Imperial College London

Dr Philippa J Mason

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6528p.j.mason Website

 
 
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Location

 

G31Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Dr Philippa Mason is a field geologist who specialises in using satellite imagery to study rocks, minerals, geological structures and tectonics, on Earth and other planets. Her teaching and research at Imperial College London involves the translation of terrestrial techniques in Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and imaging spectroscopy to assist in the understanding of geological features and processes on other Earth-like planets, such as Venus and Mars.

She is currently on the Science Team of EnVision (www.envisionvenus.net), a truly international UK-led mission heading to Venus in 2032, aimed at understanding why it is so different to Earth, establishing whether it is tectonically active, and if it was ever hospitable to life.