UST web page (https://ust.ac.kr/admission_eng.do). Applications are considered only if they are submitted during April 24 to May 15 (17:00 KST).
Chief Major Professor
1. Prof. Jaeheung Park (email@example.com)
This project is for a PhD or integrated PhD student.
This project aims at developing space science instruments that can be carried on CubeSats, such as Langmuir probes to diagnose ionospheric plasma, solid state telescopes to detect high-energy particles coming from the terrestrial radiation belt, and magnetometers that can monitor changes in the geomagnetic field disturbed by space weather. The applicants should have basic knowledge on the university physics, plasma physics, and electronics. Knowledge on or experience in project management, mechanical design, wireless communication, or low-level programming languages (e.g., assembly, C, and VHDL) will be welcomed. During this project, the students will participate in instrument design, development, testing, and validation. At the end of this project, the students are expected to be able to lead a CubeSat project.