Marina Galand

 

Professor in Planetary Science at the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group

Department of Physics, Imperial College London

Member of the Imperial Space Lab

Ph.D., Université de Grenoble, France (1996)

Work Experience

Marina's Imperial College homepage

Email: m.galand at imperial.ac.uk

Scientific Research:

* Scientific PUBLICATIONS *

- Current PG Students:

Zoe Lewis (Y1)

Peter Stephenson (Y4)

- Graduated PG Students:

Gianluca Carnielli (PhD, 2019)

Kevin Héritier (PhD, 2018)

Joshua Chadney (PhD, 2015)

Luc Sagnières (MSc w/ Extended Research, 2014)

- Past Research Associates:

Arnaud Beth (Umeå University, Sweden)

Erik Vigren (Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Uppsala, Sweden)

Susarla Raghuram (Physical Research Lab, National Research Institute, India)

Licia Ray (Lancaster University, UK)

Jun Cui (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China)

The team!

Award and Prize:

- Faculty of Natural Sciences Prize for Excellence in Personal Tutoring & Pastoral Support(Imperial College London), 2019.

- Holweck IoP-SFP Medal & Prize, Institute of Physics / Société Française de Physique, 2018.

- Shortlisted for Best Tutoring, Imperial College Student Academic Choice Award (SACA), 2018.

- Shortlisted for Best Teaching for Undergraduates, Imperial College Student Academic Choice Award (SACA), 2017.

- Faculty of Natural Sciences Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Imperial College London, 2015.

- Elsie Widdowson Fellowship award, Imperial College London, 2008-2009.

- Zeldovich Medal, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 2006.

- Research Associateship Award, National Research Council (NRC), 1998-2000.

- Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 1996-1998.

Key Teaching/Administrative Activity:

- Lecturer, Space Physics (Year 4) [2018-present]

- Lecturer, Vector Calculus (Year 1) [2014-2018]

- Academic Coordinator, Physics Exchange Programme [2011-2014]

- Lecturer, Atmospheric Physics (Year 4) [2009-2013]

Instrument Involvement in Space Missions:

- Unit Co-PI for the Dust Field Plasma (DFP) /Magnetometer on B2, ESA/Comet Interceptor.

- Co-I, Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation (RPWI), ESA / JUpiter ICy Moon Explorer (JUICE).

- Co-I, UltraViolet Spectrograph (UVS), ESA / JUpiter ICy Moon Explorer (JUICE).

- Co-I, Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC), ESA/Rosetta.

- Coordinator for RPC Enhanced Archiving Activities, ESA/Rosetta.

- Associate Scientist, Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (Rosina), ESA/Rosetta

- Team Associate, Radio and Plasma Wave Science (RPWS), Cassini-Huygens.

- Supporting Investigator, ESA/Venus Express.

- Co-I, Lightning and Airglow Camera (LAC), JAXA/Akatsuki [formerly known as Planet-C and Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO)]

Selection: Community experience

- Core team member, White paper on “Ambition: Comet  Nucleus  Cryogenic Sample  Return” (Bockelée-Morvan et al. 2019), Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme.

- Core team member, White paper on “Cometary Plasma Science - A White Paper in response to the Voyage 2050 Call by the European Space Agency” (Goetz et al. 2019), Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme.

- Core team member, White paper on “Science goals and mission concepts for a future orbital and in situ exploration of Titan” (Rodriguez et al. 2019), Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme.

- Organiser, “Cometary science with Rosetta: Striking, timely, and more to come!”, Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion Meeting, December 2019.

- Member, Astronomy Grant Panel (AGP), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), 2018-.

- Leader, International Space Science Institute (ISSI) International Team on the “Plasma Environment of comet 67P after Rosetta”, 2017-2018.

- Member, Development Board, Magistère de Physique Fondamentale d’Orsay, Université Paris-Saclay, France, 2015-.

- President, Scientific Committee, Laboratoire d’Excellence (LabEx) “Plas@Par”, Paris, France, 2014 to 2016.

Selection: Outreach Activities

- Contributor, Comet Interceptor Mission article in All About Space magazine, Aug 2019 issue.

- Co-Lead, "Experience what a comet is made of", Imperial Fringe: Space Odyssey, Imperial College London, London, UK, October 10, 2017. Podcast

- Participant, "A comet revealed", Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2016.

- Leader, Exhibit on “Sniffing the building blocks of the Solar System with Rosetta”, Imperial Fringe, Imperial College London, London, UK, December 2014.

- Participant, "Catch A Comet", Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2014.

- Leader, Exhibit on “Dirty snowball or the origin of life?”, Imperial Fringe: Fluid thinking, Imperial College London, London, UK, December 2013.

- Co-I, Royal Society Summer Exhibit on "Ice Worlds", London, UK, July 2013.

Other links:

Cassini-Huygens -Rosetta - JUICE - Comet Interceptor

Comparative aeronomy in the Solar System

Universality of Auroral Structure (IHY) - Proton Aurora

Symplectic - Office 365 - PWP - ssh

 

Making a comet, Sept 2017

At the 2013 Royal Society Summer Exhibit "Ice Worlds"


For further information or comments on this website, please write me at: m.galand at imperial.ac.uk