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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • manish.patel

Professional biography

2015 - :  Senior Lecturer (Research) in Planetary Sciences

2011 - 2015:  Lecturer in Planetary Sciences

2008 - 2011:  UK Space Agency Aurora Fellow, PSSRI, The Open University.

2004-2008:  Research Fellow, PSSRI, The Open University.

2003-2004:  Beagle 2 Operations Research Assistant.

Research interests

  • Design of Optical Instrumentation for Planetary Investigations (ExoMars TGO UVIS, ExoMars lander UVIS/AEP, Beagle 2 ESS and UV sensors).
  • Co-PI of the NOMAD instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter 2016 mission
  • Science Co-I on the ACS, AMELIA and DREAMS instruments on ExoMars TGO
  • Co-I on the PanCam instrument on the ExoMars Rover
  • Co-I for the JANUS instrument on JUICE
  • Co-I on the SSP insturment in the Cassini-Huygens mission and the ESS instrument on Beagle 2
  • Astrobiological investigation of planetary environments.
  • Radiative transfer modelling of UV and visible light through planetary atmospheres.
  • Opacity studies of dust storms and dust devils.
  • Environmental simulation of planetary/icy body surface environments.
  • Hypervelocity impact investigations within the solar system. 
  • President of the Astrobiology Society of Britain

 

Teaching interests

S283 - Planetary science and the search for life

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)CentreFaculty of Science

 

Externally funded projects

Characterizing the Martian water cycle by assimilating ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter data

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Oct/201730/Sep/2020UKSA UK Space Agency
This proposal aims to exploit data from the NOMAD instrument aboard the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter. This will be achieved through a combination of computer modelling (on both global and local scales) as well as the assimilation of NOMAD data into these models.

NOMAD PLS Additional Support

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Sep/201731/Mar/2018UKSA UK Space Agency
Additional funding to support NOMAD PLS activities to 31/03/2018

Support for the 7th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference (ASB7)

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Sep/201631/Oct/2017Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB, http://astrobiologysociety.org/) is a learned society for those interested in the relationship between life and its cosmic environment, with the remit to build capacity in the UK astrobiology community. Since the inception of the Society, a series of biennial conferences have been organised to achieve this aim. The next ASB conference will take place in 2017, and will coincide with the start of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission to Mars. We seek support to host the next ASB conference at The Open University, with the intention of using the TGO mission as a central theme, highlighting the leading role the UK plays in this mission in order to encourage and inspire new research and collaborations around astrobiology-related themes. TGO will enter the orbit of Mars in October 2016. One of the scientific objectives of the payload is to search for signs of past and present life on Mars, which is fundamental to the field of Astrobiology. The next ASB conference is planned to take place when TGO is nearing the start of its science operations (following a long period of aerobraking). The ASB conference will be an ideal environment for UK scientists involved in the mission to showcase their work and excite the next generation of scientists. It will also ensure that new novel data will be presented, which will have implications on our understanding of potential life on Mars. The conference is an opportunity to bring UK researchers together from a range of disparate discipline, and will allow students and post-doctoral researchers to hear about new ground breaking research in Astrobiology and develop their own networks. Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary research area that brings together diverse fields of science for example, microbiology and physics. This highlights how important the conference is for developing networks within the UK. ASB 7 will be held at The Open University in September 2017. Key themes for the conference will include the ExoMars TGO mission, future exploration of icy moons and life in extreme environments.

Modelling and retrieval of martian dust, ice and ozone from ExoMars NOMAD data

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Sep/201631/Aug/2020UKSA UK Space Agency
ExoMars TGO Science proposal

NOMAD Post-Launch Support

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Mar/201631/Mar/2018UKSA UK Space Agency
Post-launch support for the NOMAD instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission.

SterLim Phase 2

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Oct/201530/Jun/2017ESA (European Space Agency)
SterLim: Sterilisation limits for sample return planetary protection measures

EUROPLANET 2020 RI

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Jun/201531/May/2019EC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to realistic analogue field sites for Mars, Europa and Titan, and world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetary bodies. Its two Virtual Access activities will make available the diverse datasets and visualisation tools needed for comparing and understanding planetary environments in the Solar System and beyond. By providing the underpinning facilities that European planetary scientists need to conduct their research, EPN2020-RI will create cooperation and effective synergies between its different components: space exploration, ground-based observations, laboratory and field experiments, numerical modelling, and technology. EPN2020-RI builds on the foundations of the previous FP6 and FP7 Europlanet programmes that established the ‘Europlanet brand’ and organised structures that will be used in the Networking Activities of EPN2020-RI to coordinate the European planetary science community’s research. Furthermore, it will disseminate its results to a wide range of stakeholders including ERA industry, policy makers and, crucially,both the wider public and the next generation of researchers and opinion formers, now in education. As an Advanced Infrastructure we place particular emphasis on widening the participation of previously under-represented research communities and stakeholders. We aim to include new countries and Inclusiveness Member States, via workshops, team meetings, and personnel exchanges, to improve the scientific and innovation impact of the infrastructure. EPN2020-RI will therefore build a truly pan-European community that shares common goals, facilities, personnel, data and IP across national boundaries.

Extension And Validation Of Mars Atmospheric And Dust Models EXTENSION (SP-12-040-SL)

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Sep/201431/Mar/2015ESA (European Space Agency)
Development of Mars global atmospheric and surface models and a software interface to make their output more easily accessible for mission planning and engineering tasks.

