Welcome to my personal website
I am a planetary scientist working as a Project Scientist and Manager for Micro-cameras and Space Exploration (MCSE) SA. My work at MCSE is primarily related to the definition and validation of the radiometric and optical requirements of cameras for space exploration missions. In addition, I am a Designated Campus Colleague at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona, through which I am involved with several NASA and ESA missions at a variety of stages, from scientific conception, through instrument calibration and delivery, to science operations and data analysis.
As a researcher, my studies have been centred on the acquisition and analysis of spacecraft observations of planetary surfaces. I combine these observations with models of geomorphic processes and laboratory studies of simulants of planetary material, in order to learn about the climatic and geologic history of a planet. In particular, I study processes related to ices and volatile elements, and how their physical properties and distribution are connected to a planet's climatic evolution and geologic history.
Background image: HiRISE image of the margin of Mars' North Polar Layered Deposits and the Tleilax dune field