Research Interests:  Radar Sounding,  Computational Electromagnetics,  Backscattering,  Roughnness

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I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics, where I work on the physics of backscattering from rough surfaces and subsurfaces, and on the design of planetary radar sounders. I am a Europa Clipper mission affiliate, and member of the REASON (Radar for Europa Assessmeent and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface) science team. Europa Clipper is a NASA interplanetary mission aimed at exploring the habitability of the Jovian moon Europa, with REASON being one of its nine instruments. Prior to that, I was a consultant in the space sector, where I was involved in several innovation or market strategy studies for institutional actors such as the EU or NATO. I hold a Master's degree in physics and a doctoral degree in telecommunication engineering. As a Ph.D. student, I was a part of the scientific team of RIME (Radar for Icy Moons Exploration), an instrument of ESA's own upcoming mission to the Jupiter system, JUICE.

My postal adress is:

Dr. Christopher Gerekos,
J.J. Pickle Research Campus,
10100 Burnet Road (R2200),
78758 Austin, Texas, USA.

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My office is in ROC, building PRC196.