Erftemeijer, Rody

PhD student

Main Focus

My main interests are the various processes occurring in and on terrestrial planets, relevant to their formation and evolution. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at the MPI for Solar System Research, working at the Planetary Science department. Here, I am investigating sulfidation processes on the surface of Mercury by performing high-temperature laboratory experiments. The results of these experiments will be used to interpret observations by the ESA BepiColombo spacecraft, which will arrive at Mercury in December 2025.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment:

Since May 2024: PhD project "Experimental investigation of volatiles in hot rocky planet environments", Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Göttingen, Germany.
April – July 2023: MSc thesis "Atmospheric modelling of the young gas giant exoplanets around HR 8799", SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
May 2022 – May 2023: MSc research project "High-pressure experimental challenges for sulphur-rich compositions", Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April - July 2021: BSc thesis "Experimental constraints on a hydrous low-pressure Martian magma ocean", Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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