Imperial College London

Dr Philippa J Mason

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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




1.41Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Philippa Mason is an Earth and planetary 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 involve 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 a member of both the ESA Science Study Team (SST) and the NASA VenSAR Science Team (VeST) for the EnVision Venus, mission. EnVision will be heading to Venus around October 2031 and is aimed at gaining a better understanding the geology and climate of Venus, our neighbouring planet, helping determine whether it might once have been habitable in its past.



Li HY, Lawrence JA, Mason PJ, et al., 2023, UNSUPERVISED WINTER WHEAT MAPPING BASED ON MULTI-SPECTRAL AND SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR OBSERVATIONS, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - Isprs Archives, Vol:48, ISSN:1682-1750, Pages:1411-1416

Aston ER, Mason PJ, 2023, The distributions and variations of Quaternary Thames River Terrace deposits of Greater London, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol:56, ISSN:1470-9236

Carpenter A, Lawrence J, Ghail R, et al., 2023, The development of copper clad laminate horn antennas for drone interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Drones, Vol:7, ISSN:2504-446X, Pages:1-25

Adams JR, Johnson JS, Roberts SJ, et al., 2022, New Be-10 exposure ages improve Holocene ice sheet thinning history near the grounding line of Pope Glacier, Antarctica, The Cryosphere, Vol:16, ISSN:1994-0416, Pages:4887-4905

Mason PJ, Bischoff CA, Hughes G, et al., 2022, Monitoring ground movement at Volcán de Colima, Mexico, using Sentinel-1 data and SqueeSAR®, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol:23, ISSN:1470-9236, Pages:1-19

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