German DLR – DAAD Fellowship on Space: Apply by Sep 30

Applications are invited for German DLR – DAAD Fellowship on Space for the year 2022. The last date of application is 30 September.


DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships“ is a programme implemented by the ‘German Aerospace Center’ (DLR) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD). DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Energy, Transport, Digitalisation and Security is integrated into national and international cooperative venture.

As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. 

Research Area


Research Topic

Comparative Study of Regolith Sintering Techniques.

Job Specification

Sintering of regolith, the dust blanket on the Moon and other planetary objects, has been investigated using multiple techniques in the past. Thereby, different advantages and disadvantages have been identified in those individual investigations.

As a next step, the following sintering techniques shall be combined in a comparative study in the same environment: Solar sintering from a mobile reflector, laser sintering from a CO2- source, as well as microwave sintering utilizing a technical-grad source.

The processes shall be optimized for all methods and characterized by in-depth investigations using both regolith simulants as well as technical and model powders for 3D printing. Results shall be published in international journals and presented at international conferences.

Required Qualification

Master in engineering or related field, experience in ISRU techniques

Advantageous Skills

laboratory experience; experiments in low and zero gravity; programming and data analysis; experiments on granular matter.

Application Deadline

September 30th, 2022 or until the position is filled

How to Apply?

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.


Email: matthias.sperl[at]

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