NOMAD-UVIS PFM electronics for ExoMars TGO

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/May/201401/Oct/2016ESA (European Space Agency)
PFM electronics development and build for the NOMAD UVIS instrument on ExoMars

Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Open University

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Apr/201431/Mar/2017STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
The aim of our programme in Astronomy & Planetary Science at the Open University (APSOU) is to carryout detailed investigations of the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets with a special emphasis on our own Solar System through a combination of observation, simulation, laboratory analysis and theoretical modelling. Our research is divided into two broad areas, reflecting the historical research strengths. This research programme is well-matched to both nationally- and internationally-agreed research imperatives. In its final report, A Science Vision for European Astronomy2, Astronet’s Science Working Group identified four broad areas of strategic importance; our research covers major topics within each of these areas. APSOU projects also map onto two of the four Science Challenges that form STFC’s Road Map3 for science (‘How did the universe begin and how is it evolving?’ and ‘How do stars and planetary systems develop and is life unique to our planet?’). The present APSOU programme comprises 20 projects (labelled A to T), of which 6 are for consideration by the Astronomy Observation (AO) panel, 1 for Astronomy Theory (AT), and 13 for the Planetary Studies (PL) panel. The AO projects cover the breadth of the 7 themes recognised as UK strengths in the report of STFC’s Astronomy Advisory Panel (AAP), whilst the 13 PL projects are directed towards answering questions raised in two of the three themes identified as UK strengths in the roadmap of STFC’s Solar System Advisory Panel (SSAP)4.

