The department, together with the Natural History Museum, hosts the IARC planetary science group: One of the leading groups worldwide. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff. You can discover more about the IARC group from their website.

Projects


A new life detector for future sample return space missions [Info Sheet - Next Generation Life Detection]

Supervisors: Professor Mark A. Sephton, Simon Davis, David Bell (Protium)


The volatile fingerprints of life – a new method to indicate the biological or non-biological sources of gas [Info Sheet - Biotic-Abiotic Gas]

Supervisors: Professors Mark A. Sephton, & Craig P. Smalley


Extracting Records of Life on Mars [Info Sheet - Life on Mars]

Supervisors: Professor Mark A. Sephton, & Dr Jonathan Watson


Organic Preservation in Jezero Crater – Site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover [Info Sheet - Jezero Crater]

Supervisors: Professor Mark A. Sephton, & Dr Jonathan Watson


Automated Crater Detection and Classification with Machine Learning [Info Sheet - Automated Crater Detection‌]

Supervisors: Professor Gareth CollinsDr. Navjot Kukreja (Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool), Assoc. Professor Nicholas Warner (Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, USA)


Understanding The Role Of Thermal Fluctuations On The Fidelity Of Magnetic Recording In Rocks And Meteorites [Info Sheet - Micromagnetism‌]

Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)


Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info Sheet]

Prof. Matthew Jackson and Dr C. Johan Lissenberg (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University)


Mixing and volatile depletion of the early solar system [Info sheet]

Mark Rehkämper  


Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info sheet‌]

Matt Jackson


Understanding surface processes on Venus: in support ofthe EnVision mission [Info sheet

Philippa MasonRichard GhailGareth Roberts


MIXING AND VOLATILE DEPLETION IN THE EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM  [Info Sheet‌]

Mark Rehkamper


MICROSPHERULES IN THE GEOLOGICAL RECORD [Info Sheet]

Matt Genge


Multiscale modeling of compaction of primitive solar system materials [Info Sheet‌]

Gareth Collins, Tom Davison and Phil Bland (Curtin)


Decoding inner solar system bombardment from impact crater populations [Info sheetInfo Sheet‌]

Gareth Collins


Impact Processing of Planetary Crust [‌Info Sheet‌]

Gareth Collins and Mark Wieczorek (IPGP)