Dr. Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry
Dr. Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Dr. Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry earned his Bachelor's degree in Geology and Chemistry at Cairo University, Egypt. He followed it up with two European Master's degrees in Sweden and France, and a PhD in Goettingen University in Germany for his work at the Max-Planck institute for solar system research. Since then, he has been involved with a number of space missions for more than 10 years for both ESA and NASA, including the European Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, The European ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, and the NASA New Horizons mission that studied Kuiper Belt Objects at the edge of our solar system.

His research covers planetary surfaces with a focus on geomorphology and associated processes using a multi-disciplinary approach that involves data analysis of remote sensing data, modeling, lab work, and comparative planetology mainly through fieldwork.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. El-Maarry has participated in numerous reviewing and expert evaluation panels. In particular, he was a member of the expert panel that participated in the assessment of missions proposed to NASA, which ended with the selection of Dragonfly mission to Titan. He was also a member of the topical teams that helped in devising ESA’s future strategy for missions during the 2035-2050 time period.

Education
  • PhD, Goettingen University (Germany), 2011
  • MSc, Paul Sabatier, University of Toulouse (France), 2007
  • MSc, Lulea Technical University (Sweden), 2007
  • BSc, Geology & Chemistry, Cairo University (Egypt), 2002
Teaching Areas
  • Introduction to Solar System Exploration
Research Interests
  • Mars geology, early history, and surface processes
  • Surface processes on comets and small bodies