Publications

Clastic patterned ground in Lomonosov crater, Mars: examining fracture controlled formation mechanisms (2017-10)
Barrett, Alexander M.; Balme, Matthew R.; Patel, Manish R. and Hagermann, Axel
Icarus, 295 (pp. 125-139)
The vertical transport of methane from different potential emission types on Mars (2017-08-14)
Holmes, J. A.; Patel, M. R. and Lewis, S. R.
Geophysical Research Letters ((Early Access))
On the link between martian total ozone and potential vorticity (2017-01)
Holmes, James A.; Lewis, Stephen R. and Patel, Manish R.
Icarus, 282 (pp. 104-117)
Proton radiation damage assessment of a CCD for use in a Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (2017-01)
Gow, J.P.D.; Mason, J.; Leese, M.; Hathi, B. and Patel, M.
Journal of Instrumentation, 12 (P01007)
Modelled isotopic fractionation and transient diffusive release of methane from potential subsurface sources on Mars (2017)
Stevens, Adam H.; Patel, Manish R. and Lewis, Stephen R.
Icarus, 281 (pp. 240-247)
NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter mission: part 2—design, manufacturing, and testing of the ultraviolet and visible channel (2017)
Patel, Manish R.; Antoine, Philippe; Mason, Jonathon; Leese, Mark; Hathi, Brijen; Stevens, Adam H.; Dawson, Daniel; Gow, Jason; Ringrose, Timothy; Holmes, James; Lewis, Stephen R.; Beghuin, Didier; van Donink, Philip; Ligot, Renaud; Dewandel, Jean-Luc; Hu, Daohua; Bates, Doug; Cole, Richard; Drummond, Rachel; Thomas, Ian R.; Depiesse, Cédric; Neefs, Eddy; Equeter, Eddy; Ristic, Bojan; Berkenbosch, Sophie; Bolsée, David; Willame, Yannick; Vandaele, Ann Carine; Lesschaeve, Stefan; De Vos, Lieve; Van Vooren, Nico; Thibert, Tanguy; Mazy, Emmanuel; Rodriguez-Gomez, Julio; Morales, Rafael; Candini, Gian Paolo; Pastor-Morales, M. Carmen; Sanz, Rosario; Aparicio del Moral, Beatriz; Jeronimo-Zafra, José-Maria; Gómez-López, Juan Manuel; Alonso-Rodrigo, Gustavo; Pérez-Grande, Isabel; Cubas, Javier; Gomez-Sanjuan, Alejandro M.; Navarro-Medina, Fermín; BenMoussa, Ali; Giordanengo, Boris; Gissot, Samuel; Bellucci, Giancarlo and Lopez-Moreno, Jose Juan
Applied Optics, 56(10) (pp. 2771-2782)
Mass wasting triggered by seasonal CO2 sublimation under Martian atmospheric conditions: Laboratory experiments (2016-12-28)
Sylvest, Matthew E.; Conway, Susan J.; Patel, Manish R.; Dixon, John C. and Barnes, Adam
Geophysical Research Letters, 43(24) (pp. 12363-12370)
Field Measurements of Terrestrial and Martian Dust Devils (2016-11)
Murphy, Jim; Steakley, Kathryn; Balme, Matt; Deprez, Gregoire; Esposito, Francesca; Kahanpää, Henrik; Lemmon, Mark; Lorenz, Ralph; Murdoch, Naomi; Neakrase, Lynn; Patel, Manish and Whelley, Patrick
Space Science Reviews, 203(1) (pp. 39-87)
Particle Lifting Processes in Dust Devils (2016-11)
Neakrase, L.D.V.; Balme, M.R.; Esposito, F.; Kelling, T.; Klose, M.; Kok, J.F.; Marticorena, B.; Merrison, J.; Patel, M. and Wurm, G.
Space Science Reviews, 203(1) (pp. 347-376)
Influence of mineralogy on the preservation of amino acids under simulated Mars conditions (2016-10)
dos Santos, Renato; Patel, Manish; Cuadros, Javier and Martins, Zita
Icarus, 277 (pp. 342-353)
Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact (2016-07-04)
Klose, Martina; Jemmett-Smith, Bradley C.; Kahanpaa, Henrik; Kahre, Melinda; Knippertz, Peter; Lemmon, Mark T.; Lewis, Stephen R.; Lorenz, Ralph D.; Neakrase, Lynn D. V.; Newman, Claire; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Spiga, Aymeric and Whelley, Patrick L.
Space Science Reviews, 203(1) (pp. 377-426)
Defining Multiple Characteristic Raman Bands of α-Amino Acids as Biomarkers for Planetary Missions Using a Statistical Method (2016-06)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 46(2) (pp. 323-346)
Transport processes induced by metastable boiling water under Martian surface conditions (2016-05-02)
Massé, M.; Conway, S. J.; Gargani, J.; Patel, M. R.; Pasquon, K.; McEwen, A.; Carpy, S.; Chevrier, V.; Balme, M.R.; Ojha, L.; Vincendon, M.; Poulet, F.; Costard, F. and Jouannic, G.
Nature Geoscience, 9 (pp. 425-428)
History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies (2016-04-04)
Lorenz, Ralph D.; Balme, Matthew R.; Gu, Zhaolin; Kahanpää, Henrik; Klose, Martina; Kurgansky, Michael V.; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Rossi, Angelo Pio; Spiga, Aymeric; Takemi, Tetsuya and Wei, Wei
Space Science Reviews (pp. 1-33)
Optical and radiometric models of the NOMAD instrument part II: the infrared channels - SO and LNO (2016-02-22)
Thomas, I. R.; Vandaele, A.C.; Robert, S.; Neefs, E.; Drummond, R.; Daerden, F.; Delanoye, S.; Ristic, B.; Berkenbosch, S.; Clairquin, R.; Maes, J.; Bonnewijn, S.; Depiesse, C.; Mahieux, A.; Trompet, L.; Neary, L.; Willame, Y.; Wilquet, V.; Nevejans, D.; Aballea, L.; Moelans, W.; De Vos, L.; Lesschaeve, S.; Van Vooren, N.; Lopez-Moreno, J.-J.; Patel, M.R.; Bellucci, G. and the NOMAD Team,
Optics Express, 24(4) (pp. 3790-3805)
Expected Performances of the NOMAD/ExoMars instrument (2016)
Robert, S.; Vandaele, A.C.; Thomas, I.; Willame, Y.; Daerden, F.; Delanoye, S.; Depiesse, C.; Drummond, R.; Neefs, E.; Neary, L.; Ristic, B.; Mason, J.; Lopez-Moreno, J.-J.; Rodriguez-Gomez, J.; Patel, M. R.; Bellucci, G. and the NOMAD Team,
Planetary And Space Science ((Early View))
