Research Interests:

•    Development of space instrumentation for the in-situ analysis
•    Characterisation of the distribution of organic matter in the solar system
•    PI of the Cometary Sampling and Composition Experiment (COSAC) on Philae, Rosetta
•    PI of the Mars Organic Molecule Analyser (MOMA) on ExoMars

Education and Employment:

Since 2007 PI of the MOMA experiment for the ExoMars mission
Since 2004 PI of the COSAC instrument on board Rosetta
Since 1998: Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System research
1993 – 1997: Dr.-Ing. in materials science at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
1989 – 1992: PhD in semiconductor physics at the University of Dundee, Scotland
1989: Dipl.-Phys. at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany

Selected Publications:

(1) Fred Goesmann, William B. Brinckerhoff, Francois Raulin, Walter Goetz, Ryan M. Danell, Stephanie A. Getty, Sandra Siljeström, Helge Mißbach, Harald Steininger, Ricardo D. Arevalo Jr., Arnaud Buch, Caroline Freissinet, Andrej Grubisic, Uwe J. Meierhenrich, Veronica T. Pinnick, Fabien Stalport, Cyril Szopa, Jorge L. Vago, Robert Lindner, Mitchell D. Schulte, John Robert Brucato, Daniel P. Glavin, Noel Grand, Xiang Li, Friso H. W. van Amerom, and the MOMA Science Team (2017), The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Instrument: Characterization of Organic Material in Martian Sediments ASTROBIOLOGY, Volume 17, Numbers 6 and 7, doi:10.1089/ast.2016.1551

(2) Fred Goesmann, Helmut Rosenbauer, Jan Hendrik Bredehöft, Michel Cabane, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Thomas Gautier, Chaitanya Giri, Harald Krüger, Léna Le Roy, Alexandra J. MacDermott, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Uwe J. Meierhenrich, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro, Francois Raulin, Reinhard Roll, Andrew Steele, Harald Steininger, Robert Sternberg, Cyril Szopa, Wolfram Thiemann, and Stephan Ulamec (2015), Organic compounds on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko revealed by COSAC mass spectrometry, SCIENCE, VOL 349, ISSUE 6247, aab0689

(3) F. Goesmann, H. Rosenbauer, R. Roll, C. Szopa, F. Raulin, R. Sternberg, G. Israel, U. Meierhenrich, W. Thiemann, and G. Munoz-Caro (2007), COSAC, the Cometary Sampling and Composition Experiment on Philae, Space Science Reviews, 128, 257-280

(4) F. Goesmann, R. Wenzel, and R. Schmid-Fetzer (1998), Metallisation studies on Ti3SiC2-based contacts on 6H-SiC, Journal of Materials Science, Materials in Electronics, 9, 103-107

(5) F. Goesmann and D.I. Jones (1994), Thermoelectric power of amorphous silicon under illumination, Phil.Mag.B, 69, 159-167

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