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Javier Martin-Torres

Research Gate Profile:


Research experience

Since October 2017: Specially Appointed Professor at Okayama University in Misasa, Japan

Since 2014: Honorary Fellow status at the U.K. Center for Astrobiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 2014

March 15, 2010- Present: Spanish Research Council (Center of Astrobiology in Madrid, and Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, in Granada), Senior Research Scientist.

September 2009 -Dec 2009: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA. Associate Research Scientist

September 2009 -march 2010: Lunar and Planetary Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States. Senior Research Scientist

June 2008 - August 2009: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA. Senior Staff

March 2005- May 2008: Jet Propulsion Laboratory External Consultant Contractor

February 2002 to May 2008: AS & M, Inc. at NASA / Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. Senior Research Scientist

February 2000- January 2002: Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung and Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. European Space Agency External Research Fellow for Earth Sciences (ESA External Fellowship for Earth Sciences)

May 1995- January 2000: Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA) in Granada, Spain. PhD Researcher


Award of Honorary Fellow status at the School of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engenieering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 2014

NASA Group Achiement Award as part of the REMS Team "for exceptional achievement Defining the REMS Scientific Goals and Requirements, Developing the instrument suite and Investigation, and operating REMS succesfully on Mars", 2013

The Space Foundation John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr. Award for Space Exploration as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team "ITS aggressive and technologically advanced exploration of Another Planet", 2013

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation's Award for Excellence as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team "for a significant accomplishment in space exploration, inspiring global fascination with space", 2013

The National Aeronautic Association 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team "in recognition of the extraordinary achievements of successfully landing Curiosity on Mars, Advancing the Nation's technological and engineering capabilities, and Significantly Improving Humanity's understanding of ancient Martian habitable environments "2013

2012 Time Tech's Best Invention of the Year as member of the Curiosity Mars Rover Team

NASA Achievement Award as part of the Space Shuttle Columbia Investigation Team, Hampton, VA 2004

NASA / Langley Group Achievement Award as part of the SABER experiment Team, Hampton, VA, August 2003

NASA / Langley Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Space Shuttle Columbia Investigation Team", Hampton, VA 2003

AS & M at NASA / Langley Special Award in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007

Special Achievement Award for "authoring or co-authoring more than 25 articles in 2001 and / or presentation During 2002. His technical contributions are helping to shape the direction of NASA's research in atmospheric modeling in the Far-Infrared Region", Hampton, VA.

Professional services

Science Secretary on Modeling and Experimental work in planetology for the Division of Planetary Sciences at the European Union Goesciences

Topical Editor of the journal Earth System Science Data

Member of the UV / Vis + Spectra Data Base Scientific Advisory Group

Invited Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. (April 2008 Special Issue: "Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres").

Occasional reviewer of manuscripts for the JGR-Atmospheres, JGR-Planets and JGR-Space Physics, GRL, Icarus, JQSRT and Proposals for funding agencies.

Lecturer in 2 Graduate Courses at California Institute of Technology (Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences)

Convener of the session "Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres" at the European Geophysical Union Meetings between 2006-2015 in Vienna, Austria.