Dhaka M. Sapkota, Ph.D

Dhaka Sapkota

Assistant Scientist

X-Ray Astronomy and In-Situ Resource Utilization


Dr. Dhaka Sapkota is a Ph. D., Physics 2020, graduate of University of Miami who specializes in space instrumentation. For his graduate work, he worked with x-ray astronomy with sounding rocket experiments. He reconstructed, characterized, and analyzed the performance of the x-ray proportional counter and use them to quantify the Diffuse X-ray Background from the Local Galaxy. He now works as a technology and material property investigator on planetary science. He has been working on lunar ice extraction, magnetic and electrostatic properties of regolith and its components, granular physics, and cratering mechanism.