Dr. Mohamed Ramy El Maarry
- Ph.D., Göttingen University, Dept. of Geosciences, Jan 2011, (Thesis advisors: Andreas Pack and Walter Goetz) for work done at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany. Thesis: Searching for hydrothermal systems on Mars using remote sensing.
- M.Sc., Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, Astrophysics and Planetology, Dec 2007 (Advisor : Olivier Gasnault).
- M.Sc., Luleå Technical University in Sweden, Space Technology, Oct 2007 (Advisor: Victoria Barabash).
- B.A., Cairo University, Egypt, Double Major in Geology and Chemistry, Sep 2002.
WORK AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
- Visiting Scientist in LASP, University of Colorado in Boulder, USA (since Aug 2016)
- Post-Doc Assistant in Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland (Aug 2011-Aug 2016)
- Visiting Scientist at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (Jan 2012).
- Post-Doc Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany (Jan–Aug 2011)
- Visiting Scientist at Monash University, Australia (Apr–May, 2011).
CURRENT & PAST INVOLVEMENT WITH PLANETARY AND SPACE MISSIONS
- Mars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO): co-Investigator for the CaSSIS camera (launched in 2016)
- Rosetta Cometary Mission: associate scientist for the OSIRIS camera (since Oct 2014)
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO): science team member for HiRISE camera (since Aug 2011)
- New Horizons extended mission: science team collaborator (since Dec 2016)
- Phoenix Mission to Mars, science team collaborator for Robotic Arm Camera (2008–2011)
- Mars Odyssey: science team collaborator for Gamma Ray Spectrometer, (2007–2009).
- Supervision of the undergraduate Physikpraktikum 1 course (5 semesters).
- Supervision of the Gamma Spectrometry lab course for undergraduates and Masters students (5 semesters)
- Assisting Masters and PhD students in the planetary imaging group since 2012.
- <Main Applicant> SNSF Post-Doc Advanced Mobility grant: "Investigation of Hydrothermal Systems on Earth as Analogue for Mars and Optimization of Planetary Robotic Exploration", 01.08.2016-31.01.2018 (~117,000 CHF).
- <Co-Applicant> SNSF Project funding (Div. I-III): "Investigation of the solar system using remote sensing and laboratory techniques", 01.04.2013-31.03.2014 (398,512 CHF). Main Applicant: Nicolas Thomas.
- Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award, 2010.
- Brendl Prize for outstanding M.Sc thesis nominee, 2008.
- Max Planck Society fellowship, 2008–2011.
COMMISIONS OF TRUST
- Reviewer for numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Icarus, Journal of Geophysical Research, Planetary & Space Science, and Meteoritics & Planetary Science
- Expert reviewer for PhD candidacy exam for Stepan Tulyakov in EPFL (Jun 6, 2016). supervisors: Prof. Francois Fleuret and Dr. Anton Ivanov.
- Reviewer of two proposals for the UK Space Agency "Aurora Science" funding scheme (2015)
- Listed as expert reviewer in the European Commission (expert candidature number: EX2015D259729)
PUBLIC OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
- Numerous PO talks about planetary science at universities and amateur astronomy organizations in Egypt since 2011 including the Universities of Cairo, Ain-Shams and Alexandria in addition to the Biblioteca Alexandrina.
- Chief Arabic translator for HiRISE image captions as part of the Beautiful Mars Project.
- Assisting in the Planets4People PO event for high school teachers in the Bern area (June, 2012).
- TV segments in Egypt about planetary science in general and the Rosetta mission in 2011 and 2015, respectively.
- Date of Birth: 16.01.1981
- Social state: Married with one daughter
- Languages: Arabic, English, French.
- Nationality: Egyptian