Science objectives and performances of NOMAD, a spectrometer suite for the ExoMars TGO mission (2015-12-15)
Vandaele, A. C.; Neefs, E.; Drummond, R.; Thomas, I. R.; Daerden, F.; Lopez-Moreno, J.-J.; Rodriguez, J.; Patel, M. R.; Bellucci, G.; Allen, M.; Altieri, F.; Bolsée, D.; Clancy, T.; Delanoye, S.; Depiesse, C.; Cloutis, E.; Fedorova, A.; Formisano, V.; Funke, B.; Fussen, D.; Geminale, A.; Gérard, J.-C.; Giuranna, M.; Ignatiev, N.; Kaminski, J.; Karatekin, O.; Lefèvre, F.; López-Puertas, M.; López-Valverde, M.; Mahieux, A.; McConnell, J.; Mumma, M.; Neary, L.; Renotte, E.; Ristic, B.; Robert, S.; Smith, M.; Trokhimovsky, S.; Vander Auwera, J.; Villanueva, G.; Whiteway, J.; Wilquet, V.; Wolff, M. and NOMAD Team, the
Planetary And Space Science, 119 (pp. 233-249)
Optical and radiometric models of the NOMAD instrument part I: the UVIS channel (2015-11-09)
Vandaele, Ann C.; Willame, Yannick; Depiesse, Cédric; Thomas, Ian R.; Robert, Séverine; Bolsée, David; Patel, Manish R.; Mason, Jon P.; Leese, Mark; Lesschaeve, Stefan; Antoine, Philippe; Daerden, Frank; Delanoye, Sofie; Drummond, Rachel; Neefs, Eddy; Ristic, Bojan; Lopez-Moreno, José-Juan; Bellucci, Giancarlo and Nomad Team, the
Optics Express, 23(23) (pp. 30028-30042)
NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter mission: part 1—design, manufacturing and testing of the infrared channels (2015-10-01)
Neefs, Eddy; Vandaele, Ann Carine; Drummond, Rachel; Thomas, Ian R.; Berkenbosch, Sophie; Clairquin, Roland; Delanoye, Sofie; Ristic, Bojan; Maes, Jeroen; Bonnewijn, Sabrina; Pieck, Gerry; Equeter, Eddy; Depiesse, Cédric; Daerden, Frank; Ransbeeck, Emiel Van; Nevejans, Dennis; Rodriguez-Gómez, Julio; López-Moreno, José-Juan; Sanz, Rosario; Morales, Rafael; Candini, Gian Paolo; Pastor-Morales, M. Carmen; Aparicio del Moral, Beatriz; Jeronimo-Zafra, José-Maria; Gómez-López, Juan Manuel; Alonso-Rodrigo, Gustavo; Pérez-Grande, Isabel; Cubas, Javier; Gomez-Sanjuan, Alejandro M.; Navarro-Medina, Fermín; Thibert, Tanguy; Patel, Manish R.; Bellucci, Giancarlo; De Vos, Lieve; Lesschaeve, Stefan; Vooren, Nico Van; Moelans, Wouter; Aballea, Ludovic; Glorieux, Stijn; Baeke, Ann; Kendall, Dave; De Neef, Jurgen; Soenen, Alexander; Puech, Pierre-Yves; Ward, Jon; Jamoye, Jean-François; Diez, David; Vicario-Arroyo, Ana and Jankowski, Michel
Applied Optics, 54(28) (pp. 8494-8520)
The Interlayer Regions of Sheet Silicates as a Favorable Habitat for Endolithic Microorganisms (2015-10)
Kapitulčinová, Dana; Cockell, Charles S.; Patel, Manish R. and Ragnarsdóttir, Kristín Vala
Geomicrobiology Journal, 32(6) (pp. 530-537)
Analysing the consistency of martian methane observations by investigation of global methane transport (2015-09-01)
Holmes, James A.; Lewis, Stephen R. and Patel, Manish R.
Icarus, 257 (pp. 23-32)
Constraints on a potential aerial biosphere on Venus: I. Cosmic rays (2015-09-01)
Dartnell, Lewis R.; Nordheim, Tom Andre; Patel, Manish R.; Mason, Jonathon; Coates, Andrew J. and Jones, Geraint H.
Icarus, 257 (pp. 396-405)
Numerical modelling of the transport of trace gases including methane in the subsurface of Mars (2015-04)
Stevens, Adam H.; Patel, Manish R. and Lewis, Stephen R.
Icarus, 250 (pp. 587-594)
Laboratory simulation of debris flows over sand dunes: Insights into gully-formation (Mars) (2015-02-15)
Jouannic, Gwenaël; Gargani, Julien; Conway, Susan J.; Costard, François; Balme, Matthew R.; Patel, Manish R.; Massé, Marion; Marmo, Chiara; Jomelli, Vincent and Ori, Gian G.
Geomorphology, 231 (pp. 101-115)
Polarimetry as a tool to find and characterise habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs (2014-12)
Fossati, Luca; Bagnulo, Stefano; Haswell, Carole A.; Patel, Manish R.; Busuttil, Richard; Kowalski, Piotr M.; Shukyak, Denis V.; Sterzik, Michael F. and Valyavin, Gennady
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 10(S305) (pp. 325-332)
The radiative impact of water ice clouds from a reanalysis of Mars Climate Sounder data (2014-07-16)
Steele, L. J.; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
Geophysical Research Letters, 41(13) (pp. 4471-4478)
The seasonal cycle of water vapour on Mars from assimilation of Thermal Emission Spectrometer data (2014-07-15)
Steele, Liam J.; Lewis, Stephen R.; Patel, Manish R.; Montmessin, Franck; Forget, François and Smith, Michael D.
Icarus, 237 (pp. 97-115)
Degradation of microbial fluorescence biosignatures by solar ultraviolet radiation on Mars (2014-04)
Dartnell, Lewis R. and Patel, Manish R.
International Journal of Astrobiology, 13(2) (pp. 112-123)
The retrieval of optical properties from terrestrial dust devil vortices (2014-03)
Mason, Jonathon P.; Patel, Manish P. and Lewis, Stephen
Icarus, 231 (pp. 385-393)
Use of CYPRES™ cutters with a Kevlar clamp band for hold-down and release of the Icarus De-Orbit Sail payload on TechDemoSat-1 (2014)
Kingston, J.; Hobbs, S.; Roberts, P.; Juanes-Vallejo, C.; Robinson, F.; Sewell, R.; Snapir, B.; Virgili Llop, J. and Patel, M.
Acta Astronautica, 100 (pp. 82-93)
Radiative transfer modelling of dust devils (2013-03)
Mason, Jonathon; Patel, Manish R. and Lewis, Stephen R.
Icarus, 223(1) (pp. 1-10)
The habitability and detection of Earth-like planets orbiting cool white dwarfs (2012-09-20)
Fossati, L.; Bagnulo, S.; Haswell, C. A.; Patel, M. R.; Busuttil, R.; Kowalski, P. M.; Shulyak, D. V. and Sterzik, M. F.
