Planetary scientist Ramy El-Maarry

Swiss-trained Mohammed Ramy El-Maarry has been breaking new ground at the University of Colarado, where he is visiting scientist. His current research interests are on the planet Mars,

My research interests are Martian geology/geomorphology, but also extend to small bodies and moons. In regards to Mars, the scope of my research encompasses glacial/periglacial, volcanic and hydrological processes. The main theme of my research is polygonal crack patterns that are potentially of desiccation origin. Surface polygonal patterns are common on the surface of Mars.

His work has recently been published in Astronomy & Astrophysics and cited in Nature.com

Dr Ramy obtained his Ph.D from Göttingen University in 2011 ,  for work done at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany searching for hydrothermal systems on Mars using remote sensing. Earlier he obtained an M.Sc. from Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, in the field of Astrophysics and Planetology. He also plays rugby in the Swiss League.  Click here.