|Degrees:||B.A.Sc, M.Sc. Ph.D|
Dr. Ed Cloutis is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The focus of Dr. Cloutis’s research is spectroscopic analysis of planetary surface compositions. Dr. Cloutis is founder and Director of the Planetary Spectrophotometer Facility at the University of Winnipeg, a state-of-the-art facility for simulating planetary surface conditions and determining mineral stability and spectral reflectance properties of planetary analogues. Details can be found at (http://psf.uwinnipeg.ca). Dr. Cloutis is a member of the Canadian Science Team and Co-Investigator for the NASA-CSA OSIRIS-REx New Frontiers asteroid sample return mission, a Participating Scientist Collaborator on the NASA Mars Science Laboratory, and a Co-Investigator on the JAXA Selene-2 mission.
As an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CarletonUniversity, he currently works with and co-supervises students in Dr. Alex Ellery’s research group on rover navigation and target detection. He has collaborated with Dr. Alex Ellery and Dr. Claire Samson (Department of Earth Sciences) on the Kapvik microrover development program and the Mars Methane Analogue Mission (M3).