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Maria-Paz Zorzano Mier
Maria-Paz Zorzano Mier

Maria-Paz Zorzano Mier

Visiting Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Atmospheric science
Space Technology
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

María Paz Zorzano Mier is a professor in Atmospheric Science  and Senior Scientist in the Department of Planetology and Habitability of the Centre of Astrobiology CAB (INTA/CSIC).

She is involved in one of the most ambitious projects faced by Luleå University of Technology, namely, the development of the instrument HABIT (HabitAbility, Brine Irradiation and Temperature), which will be sent to Mars as part of the ESA’s ExoMars 2018 mission.

HABIT is designed to study the water cycle on Martian surface, and it will mark a milestone in Mars exploration, contributing not only in going into depth in the knowledge of the planet, but also clearing ways to plan future manned missions.

As an expert in space instrumentation and data exploitation, she works as well in the development of procedures and models to assure an optimal analysis of the instrument measurements in a wide range of aspects.



Article in journal

A Chamber for Studying Planetary Environments and Its Application to Astrobiology (2012)

of Liquid Saline Water on Present Day Mars
Mateo-Marti. E, Zorzano. M, Prieto-Ballesteros. O, Osuna. S, Rennó. N
Paleontological journal, Vol. 46, nr. 9, s. 1076
Article in journal

A surface temperature and moisture intercomparison study of the Weather Research and Forecasting model, in‐situ measurements and satellite observations over the Atacama Desert (2019)

Fonseca. R, Zorzano Mier. M, Azu-Bustos. A, González-Silva. C, Martin-Torres. J
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 145, nr. 722, s. 2202-2220
Article in journal

A Xenon Mass Gauging through Heat Transfer Modeling for Electric Propulsion Thrusters (2017)

Soria-Salinas. Á, Zorzano Mier. M, Martin-Torres. J, Sánchez-García-Casarrubios. J, Pérez-Díaz. J, Vakkada Ramachandran. A
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 11, nr. 1, s. 94-105
Article in journal

Abiotic Input of Fixed Nitrogen by Bolide Impacts to Gale Crater During the Hesperian (2019)

Insights From the Mars Science Laboratory
Navarro‐González. R, Navarro. K, Coll. P, McKay. C, Stern. J, Sutter. B, et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, Vol. 124, nr. 1, s. 94-113
Article in journal

Aeolian transport of viable microbial life across the Atacama Desert, Chile (2019)

Implications for Mars
Azua-Bustos. A, González-Silva. C, Fernández-Martínez. M, Arenas-Fajardo. C, Fonseca. R, Martin-Torres. J, et al.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 9