Researchers Directly Involved in Surfaces Research

Dr Ian Crawford (Lunar surface geology, multispectral mapping, sample analysis)

Dr Pete Grindrod (Mars surface mineralogy - sulfates, water on Mars)

Dr Dominic Fortes (Icy body surfaces - and interior - mineralogy, application of ice physics to geological processes)

Dr Lewis Dartnell (Astrobiology - role of irradiation in habitability of planetary surfaces)

Dr Claire Cousins (Astrobiology - involved with ExoMars Pancam looking for biosignatures)

Dr Gerald Roberts (Tectonics of the martian surface)

Dr Charlie Bristow (Sedimentology - working with Ellen Stofan on Titan lake sediments and dunes)

Dr Adrian Jones (Planetary volcanism and impact cratering - worked on Venusian canali, runs UCL planetary field course to the Ries impact crater in Germany)

Prof Karen Hudson-Edwards (Mineralogy - martian sulfates and organic biomarkers)

Postgraduate students

Louise Alexander (supervised by Ian Crawford) - lunar mineralogy (meteorites and returned samples)

Lottie Davis (supervised by Ian Crawford) - astrobiological study of alkaline lake environments

Joshua Snape (supervised by Ian Crawford) - lunar meteorite and sample analysis

Gillian Sclater (supervised by Dominic Fortes & Ian Crawford) - modelling of explosive volcanism on icy satellites, application of clathrate hydrate mineral physics.

Lucy Norman (supervised by Dominic Fortes & Ian Crawford) - study of liquid hydrocarbon 'geochemistry' on Titan, and applicability to habitability.

Recent Alumni

Dr Shoshana Weider (supervised by Ian Crawford) - studied lunar mineralogy, now at Carnegie

Dr Katie Joy (supervised by Ian Crawford) - studied lunar mineralogy, now at the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr Oliver White (supervised by John Guest and Ellen Stofan) - studied Mars and Venus geology, now at the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr Joyce Vetterlein (supervised by Gerald Roberts) - studied Mars geology and topography, faulting and role of water (just award PhD)

Dr Terry Hackwill (supervised by John Guest) - lunar geology - recently completed a contract to study ESA lunar landing sites with Ian Crawford

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