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     Date Submitted:02-03-2015
     Last Modified:03-03-2015 (09:30)
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     Current job:Post-doctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsPlanetary Scientists - planetary geology - remote sensing - science writer
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    Professional Experience (succinct)

     

    On-going              Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), London, UK

    Joined the MoonZoo citizen science team as a Leverhulme-funded post-doc researcher. Leading the data analysis and the project’s publishing output. Head of outreach and educational activities. Supervisor of two PhD candidates. Based at the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL (CPS).

     

    2012- 2008          Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Göttingen, Germany

    Post-Doctoral position within the SIR-2 team (Spectrometer InfraRed) working on data analysis and geological interpretation.  Developed a new spectral analysis technique (CNA). Other tasks include development of both content and artwork of mission’s website, delivery of intradepartmental geological seminars, PR, outreach, etc.
     

    2008- 2003          Sound Base Studios Trust, Hitchin (Herts), UK

    Head Tutor, organizing and co-ordinating teaching staff and resources, teaching Multimedia, Music Technology, and English. Also setting up, running, and engineering at Sound Base’s professional recording studio.
     

    2003- 2000          Celsian Employment Agency, St. Albans (Herts), UK

    Science supply teacher in various Lower and Secondary schools within Herts and Beds counties.

     

    Earlier educational record available on request

     

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    Education (higher)

     

    2006- 2001          PhD in Geology (Planetary Science)

    University College London (UCL), London, UK

     

    “The Nubium and Imbrium Regions on the Moon: a History of Mare Flows”.

    Prof. John Guest (UCL) and Dr. Paul Spudis (LPI) supervisors. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), USA, provided the necessary hardware and software required for analysing Clementine multispectral image data.

     

    2000- 1999          Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

    Institute of Education (IE), London, UK

     

    Qualified as science Secondary School teacher. Apprenticeship and teaching at the IE, Farnham College, and Dulwich College (UK).

     

    1999- 1996          B.Sc. (Hon) degree on Planetary Science

    University College London (UCL), London, UK

     

    Earlier educational record available on request

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    Affiliations and Other Projects

     

    On-going                  Reviewer for the following journals:

                         Science - JGR-Planets - Earth, Moon, and Planets

     

    September 2014    Field trip expedition at Marche/Umbria mountains, Italy

                                       (11-19/9 ). Demonstrator and driver. Third year UCL Geology field trip. Mapping of Apennine outcrops including K/T boundary.

     

    August 2014            Field trip expedition at salty lakes in Saskatoon, Canada

                                       (27/8 - 3/9). Collection of water and soil samples at around 100 lakes to compare salinity and look for unusual chemistries.

     

    On-going                  University College London (UCL),London, UK

                                       Lecturer - Introduction to Planetary Science, The Moon, Earth Sciences BSc.

     

    2009                          Planetary Geology Course (IMPRS), Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany

    Delivery own Planetary Geology course to PhD students at the: International Max Planck Research School on Physical Processes in the Solar System and Beyond at the Universities of Braunschweig and Göttingen.

     

    2009                          Galilean Nights project (UK and USA based)

    Advisory body member. An International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone Project. In charge of lunar outreach materials including Power Point presentation and website content.

     

    2009                          Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Member of the evaluation committee team of three for the granting of PhD degree (analysis of data from the Mars Exploration Rovers), including public discussion and questioning of the candidate’s thesis.

     

    On-going           University College London (UCL), London, UK

    Appointment as Honorary Research Fellow - Department of Earth Sciences - Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS).

     

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    Invited Talks (Selected)

     

    05/02/2015      APEX talks, UCL, London, UK – “A detailed study of small craters and boulders at the Apollo 17 landing site”.

    25/06/2014      National Astronomy Meeting 2014 (NAM), Portsmouth, UK – “Trends in distribution of small craters in the Apollo 17 region”

    16/06/2014      CPS Annual Meeting, London, Uk - “Trends in distribution of small craters in the Apollo 17 region”

    15/05/2014      European Lunar Symposium 2014, NHM, London, UK – “Trends in distribution of small craters in the Apollo 17 region”

    09/10/2013      British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), London, UK – “Dating Lava Flows on the Moon Using Crater Counting”

    12/09/2013      EPSC 2013, London, UK – “MoonZoo: A Citizen Science Project”

    09/09/2013      EPSC 2013, London, UK – “Comparative Normalisation Analysis (CNA) of the Imbrium region using Near-Infrared data from the SIR-2 instrument”

    22/05/2013      Planetary Seminars, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Germany – “From Copernicus to Tycho, a journey in the near-infrared – unravelling patterns and mineralogical information from SIR-2 lunar spectral data”

    21/03/2013      APEX talks, UCL, London, UK – “The Moon: A personal journey”

    21/11/2011      LPI Seminar Series, USRA, Houston, TX, US – “Remote sensing of the lunar surface focusing on the Imbrium region: a personal journey”

    09/03/2011      LPSC, Houston, TX, US – “A near-Infrared Reflectance Survey Across Lunar Crater Aristoteles”

    03/03/2010      LPSC, Houston, TX, US – “A fresh look at the Copernicus Crater Central Peak Region Through High-Resolution NIR Data from the SIR-2 Instrument on Chandrayaan-1”

    18/09/2009      EPSC 2009, Potsdam, Germany – “SIR-2 as an important geological investigative tool”

     

    Publications (Peer Reviewed – first or solo author)

     

    Bugiolacchi R.  2015. Crater and boulder distributions across the Apollo 17 region: new insights into the area’s impact history. Under Review, Icarus.

     

    Bugiolacchi R.,Bamford S., Thacker N., Tar P., Joy K., Crawford I., Grindrod P., Lintott C., and the Moon Zoo Team.  2014. The MoonZoo citizen science project: Preliminary results for the Apollo 17 landing site. Under Review, Icarus.

     

    BugiolacchiR. 2014. Review of: Introducing the Planets and their Moons by Peter Cattermole (Dunedin, 2014, 134 pages). Earth, Moon, and Planets.

     

    ^BugiolacchiR.,Mall U., Bhatt M., McKenna-Lawlor S., Brønstad K., and Ullaland K. 2013. From the Imbrium Basin to crater Tycho: The first regional spectral distribution map derived from SIR-2 near infrared data. Icarus, Volume 233, pp. 804-818.

     

    *BugiolacchiR.,Mall U., Bhatt M., McKenna-Lawlor S., Banaszkiewicz M., Brønstad K., Nathues A., Søraas F., and Ullaland K. 2011. An In-Depth Look at Copernicus Crater: Exposed Mineralogy by High-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Icarus, Volume 213, pp. 43-63.

     

    BugiolacchiR., and Guest J. E. 2008. Compositional and temporal investigation of exposed lunar basalts in the Mare Imbrium region. Icarus, Volume 197, Issue 1. pp. 1-18.

     

    ^BugiolacchiR., Spudis P. D., and Guest J. E. 2006. Stratigraphy and composition of lava flows in Mare Nubium and Mare Cognitum. Meteoritics & Planetary Science41, Nr2, pp. 285-304(20).

     

    *Selected as one of the 14 papers best representing “the advances in scientific insight and understanding…” in “Virtual Issue on the surface composition of the Moon”, Icarus, 2014

    ^One or more figures used as cover image on the journal issue.

     


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