Every year many undergraduate students undertake research placements in the SPAT group, making invaluable contributions. We are always looking to engage UG students in our research, and these pages provide more information about how you can get involved.

Current/upcoming UROP projects

UROP Opportunities

Opportunities to pursue UROP Projects for Summer 2021 will be advertised here soon

Previous UROP projects in SPAT

UROP projects 2020

UROP students 2020
Project TitleStudentSupervisor
 Detecting drift orbit birfurcations using simulations and MMS data  Benyam DEJEN Dr Paulo CEPPI
 Forecasting radiation in the Earth's magnetosphere  Luana WILLIAMS Dr Ravindra DESAI
 Energy deposition in the upper atmosphere of Saturn  Xinmiao (Anna) HU Professor Marina GALAND
Using a neural network to understand Titan's atmospheric chemistry George KORODIMOS Dr Ravindra DESAI
Sun-to-earth simulations of flux-ropoe corona mass ejections Visakan BALAKUMAR Dr Ravindra DESAI
Examining electron vortices in Earth's magnetotail using the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Madalina TUDORACHE Dr Julia STAWARZ
Propogating solar energetic particles in the outer heliosphere  Xinni WU Dr Ravindra DESAI
Shocks in the inner heliosphere Samuel BENNETT Dr Heli HIETALA
Global simulations of dayside magnetospheric transients and their impacts Nicholas RAYNS Dr Heli HIETALA
Future changes in carbon isotopes in the terrestrial biosphere Leonardo BOSSI Dr Heather GRAVEN
Comparison of observed wind speed and direction across London Emir SEZIK Dr Heather GRAVEN
Future changes in ocean carbon-13 Elleanor LAMB Dr Heather GRAVEN
Future changes in ocean carbon-13 Daisy BLAKE Dr Heather GRAVEN
Understanding relationships between El-Nino, wildfire emissions and regional climate change using Earth system model data Clara BAYLEY Dr Matthew KASOAR
SPAT UROP projects summer 2020
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UROP projects 2019

UROP students 2019
Project TitleStudentSupervisor
The role of clouds for natural climate variability and forced climate change Paul Curtis Dr Paulo Ceppi
Cassini magnetometer studies: End of MIssion dataset Daniel Gillies Prof Michele Dougherty & Dr Greg Hunt
Investigating the use of compressional mirror-mode fluctuations in space plasmas for the calibration of magnetometer instruments Gabriel Maheson Chris Carr
ASTRAEUS James McKevitt Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
Software support for JUICE Magnetometer Development Clovis Parker-Jervis Alex Strickland
Solar system science Katherine Sephton Dr Adam Masters
Data analysis of JUICE Magnetometer ground test campaign Anne Soltow Richard Baughen
Analysing the substructure of magnetic flux ropes using data from NASA's magnetospheric multiscale mission Madalina Tudorache Dr Julia Stawarz
Quantifying forcing, feedbacks and climate sensitivity in global climate models Lisa Winkler Dr Paulo Ceppi
To develop a performance prediction model of magnetic field in Python Jie Sing Yoo Chris Carr
Calculating Cassini's potential: A high-performance computing study Zeqi Zhang Dr Ravi Desai
Parker Solar Probe measurements of the near-Sun solar wind Ronan Laker Prof Tim Horbury
To develop a performance prediction model of magnectic field in Python Jie Sing Yoo  Chris Carr
SPAT UROP projects summer 2019
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UROP projects 2018

UROP students 2018
Project TitleStudentSupervisor
 Partitioning of heat transport between ocean and atmosphere  Jack Carlin  Arnaud Czaja
 Mirror-mode structures in the Earth's magnetosphere investigated using data from the Cluster FGM magnetometers  Han Yau Choong  Chris Carr 
 Development of magnetoresistive sensors for space weather monitoring  Claudia Cobo Torres  Chiara Palla 
 Building a database of simulations for the Forum mission  Xinmiao Hu  Helen Brindley
 Analysis of PDRMIP solar experiments  Elliott Kasoar  
 Predicting the space weather effects of coronal mass ejections  Ronan Laker  Tim Horbury
 Studies of oceanographical tracers  Elleanor Lamb  Heather Graven
 Development of a magnetic moment inversion system for the screening of magnetic parts to be used in an instrument in development for the ESA JUICE Mission  Adrian Lamoury   Patrick Brown 
 Using machine learning to reduce uncertainty in climate change predictions  Gerald Lim   Peer Nowack
 Developing a novel ozone parameterization to speed up climate change simulations  Qing Yee Ellie Ong   
 ITCZ shifts in an intermediate complexity atmospheric model  Burhanuddin Pisavadi  Arnaud Czaja
 Mirror-mode structures in the Earth's magnetosphere investigated using data from the Cluster FGM magnetometers  Jiatianfu Qu   Chris Carr
 The intertropical convergence zone in past and future climates  Rhidian Thomas  
 Study on SFG in the ocean  Henry Throp   Heather Graven
 Analysing data from the Helios Solar Mission to explore the process of magnetic reconnection  Hanae Tilquin   Jonathan Eastwood 
SPAT UROP projects summer 2018
Summer 2018 UROP students and projects