Mr Clark Edward Baker
1st Supervisor: Dr Guillem Anglada Escude
2nd Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
Project Title: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems.
Clark works on the design and construction of stable, high resolution spectrometers for exoplanet discovery and characterisation. His expertise are in instrumentation, specifically optical/mechanical design, electrical design and system stability – with a background in Physics and Astronomy.
Beyond a multitude of astronomy implementations, these spectrometers will be able to perform applications in energy technologies, environmental monitoring, material identification, anti-counterfeiting and beyond; with much higher precision than current technologies. This will open up entirely new possible uses – such as allowing detailed analysis of substances at airport customs or in food production, to insure that batches haven’t been contaminated with nut traces, for instance.
Examples of research funding:
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Studentship