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Dr. Eldar Noe Dobrea

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Senior Scientist

Currently resides in Oakland, CA
eldar [at] psi.edu
Areas of Expertise
Targets: Asteroids, Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon, Venus
Disciplines/Techniques: Astrobiology, Geology, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy
Missions: Dawn, LRO, Mars Express (ESA), Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL
Mission Roles: Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations
Instruments: Cameras, FTIR, Spectrometers

Research Interests

Dr. Eldar Noe Dobrea's primary research interest focuses on understanding the present and past state of water on Mars, and its influence on the geological history of the planet. He is particularly interested in the identification of sites where liquid water could have existed in the form of standing bodies of water or as aquifers and their potential for the development of life. 

Professional History

Dr. Noe Dobrea received his PhD in 2004 from Cornell University where he engaged in a spectroscopic search for hydrous alteration products on Mars in the near- and mid-infrared. Prior to joining PSI in 2006, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Malin Space Science Systems.  After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory He currently holds and office at the NASA Ames Research Center.

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