Astrophysical Journal Letters, 757, Article L15(1)
EnVision: taking the pulse of our twin planet (2012-04)
Ghail, Richard C.; Wilson, Colin; Galand, Marina; Hall, David; Cochrane, Chris; Mason, Philippa; Helbert, Joem; MontMessin, Franck; Limaye, Sanjay; Patel, Manish; Bowles, Neil; Stam, Daphne; Wahlund, Jan-Erik; Rocca, Fabio; Waltham, David; Mather, Tamsin A.; Biggs, Juliet; Genge, Matthew; Paillou, Philippe; Mitchell, Karl; Wilson, Lionel and Singh, Upendra N.
Experimental Astronomy, 33(2-3) (pp. 337-363 )
Experimental determination of photostability and fluorescence-based detection of PAHs on the Martian surface (2012)
Dartnell, Lewis R.; Patel, Manish R.; Storrie-Lombardi, Michael C.; Ward, John M. and Muller, Jan-Peter
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47(5) (pp. 806-819)
In situ measurements of particle load and transport in dust devils (2011-08)
Metzger, S. M.; Balme, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Bos, B. J.; Ringrose, T. J. and Patel, M. R.
Icarus, 214(2) (pp. 766-772)
Where to land on Mars (2009-12)
Cockell, Charles; Bridges, John; Dannatt, Lindsay ; Burchell, Mark; Patel, Manish and Danson, Michael
Astronomy & Geophysics, 50(6) (pp. 6.18-6.26)
The meteorological signatures of dust devils on Mars (2007-11)
Ringrose, T. J.; Patel, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Balme, M.; Metzger, S. M. and Zarnecki, J. C.
Planetary And Space Science, 55(14) (pp. 2151-2163)
A soft solid surface on Titan as revealed by the Huygens Surface Science Package (2005-12-08)
Zarnecki, John; Leese, Mark; Hathi, Brijen; Ball, Andrew; Hagermann, Axel; Towner, Martin; Lorenz, R. D.; McDonnell, James; Green, Simon F.; Patel, Manish; Ringrose, Tim; Rosenberg, Philip; Atkinson, K; Paton, M. D.; Banaszkiewicz, M.; Clark, B. C.; Ferri, F.; Fulchignoni, M; Ghafoor, N. A. L.; Kargl, G.; Svedhem, H.; Delderfield, J.; Grande, M.; Parker, D. J.; Challenor, P. G. and Geake, J. E.
Nature, 438(7069) (pp. 792-795)
Radiative habitable zones in martian polar environments (2005-06)
Cordoba-Jabonero, Carmen; Zorzano, Maria-Paz; Selsis, Franck; Patel, Manish and Cockell, Charles S.
Icarus, 175(2) (pp. 360-371)
Vanguard - a European robotic astrobiology-focussed Mars sub-surface mission proposal (2005-02)
Ellery, Alex; Ball, Andrew J.; Cockell, Charles; Dickensheets, David; Edwards, Howell; Kolb, Christof; Lammer, Helmut; Patel, Manish and Richter, Lutz
Acta Astronautica, 56(3) (pp. 397-407)
An ultraviolet simulator for the incident Martian surface radiation and its applications (2005)
Kolb, C.; Abart, R.; Berces, A.; Garry, J. C.; Hansen, A. A.; Hohenau, W.; Kargl, G.; Lammer, H.; Patel, M.; Rettberg, P. and Stan-Lotter, H.
International Journal of Astrobiology, 4(3-4) (pp. 241-249)
The Beagle 2 environmental sensors: science goals and instrument description (2004-11)
Towner, M.C.; Patel, M.R.; Ringrose, T.J.; Zarnecki, J.C.; Pullan, D.; Sims, M.R.; Haapanala, S.; Harri, A-.M.; Polkko, J.; Wilson, C.F.; Zent, A.P.; Quinn, R.C.; Grunthaner, F.J.; Hecht, M.H. and Garry, J.R.C.
Planetary and Space Science, 52(13) (pp. 1141-1156)
A stratospheric balloon experiment to test the Huygens atmospheric structure instrument (HASI) (2004-08)
Fulchignoni, M.; Aboudan, A.; Angrilli, F.; Antonello, M.; Bastianello, S.; Bettanini, C.; Bianchini, G.; Colombatti, G.; Ferri, F.; Flamini, E.; Gaborit, V.; Ghafoor, N.; Hathi, B.; Harri, A.-M.; Lehto, A.; Lion Stoppato, P.F.; Patel, M.R. and Zarnecki, J.C.
Planetary and Space Science, 52(9) (pp. 867-880)
The UV environment of the Beagle 2 landing site: detailed investigations and detection of atmospheric state (2004-03)
Patel, Manish; Christou, A.A.; Cockell, Charles; Ringrose, Tim and Zarnecki, John
Icarus, 168(1) (pp. 93-115)
Annual solar UV exposure and biological effective dose rates on the Martian surface (2004)
Patel, Manish; Berces, A.; Kerekgyarto, T.; Ronto, G.; Lammer, H. and Zarnecki, John
Advances in Space Research, 33(8) (pp. 1247-1252)
The variability of Mercury's exosphere by particle and radiation induced surface release processes (2003-12)
Lammer, H.; Wurz, P.; Patel, M.; Killen, R.; Kolb, C.; Massetti, S.; Orsini, S. and Milillo, A.
Icarus, 166(2) (pp. 238-247)
Seasonal and diurnal variations in Martian surface ultraviolet irradiation: biological and chemical implications for the Martian regolith (2003-01)
Patel, M. R.; Bérces, A.; Kolb, C.; Lammer, H.; Rettberg, P.; Zarnecki, J. C. and Selsis, F.
International Journal of Astrobiology, 2(1) (pp. 21-34)
Solar UV irradiation conditions on the surface of Mars (2003)
Ronto, Gyorgyi; Berces, Attila; Lammer, Helmut; Cockell, Charles S.; Molina-Cuberos, Gregorio J.; Patel, Manish R. and Selsis, Franck
Photochemistry and Photobiology, 77(1) (pp. 34-40)
Astrobiological instrumentation for Mars – the only way is down (2002-10)
Ellery, A.; Kolb, C.; Lammer, H.; Parnell, J.; Edwards, H.; Richter, L.; Patel, M.; Romstedt, J.; Dickensheets, D.; Steele, A. and Cockell, C.
International Journal of Astrobiology, 1(4) (pp. 365-380)
Ultraviolet radiation on the surface of Mars and the Beagle 2 UV sensor (2002-08)
Patel, M.R.; Zarnecki, J.C. and Catling, D.C.
Planetary and Space Science, 50(9) (pp. 915-927)
