INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE L'AERONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
NEO-MAPP Role: Leads, Steering Committee
Naomi Murdoch is a researcher at ISAE-SUPAERO and part of the Space Systems for Planetary Applications (SSPA) team. Co-Investigator of the ESA Hera mission, collaborator for the Mars Microphone onboard the Mars 2020 rover, she is also an active member of both the Project and Science Team (collaborator) for the INSIGHT NASA Discovery mission. She has a MPhys (first class) in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh (2007), a Ph.D. in Physics and Planetary Sciences from the Open University and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis/Côte d’Azur Observatory (2012) and worked at both ESA and NASA before joining ISAE-SUPAERO. Her research interests are linked to understanding the geophysical evolution of asteroids and terrestrial planets. She also studies how space instrumentation interacts with the surface environment of planetary bodies in order to prepare interplanetary space missions and to allow the most precise interpretation of the data possible.