Dr. Ottaviano Ruesch
Scientific research is carried out in the field of planetary science, with particular interest in the nature and evolution of the solid surfaces of Solar System objects. The investigations use remote sensing observations by spacecraft. Most of my research work is and has been based on the following space missions and scientific payload:
-Mars Express / OMEGA and the investigations of chlorides and phyllosilicates
-Dawn / FC and VIR at asteroid Vesta and the investigations of olivine-rich geologic materials
-Dawn / FC and VIR at dwarf planet Ceres and the investigations of cryovolcanism
-ExoMars / CLUPI for future microscale observations of the martian surface
-since 2019: Head of junior research group at the
INSTITUT FÜR PLANETOLOGIE, WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER, MÜNSTER, GERMANY.
-2017 – 2019 : ESA Research Fellow at the
ESA EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS.
-2015 – 2017: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the
NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, GREENBELT, MD, USA.