Muñoz Iglesias, Victoria

After finishing my BSc in Chemistry in 2007, I was granted with a 3-year INTA Formation Fellowship at the “Astrobiology Center (CAB) (CSIC-INTA)”. During this period, I had the chance to start a PhD in Geology that I could culminate in 2014 with a thesis entitled “Pressure effects in the geochemistry of Europa satellite’s crust and ocean”, with a good formation in both Raman spectroscopy and high-pressure techniques. These skills allowed me to perform experimental simulations with application to icy moons.

As a doctor, I was awarded by the Nasa Postdoctoral Program to do a 2-year postdoc at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech (Pasadena, CA), under the project “Experimental Investigation of the Stability, Formation, and Exchanges in Clathrate Hydrates for Outer Solar System Applications” (2015-2017). At JPL, I continued training in new techniques, mainly calorimetry, that allowed me to do more extensive experimental studies in aqueous systems at low temperatures.

After this stay I came back to CAB. In this new period I am collaborating in several projects to, on the one hand, continue working in experimental simulation and, on the other hand, elaborate databases of Raman spectroscopy as well as electrical measurements for Radar that will be useful for the coming missions to Mars and icy moons.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1159-9093

WoS ResearcherID: O-1880-2018

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KeywordsGeochemistry, Data analysis , Experimental simulation