Performance characteristics of the PAW instrumentation on Beagle 2 (the astrobiology lander on ESA's Mars Express Mission) (2003-02-26)
Sims, Mark R.; Pullan, D.; Fraser, George W.; Whitehead, S.; Sykes, J.; Holt, J.; Butcher, Gillian I.; Nelms, Nick; Dowson, J.; Ross, D.; Bicknell, C.; Crocker, M.; Favill, B.; Wells, Alan A.; Richter, L.; Kochan, H.; Hamacher, Hans; Ratke, L.; Griffiths, Andrew D.; Coates, A. J.; Phillips, N.; Senior, A.; Zarnecki, John C.; Towner, M. C.; Leese, M.; Patel, M.; Wilson, C.; Thomas, Nicolas; Hviid, S.; Josset, Jean-Luc; Klingelhoefer, G.; Bernhardt, B.; van Duijn, P.; Sims, G. and Yung, K. L.
In: Hoover, Richard B.; Rozanov, Alexei Y. and Paepe, Roland R. eds. Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology V (Proceedings Volume). Proceedings of SPIE (4859) (pp. 32-44)
ISBN : 9780819446381 | Publisher : SPIE | Published : San Deigo, California
Martian atmospheric O3 retrieval development for the NOMAD-UVIS spectrometer (2017-05-02)
Hewson, W.; Mason, J. P.; Leese, M.; Hathi, B.; Holmes, J.; Lewis, S. R.; Irwin, P. G. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (17-22 Sep 2017, Riga, Latvia)
On the Link between Martian Total Ozone and Potential Vorticity (2017-01-20)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : Sixth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (17-20 Jan 2017, Granada, Spain)
Investigating the Role of Advection Processes in Improved Martian Dust Assimilation Techniques for ExoMars (2017)
Streeter, P. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Steele, L. J.
In : Sixth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (17-20 Jan 2017, Granada, Spain)
Potential vorticity and ozone in Martian polar regions (2016-09)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : The Sixth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration (5th-9th September, 2016, University of Iceland, Reykjavik)
SINBAD electronic models of the interface and control system for the NOMAD spectrometer on board of ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission (2016-07-29)
Jerónimo Zafra, José M.; Sanz Mesa, Rosario; Gómez López, Juan M.; Rodríguez Gómez, Julio F.; Aparicio del Moral, Beatriz; Morales Muñoz, Rafael; Candini, Gian Paolo; Pastor Morales, Maria del Carmen; Robles Muñoz, Nicolás; López-Moreno, José Juan; Vandaele, Ann Carine; Neefs, Eddy; Drummond, Rachel; Delanoye, Sofie; Berkenbosch, Sophie; Clairquin, Roland; Ristic, Bojan; Maes, Jeroen; Bonnewijn, Sabrina; Patel, Manish R. and Leese, Mark
In : SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation (AS16) (26 June - 1 July 2016, Edinburgh, UK) (99045B)
SINBAD flight software, the on board software of NOMAD in ExoMars 2016 (2016-07-26)
Pastor-Morales, M. C.; Rodríguez-Gómez, Julio F.; Morales-Muñoz, Rafael; Gómez-López, Juan M.; Aparicio-del-Moral, Beatriz; Candini, Gian Paolo; Jerónimo-Zafra, Jose M.; López-Moreno, Jose J.; Robles-Muñoz, Nicolás F.; Sanz-Mesa, Rosario; Neefs, Eddy; Vandaele, Ann C.; Drummond, Rachel; Thomas, Ian R.; Berkenbosch, Sophie; Clairquin, Roland; Delanoye, Sofie; Maes, Jeroen; Ristic, Bojan; Bonnewijn, Sabrina; Patel, M. R.; Leese, Mark and Mason, J. P.
In : SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation (AS16) (26 June - 1 July 2016, Edinburgh, UK)
Assimilating Martian atmospheric constituents using a gobal circulation model (2015-03-16)
Lewis, S. R.; Steele, L. R.; Holmes, J. A. and Patel, M. R.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Containers, sensors and samples to understand desert weathering (2015-03)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Barnes, J. J.; Charlier, B. L.; Grady, M. M.; Hall, C.; Melwani Daswani, M.; Morse, A.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Patel, M.; Pearson, V.; Pillinger, J. M.; Preston, L. J.; Sheridan, S.; Sherlock, S. C.; Steer, E. D.; Summers, S.; Verchovsky, S.; Dove-Jay, A. S. ; Jewell, S. and Musilova, M.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
The radiative impact of water ice clouds from a reanalysis of Mars Climate Sounder data (2014-12)
Steele, Liam; Lewis, Stephen and Patel, Manish
In : AGU Fall Meeting (15-19 December 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA)
The effects of subsurface transport on the isotopic signatures of methane release on Mars (2014-09)
Stevens, Adam; Patel, Manish; Lewis, Stephen; Leese, Mark and Ringrose, Tim
In : EPSC 2014 (7-12 September 2014, Lisbon, Portugal)
The radiative impact of water ice clouds from assimilation of Mars Climate Sounder data (2014-01)
Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : Fifth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (12-16 Jan 2014, Oxford)
Investigating the ozone cycle on Mars using GCM modelling and data assimilation (2014)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Lefèvere, F.
In : Fifth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (12-16 January 2014, Oxford, UK)
Trace Gas Assimilation in Preparation for Future Satellite Missions (2014)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Clancy, R. T.
In : Eighth International Conference on Mars (14-18 July, 2014, Pasadena, California)
Radiative transfer modelling for the NOMAD-UVIS instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission (2013-09-10)
Dawson, D. G.; Patel, M. R.; Lewis, S. R.; Mason, J. P. and Irwin, P. G. J.
