Dr. Adrian P. Tighe, ESA/ESTEC

Radiation testing of materials and prospective technologies for future space missions

In this talk I will give an overview of some of the challenges related to the radiation testing of materials for space applications, describing some of the test facilities and techniques, showing results of investigations our group in ESTEC has performed as well as discussing prospective materials technologies which could be utilized for radiation energy conversion for future space missions.

Dr. Adrian Tighe is a senior materials engineer working for the European Space Agency,  where he leads the environmental testing group within the Materials Physics and Chemistry Section, utilizing an array of advanced state-of-the-art vacuum facilities to simulate the effects of the space environment on materials.

Adrian Tighe