Marc Rovira Navarro

Marc Rovira Navarro, MSc

Fascinated by space missions, I studied Aerospace Engineering in Barcelona. In the last year of my BSc I moved to California where I worked on the topic of Mars precision landing . I then joined TU Delft for my MSc and little by little my interest shifted from the of question of ”how” do we go to other planets and moons to “why” do we go there. Since then, I have studied different topics related to planetary interiors including: the oceanography of subsurface oceans, the thermal-orbital evolution of moons, and the response of the solid Earth to changes in the cryosphere.

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In keywords: planetary interiors, orbital evolution, planetary oceanography, tides, (exo)moons, glacial isostatic adjustment

Research: I am currently studying the interior of the moons of giant planets. I work on the field of “planetary oceanography” which aims at understanding extraterrestrial oceans. I study tides in the subsurface  oceans of Europa and Enceladus  and how energy and mass are transported via thermal convection. I am also interested in the thermal and orbital evolution of the moons of giant planets. Using simple models, I try to understand how these moons have evolved over time and what its present state can tell us about their story. I also apply these models to the more exotic case of exomoons. 

For possible thesis topics, please have a look at the Brightspace page of the MSc AE profile Space Exploration.