Academic Members

Gordon Osinski
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Planetary geology, in particular impact cratering processes and shock metamorphism, analogue field work, and astrobiology

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Pascal Audet
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Ottawa

Research Areas: Gravity and topography of the terrestrial planets. Lithospheric and thermal structure of the Moon.

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Greg Baiden
Canadian Research Chair 
Robotics and Mine Automation
Laurentian University

Research Areas: Robotic Mining and Construction, Undersea and Lunar Mining, Lunar Mobility, Prospecting and Exploration

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Timothy Barfoot
Professor
Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
University of Toronto

Research Areas: Rovers to support planetary science and exploration.

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Stephen Braham
Director, PolyLAB for Advanced Collaborative Networking
Simon Fraser University

Research Areas: Solar System exploration systems, mission operations infrastructure, spaceflight communications, networking, computing and software systems, life and mission critical infrastructure, human and robotic space mission design, collaborative systems, spaceflight cloud computing , analogue exploration science and support, spaceflight communications physics.

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Peter Brown
Professor/Canada Research Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Small bodies of the Solar System.

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Ed Cloutis
Professor / Director: Centre for Terrestrial and Planetary Exploration (C-TAPE)
Department of Geography
University of Winnipeg

Research Areas: Planetary remote sensing and spectroscopy, and lunar mapping.

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Mike Daly
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering
York University

Research Areas: Planetary science instrumentation.

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Mike Dixon
Professor/Director of CESRF
Department of Environmental Biology
University of Guelph

Research Areas: Biological life support for food production, atmosphere, revitalization and water recycling.

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Alex Ellery
Professor/Canada Research Chair
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University

Research Areas: Planetary rovers, robotic manipulators, planetary drilling, roboticised science, instrument development, and in-situ resource utilization.

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Roberta Flemming
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Mineralogy of meteorites

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Thomas Graham
Assistant Professor/PhytoGro Research Chair in Controlled Environment Systems
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph

Research Areas: Plant sciences, and bioregenerative life-support systems for human space exploration.

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John Greenough
Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of British Columbia Okanagan

Research Areas: Petrology, geochemistry, planetary evolution, exploratory statistics, and basalts.

Tim Haltigan
Senior Mission Scientists – Planetary Science
Canadian Space Agency

Research Areas: Periglacial geomorphology, Mars analogues, and near-surface geophysics.

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Ioannis Haranas
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Areas: Solar System dynamics, planetary science, gravity, and Martian dust storms.

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Christopher Herd
Professor and Curator
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta

Research Areas: Mineralogy and petrology of meteorites, curation and handling of pristine planetary samples, sample return missions.

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Catherine L. Johnson
Associate Professor
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia

Research Areas: Planetary geophysics.

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Myriam Lemelin
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Geomatics
Université de Sherbrooke

Research Interests: Remote sensing, geomatics, geology/mineralogy, volatiles, exploration, and spatial analysis

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Pooneh Maghoul
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal

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Ian Mann
Professor/Co-Director Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology
Department of Physics
University of Alberta/CRC Space Physics

Research Areas: Space plasma physics, relativistic particle acceleration in space, solar-terrestrial and solar-planetary interactions

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Phil McCausland
Adjunct Research Professor/Director, Western Paleomagnetic and Petrophysical Laboratory
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Paleomagnetism and physical properties of meteorites, for irradiation, magnetization, impact, and atmospheric entry studies.

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Ken McIsaac
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Mobile robotics, motion planning, robot locomotion, and assistive devices.

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Liam Morrissey
Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Areas: Space weathering in particular solar wind induced sputtering, volatile deposition and diffusion, multiscale analytical simulations, materials, and molecular dynamics.

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Catherine Neish
Associate Professor
Department of Earth Sciences/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Orbital radar observations, icy moons, and planetary surface processes; particular focus on impact cratering.

Eric Pilles
Research Coordinator
Department of Earth Sciences/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Planetary geology, impact cratering processes, and Mars geology

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Wayne Pollard
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
McGill University

Research Areas: Polar desert geomorphology, planetary analogues, shallow geophysics, and geologic mapping.

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Joan Saary
Director, Division of Occupational Medicine
Department of Medicine

University of Toronto

Research Areas: Occupational medicine, aerospace medicine, and medical monitoring of astronauts

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Gordon Sarty
Professor
Department of Psychology and Health Studies

University of Saskatchewan

Research Areas: Magnetic resonance imaging for astronauts

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Sean Shieh
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Structure and dynamics of planetary interiors and material study at extreme conditions.

Phil Stooke
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Cartography, planetary geology, and space history.

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Michael Stasiak
Technical Operations Manager/Senior Research Associate
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph

Research Areas: Plant physiology, advanced life support, and development, engineering, construction and operation of specialized plant growth chamgrs.

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Peter Suedfled
Dean Emeritus of Graduate Students/Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia

Research Areas: Psychological adaptation to extreme, unusual and isolated environments.

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Kimberly Tait
Senior Curator of Mineralogy/Assistant Professor
Department of Natural History/Department of Geology
Royal Ontario Museum/University of Toronto

Research Areas: Crystallography, mineralogy, high pressure mineralogy, and neutron & X-ray diffraction.

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Lucy Thompson
Senior Research Scientist
Planetary and Space Science Centre
University of New Brunswick

Research Areas: Impact cratering, lunar and Martian materials.

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Livio Leonardo Tornabene
Research Scientists
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Planetary and terrestrial remote sensing, Mars geology, and impact cratering.

Theresa Rondeau Vuk
Program Manager
Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility
University of Guelph

Research Areas: Environmental science.

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Erin Walton
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Sciences
MacEwan University

Research Areas: Shock metamorphism, achondrites, terrestrial impact structures, Raman spectroscopy, experimental petrology

Paul Wiegert
Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Western Ontario

Research Areas: Asteroids, comets, and lunar impact rates.

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