2016 / PhD in Geology
Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Title of the project: The geological context of the lunar meteorites. Supervisors: Prof. I. A. Crawford and Dr. K. H. Joy. Funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council United Kingdom.
2013 / LICENCIATED IN GEOLOGY
University of Oviedo, Spain
2012 / MSc. SPACE STUDIES
International Space University, Strasbourg. France
Internship at NASA. Personal research project: Shock metamorphism in Ries impact crater, Germany.
2011 / SPACE STUDIES PROGRAM
International Space University, Graz, Austria
2003 / GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Fundación Metal de Avilés, Spain
01/2014 – current / Founder and coordinator of Space Exploration Project Group. Space Generation Advisory Council
This project group collaborates with the United Nations Program on Space Applications (UNOOSA).
05/2015 - 07/2015 / Internship at Space Exploration Science Summer Program. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, USA. Funded by NASA SSERVI.
01/2014 – 05/2015 / Teacher assistant, Birkbeck College, University of London
Courses: Magmatic Processes, Igneous Petrology, Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces
11/2010 – 11/2014 / National Point of Contact for Spain, Space Generation Advisory Council
05/2012 – 08/2012 / Internship at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Maryland, USA. Geological characterization and creation of robotic and human traverses for lunar exploration in Mare Moscoviense.
02/2010 – 07/2010 / Internship at NASA-ESTEC. Noordwijk. The Netherlands.
Analysis of geological fieldwork performed by Apollo astronauts on the lunar surface.
Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS):
- ArcGIS, Microstation Geographics, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine
- Analysis of visible, IR and gamma-ray data obtained from space instrumentation
- Processing of planetary images using USGS ISIS3
- Digital elevation models using NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline
Petrological and geochemical analysis:
- Analysis of lunar samples and meteorites
- Electron probe microanalyzer
- Petrographic microscopy
Teaching and outreach:
- Teacher assistant (Magmatic Processes, Igneous Petrology, Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces)
- Teacher assistant during geological fieldwork
- Organization of planetary science-related events (talks and exhibitions))
- Outreach work through popular science blogs
Spanish / Native
English / Expert
09/2011 / European Space Agency sponsorship of 19.500 euros to cover the fees of MSc. Space Studies at the International Space University.
04/2011 / European Space Agency sponsorship of 10.500 euros to attend the Space Studies Program at the International Space University.
Calzada-Diaz et al. Petrologic and geochemical analysis of lunar regolith breccias MIL 090036 and MIL 090070, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 2016.
Calzada-Diaz et al. Constraining the source regions of lunar meteorites using orbital geochemical data, Meteoritics and Planetary Science.2015.
Calzada-Diaz et al. Geochemical analysis and possible launch sites of lunar breccias Miller Range 090036 and Miller Range 090070. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2015.
Calzada-Diaz et al. Role of the current young generation within the space exploration sector. Space Policy. 2014.
Calzada-Diaz et al. Matching regolith breccia and soil compositions using Lunar Prospector data. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2014.
Calzada-Diaz A. and Mest S. C. Scientific characterization of Mare Moscoviense region of interest. European Planetary Sciences Conference. 2013.
Calzada-Diaz et al. From Apollo traverses to future human exploration. 38th COSPAR Scientific assembly. 2010.
Calzada-Diaz et al. From Apollo traverses to future EVA using a mobile laboratory. 61st International Astronautical Congress. 2010.
Pomeroy C., Calzada-Diaz A. and Bielicky D. Fly me to the Moon: Crowdfunding and the New Space Economy. Space Policy. 2017.
Bielicky et al (including Calzada-Diaz A). Analog simulation of a mission to Mars- a case study in Poland. 67th International Astronautical Congress 2016.
Steenstra et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). Analysis of robotic traverses and sample sites in the Schrödinger basin for the HERACLES human-assisted sample return mission concept. Advances in Space Research. 2016.
Mest S.C., Calzada-Diaz A., Bleacher J.E., Petro N.E., Yingst, R.A. Update on the scientific characterization of Lunar Regions of Interest. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2013.
Marteinsson et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). A laboratory of extremophiles: Iceland Coordination Action for Research Activities on Life in Extreme Environments (CAREX) Field Campaign. Life. 2013.
Boche-Sauvan et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A) ILEWG ExoHab & EuroGeoMars campaigns: habitability & human operations. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2010.
Foing et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A) Exogeolab pilot test bench: Landers, rovers and instruments for Robotic Villages. 61st International Astronautical Congress. 2010.
Van Vynck et al. (including Calzada-Diaz A). EuroMoonMars Dommex (EMMD 2010): Geology results from EMMD3 in a desert Mars-like environment, Utah. 38th COSPAR Scientific assembly. 2010.
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