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Published: 21 October 2015

The Group of Atmospheric Science of the Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna and Luleå offers a series of Master topics in which you can complete your master studies with a work on Planetary Sciences, a scientific field with a great future projection. They cover a wide range of topics, from Mars exploration to climate change studies, which are in turns focused from different approaches, from data retrieval and exploitation to development of models (radiative transfer, photochemistry, Non-Local thermodynamic equilibrium…) and space instrumentation.

You will have the chance of working with leader scientists, and getting involved in state of the art studies on atmospheric sciences and planetary exploration, pointing your career to a promising future within the cutting edge of the discipline.


(if you are interested in one of the positions below, please send your CV to: ) 

  • Data analysis of environmental stations  
  • Planetary Boundary Layer and climate change studies.
  • Ground temperature diurnal and seasonal measurements for climate change studies.
  • Retrieval of martian UV biological dose and UV spectrum.
  • Analysis of meteorological data in Mars 
  • Deviation from ideal-gas behaviour and applications to gas/liquid storage.
  • ANSYS simulations of fluid dynamics in pressurised containers.
  • Calibration of brightness changes in images from the Mars Science/Curiosity rover.
  • Laboratory uses of the vacuum/pressurized thermally controlled chamber for space instrumentation and components
  • Bioburden cleaning in laboratory conditions for instrumentation.
  • Prototype of outdoors (for surface, PBL and higher atmosphere experiments) biological, salt and mineral aerosol sampling.
  • Environmental monitoring of the water cycle and field site testing.
  • Applications of UAVs for magnetic and environmental monitoring.
  • Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium processes in planetary atmospheres
  • Dynamics and photochemistry studies of the Earth´s middle atmosphere
  • Problems in Radiative Transfer modeling
  • Innovative Retrieval methods
  • Modeling and analysis of airglow/nightglow