In : European Planetary Science Congress (9 - 13 Sep 2013, London)
Trace gas transport in the subsurface of Mars (2013-09)
Stevens, A. H.; Patel, M. R.; Lewis, S. R.; Ringrose, T. J. and Leese, M. R.
In : EPSC 2013 (08 – 13 September 2013, UCL, London)
The martian water cycle through assimilation of Thermal Emission Spectrometer data (2013-09)
Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R.; Montmessin, F. and Smith, M. D.
In : European Planetary Science Congress (8-13 Sep 2013, London)
Atmospheric signatures of subsurface martian life (2013-04)
Stevens, Adam; Patel, Manish; Lewis, Stephen; Ringrose, Tim and Leese, Mark
In : 5th UK Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference (17-19 April 2013, UK Centre for Astrobiology, Edinburgh)
Detecting biomarkers on Mars using Raman spectroscopy (2013-04)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J.
In : Molecules and Life in Extremes: UK Astrobiology Conference 2013 - (ASB5) (17-19 April 2013, Edinburgh, UK)
Trace gas transport in the martian subsurface (2013-01-18)
Stevens, A. H.; Patel, M. R.; Ringrose, T. J.; Lewis, S. R. and Leese, M. R.
In : UK Planetary Forum Early Career Scientists Meeting (18 Jan 2013, Natural History Museum, UK)
Analysis of the Martian ozone cycle by assimilation of SPICAM observations (2013)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R.; Lefèvre, F. and Forget, F.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2013 (8–13 September 2013, London, UK)
ASSIMILATION OF MARTIAN OZONE (2013)
Holmes, James; Lewis, Stephen; Patel, Manish and Lefevre, Franck
In : 10th Early Career Scientists’ Meeting - UK Planetary Forum (18 January 2013, Natural History Museum, London)
Trace gas assimilation of Mars orbiter observations (2012-09)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : EPSC 2012 (23-28 Sep 2012, Madrid, Spain)
Atmospheric modelling for NOMAD-UVIS on board the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission (2012-09)
Dawson, D. G.; Patel, M. R. and Lewis, S. R.
In : EPSC 2012 (23-28 Sep 2012, Madrid, Spain)
Retrieving dust properties by radiative transfer modelling of dust devils on Earth and Mars (2012-09)
Mason, J. P.; Patel, M. R. and Lewis, S. R.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2012 (23-28 September 2012, Madrid)
Laboratory simulation of Martian atmospheric chemistry (2012-09)
Duffy, Maria; Lewis, Stephen; Mason, Nigel and Patel, Manish
In : EPSC 2012 (23-28 Sep 2012, Madrid, Spain)
Assimilating the Martian water cycle (2012-09)
Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Smith, M. D.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2012 (23-27 September 2012)
The Martian methane cycle (2012-07)
Stevens, A. H. ; Patel, M. R.; Ringrose, T. J.; Lewis, S. R. and Leese, M. R.
In : Nordic-Hawai'i Astrobiology Summer School: "Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe" (2-15 July 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland)
Raman spectroscopy of biologically relevant amino acids under martian condtions (2012-04)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. ; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Ringrose, T. J. and Cockell, C.
In : Astrobiology Science Conference 2012 Exploring Life: Past, Present, Near and Far (16-20 April 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA)
Experimental Investigation of Gully Formation Under Low Pressure and Low Temperature Conditions (2012-03)
Jouannic, G; Conway, S. J.; Gargani, J; Costard, F; Patel, M. R. and Ori, G. G.
In : Lunar and Planetary Science XLIII (19-23 March 2012, Houston, TX)
OU environmental simulation facilities (2012-01-20)
Stevens, Adam and Patel, Manish
In : 9th UK Planetary Forum Early Career Scientists Meeting (20 Jan 2012, Milton Keynes)
Assimilation of atmospheric ozone on Mars (2012)
Holmes, J. A.; Lewis, S. R. and Patel, M. R.
In : Royal Meteorological Society Student Conference (9th-12th July, University of Leeds)
Science objectives of the NOMAD spectrometer on ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (2011-10-02)
Daerden, F.; Vandaele, A. C.; Lopez-Moreno, J. J.; Drummond, R.; Patel, M. R.; Belluci, G. and and the NOMAD team ,
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes)
ExoMars entry, descent and landing science (2011-10)
Ferri, F.; Lewis, S. R.; Withers, P.; Aboudan, A.; Bettanini, C.; Colombatti, G.; Debei, S.; Golombek, M.; Harri, A. M.; Komatsu, G.; Leese, M. R.; Mäkinen, T.; Müller-Wodarg, I.; Ori, G. G.; Patel, M. R.; Pondrelli, M.; Siili, T.; Tokano, T.; Towner, M. and Zarnecki, J. C.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes)
Water ice clouds in a martian global climate model using data assimilation (2011-10)
Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Mulholland, D. P.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes)
Latest results from the European Mars simulation wind tunnel facility (2011-10)
Merrison, J. P.; Gunnlaugsson, H. P.; Holstein-Rathlou, C.; Knak Jensen, S.; Mason, Jon; Nornberg, P.; Patel, Manish; Portyankina, G. and Rasmussen, K. R.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes, France)
NOMAD, a spectrometer suite for nadir and solar occultation observations on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter (2011-10)
