The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Jingnan Guo, a research professor at the School of Earth & Space Sciences at the University of Science & Technology of China, will give a virtual address about the potential radiation risks for future human Mars settlement, as well as China’s ongoing and future plans for exploring the Red Planet during the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, set for October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University (Tempe).
Dr. Guo has served as a core member of several space mission teams, including the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on NASA’s Curiosity rover, operating on the surface of Mars since 2012, and the Lunar Neutron and Dosimeter (LND) on China’s Chang‘e 4 spacecraft, which landed on the Moon in 2017.
Her main area of research interest includes studying energetic particles in space, including their origin, transport, and radiation effect for life in space. Her research combining observational facts and modeling tools has helped humanity to better understand, assess, and forecast the potential radiation risk for crew space missions, in particular to the Moon and Mars. She has also published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles related to space science with 2500+ citations.
Dr. Guo has also served as a Postdoc at the University of Genova, Italy and a Researcher at the University of Kiel, Germany. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Nanjing University in 2006 and a Ph.D. from the Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, Nanjing in 2011.