Laura M. Parro
I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Geodynamics of Complutense University of Madrid (Planetary Geodinamics Group). My PhD research is focusing on thermal evolution and structure of lithosphere of Mars. I specialized in planetary geology, and my research interests also include the surface processes, geophysical and geochemical characterization, thermal history and long-term evolution of the terrestrial planets and other bodies of the Solar System. More specifically, my research encompasses a variety of geological/geophysical studies of the Earth, the Jupiter’s moon Europa, and Mars. Currently, I’m a research team member of the UPWARDS project (Understanding Planet Mars With Advanced Remote-sensing Datasets and Synergistic Studies) funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, that looking to have an integrated knowledge about Mars (from subsurface to the martian upper atmosphere), as well as member of the AMARTE project, funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia (Spain). In 2015, I was awarded a PhD fellowship (Training of University Professors – FPU) by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, allowing me to start teaching at the university as teaching assistant.