Vandaele, A. C.; López-Moreno, J.-J.; Patel, Manish; Bellucci, G.; Daerden, F.; Drummond, R.; Neefs, E. and Rodriguez Gomez, J.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes, France)
Simulation of gas-grain collisions: a mechanism for chondrule formation (2011-09-08)
Morlock, A.; Sutton, Y. C.; Patel, M.; Braithwaite, N. St. J and Grady, M. M.
In : 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (8-12 August 2011, London, UK)
High-velocity impacts in regolith: insight from numerical models and experiments (2011-07)
Miljkovic, Katarina; Collins, Gareth; Patel, Manish; Chapman, David and Proud, William
In : 17th Biennial International Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (26 June - 1 July 2011 , Chicago, IL, USA )
Raman spectroscopy of amino acids and other biomarkers on Mars (2011-07)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Cockell, C. S. and Ringrose, T. J.
In : 11th European Workshop on Astrobiology (Annual workshop of EANA) (11 - 14 July 2011, Cologne, Germany)
Variation of light at the surface of Mars: UV, visible and near-infrared radiation (2011-06)
Patel, M.R. ; Otter, S. and Zarnecki, J.C.
In : Exploring Mars Habitability (13-15 June 2011, Lisbon, Portugal)
Habitability of the Martian subsurface for methanogenic life (2011-06)
Monaghan, E. P.; Patel, M. R.; Cockell, C. S. and Olsson-Francis, K.
In : Exploring Mars Habitability (13-15 June 2011, Lisbon, Portugal)
Planetary simulation and hypervelocity impact at the Open University (2011-06)
Rolfe, S. M. ; Patel, M. R. ; Ringrose, T. J. and Leese, M. R.
In : Exploring Mars Habitability (13-15 June 2011, Lisbon, Portugal)
NOMAD/UVIS sensitivity investigation for Mars observations (2011-04)
Willame, Yannick; Drummond, Rachel; Depiesse, Cédric; Gillotay, Didier; Vandaele, Ann Carine ; Patel, Manish and Leese, Mark
In : EGU General Assembly 2011 (3-8 April 2011 , Vienna, Austria )
Effects of aerosols on the observed irradiance from the ultraviolet to near-infrared at the surface of Mars (2011-02-08)
Mason, J. P.; Patel, M. R. and Lewis, S. R.
In : Fourth International Workshop On the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (8-11 February 2011, Paris, France)
The DREAMS scientific package for the Exomars Entry Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (2011)
Esposito, F.; Montmessin, F.; Debei, S.; Patel, M. and DREAMS International Team,
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 Oct 2011, Nantes, France)
The Hypervelocity Impact Facility and Environmental Simulation at the Open University (2010-09)
Patel, M. R.; Miljkovic, K.; Ringrose, T. J. and Leese, M. R.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2010 (19-24 Sep 2010, Rome, Italy)
Simulating microbe-mineral interactions in the subsurface of Mars (2010-09)
Monaghan, Euan P.; Patel, Manish R.; Cockell, Charles S. and Olsson-Francis, Karen
In : 10th European Workshop on Astrobiology EANA 2010 (6-8 September 2010 , Pushchino, Russia )
Studying the Mars atmosphere using SOIR-TGM (2010-07)
Vandaele, Ann-Carine ; Drummond, Rachel ; Lopez-Moreno, J.J.; Daerden, Frank; Neefs, Eddy; Bellucci, Giancarlo and Patel, Manish
In : 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (18-15 July 2010 , Bremen, Germany )
Studying methane in the Mars atmosphere using SOIR-NOMAD (2010)
Vandaele, Ann Carine ; Drummond, R.J.; Daerden, F.; Neefs, E.; Lopez-Moreno, J.; Bellucci, G. and Patel, M.
In : American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #42 (3-8 Oct 2010, Pasedena, CA, US)
An instrument to determine the surface composition of icy bodies and search for trace biological signatures (2006-07)
Bartlett, S.; Patel, M. and Zarnecki, J.
In : 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (16-23 July 2006 , Beijing, China )
In situ spectroscopy at the martian surface - modelling and future instrumentation (2006-07)
Otter, S.; Patel, M. R. and Zarnecki, J. C.
In : 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (16-23 July 2006 , Beijing, China )
A close encounter with a terrestrial dust devil (2004)
Towner, M. C.; Ringrose, T. J.; Patel, M. R; Balme, M.; Metzger, S. M.; Greeley, R. and Zarnecki, J. C.
In : 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (15-19 March 2004, Houston, Texas, USA)
A miniature UV-VIS spectrometer for the surface of Mars (2004)
Patel, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Zarnecki, J. C.; Leese, M. R.; Davies, A. and Husbands, A.
In : 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (15-19 March 2004, Houston, Texas, USA)
The Beagle 2 environmental sensors: intended measurements and scientific goals (2003)
Towner, M. C.; Ringrose, T. J.im; Patel, M. R.; Pullan, D.; Sims, M. R.; Haapanala, S.; Harri, A.-M.; Polkko, J.; Wilson, C. F. and Zarnecki, J. C.
In : Sixth International Conference on Mars (20-25 July 2003)
Characterisation of the UV environment of the Beagle 2 landing site (2002)
Patel, M. R. and Zarnecki, J. C.
In : 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (11-15 March 2002, Houston, Texas, USA)
The martian surface UV environment: theoretical modelling and in-situ measurements (2002)
Patel, M. R.; Zarnecki, J. C. and Towner, M. C.
In : The Evolving Sun and its Influence on Planetary Environments, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 269, 2002 (2002)