Marina Galand


Senior Lecturer at the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London

Member of the Imperial Space Lab.

Visiting Researcher at the Center for Space Physics, Boston University

Imperial College homepage:

Email: m.galand at

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

Work Experience

Scientific Research:

* Scientific PUBLICATIONS *

- Current Postgraduate Students:

Joshua Chadney (Year 3 PhD), Luc Sagnières (MSc)

- Current Research Associate::

Susarla Raghuram

- Past Research Associates:

Jun Cui (Nanjing University), Licia Ray (UCL),

Erik Vigren (IRF/Uppsala)

Rosetta. Credit: ESA, image by AOES Medialab

Key Teaching/Administrative Activity:

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

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

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


Instrument involvement in space missions:

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

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

Selection of recent outreach activities:

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

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

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

Recent invited lectures:

- Lecturer, 2014 STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School, London, UK, September 14-19, 2014.

- Lecturer, 2013 Heliophysics Summer School “Heliophysics of the Planetary System”, Boulder, USA, July 12-19, 2013.

- Lecturer, Astrobiology Summer School “Molecules in Space”, Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, June 25-July 2, 2013.

- Galand, M., Tutorial: Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling, Plenary lecture, Magnetospheres of the Giant Planets (MOP), Boston, USA, July 11-15, 2011.

Selection of recent community experience:

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

- Member, Scientific Programme Committee, 6th Alfvén conference: Plasma interaction with Solar System objects: Anticipating Rosetta, Maven, and Mars Orbiter Mission, London, UK, 7-11 July 2014.

- Member, Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) of EU/FP7 Europlanet (EPN) Research Infrastructure (RI), 2010-2012.

- Co-organiser, Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Discussion meeting on “5 years of Venus Express and a look to the future”.

- Leader, International Team on Saturn Aeronomy, International Space Science Institute (ISSI), 2009-2010.

- Coordinator, UV instrument, ESA / Europa Jupiter System Mission, 2008-2012.

- Co-convener, IHY Chapman conference "Universal Heliophysical Processes", 2008.


Other links:

Cassini-Huygens - Venus Express - Rosetta - JUICE

Comparative aeronomy in the Solar System

Universality of Auroral Structure (IHY)

Proton Aurora

Symplectic - Outlook - PWP - ssh

At the 2013 Royal Society Summer Exhibit "Ice Worlds"

Fluid Thinking, Imperial Fringe, December 2013

At the Fluid Thinking, Imperial Fringe, Dec 2013.

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