Dr. Ozgur Karatekin has obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from Université Libre de Bruxelles & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Brussels Belgium. He has been working at the Royal Observatory of Belgium on planetary sciences since 2001. His main scientific expertise lies in the planetary geophysics, and in particular in rotation, gravity, and tidal interactions. He has been involved with several ESA/NASA planetary missions, at PI and /or co-I level (ExoMars 2016, InSight, AIM/AIDA). He has led and/or participated in several national and international projects such as Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN) (Co-PI), PROgramme for the Development of scientific EXperiments” (PRODEX) managed by the ESA, in collaboration with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (co-PI), and European Comission’s H2020 (Institutional Leader).