Riccardo Pozzobon

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Riccardo Pozzobon (1985) graduated in Geology and Technical Geology in 2010 at the University of Padua and obtained the PhD in “Planetary Geology” in 2015 working on fractal clustering analysis and fluid expulsion on volcanic and mud volcanic fields on Mars. In 2015, obtained at the INAF (National Astrophyisics Institute) a research grant working on analysis of the subsurface fluids distribution in Jupiter’s Icy moons and in Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. From 2017 to 2020, he worked as a research fellow at the department of Geosciences at the University of Padova working on 3D geomodels of planetary subsurfaces (Mars, Moon, Mercury) and lava tubes characterization. He also led the 3D geomodel working package of the Horizon 2020 PLANMAP project. Since early 2021, he works as a research fellow at the INAF working on 3D geomodels of icy satellites of Jupiter with particular focus on Ganymede geology.
Riccardo also has been involved in several activities in the mineralogical field including mantle minerals/earth core-related metal alloys synthesis at the Bayerisches Geo-Institut in Bayreuth.
He is involved in space missions for planetary exploration, being a team member and associate scientist of the following imaging systems mounted on ESA spacecrafts: CaSSIS-Exo Mars, JANUS-JUICE mission to Jupiter Icy Moons.