Stellar Magnetohydrodynamics - this research is for my PhD, and involves examining the origin and evolution of flares on the
surface of stars, and the magnetohydrodynamic behaviour of plasma flux tubes.
The Hidden Variable Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics - I have
retained an interest in Hidden variable theories as developed by
the late Professor David Bohm, since my undergraduate
days, and when time permits, have been developing causal quantum mechanics simulations both mathematically and
computationally in C, C++ and more recently Java.
Fluctuations - I am extremely interested
in this fascinating area of Physics, and again, where time permits, I have been nibbling at the edges of this field, using my
knowledge of magneto -hydrodynamics and quantum mechanics to investigate possible
energy extraction using the Casimir pinch effect on a plasma.
Planetary Physics - related to the study of the Martian
surface (especially permafrost deposits), and asteroids (mineral
extraction and methods of conducting manned missions to establish
outposts). This is ongoing, and will probably always be an area I will be working on, due to my abiding interest in Mars and asteroids.
Aerospaceplanes - Design, simulation, construction and flight
testing of small scale waverider
aerospaceplanes - again, an area I look at when time permits.
Advanced Spacecraft Propulsion
Systems - e.g. solar sail,
electric propulsion, beamed propulsion, antimatter (especially magnetic containment
techniques and distribution systems), zero point energy and quantum
tunneling drives - I can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to design spacecraft propulsion systems - something that my collection of napkins and beer mats will attest to.
Nanotechnology - applications of nanotechnology which could be
utilised in space technology (such as construction of sub-surface bases,
Renewable Energy - Wind Power, Solar Energy applications,
micro-hydro and other water based renewable energy sources. This is an area I have been interested in since the late 1980's.