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Dr. Gordon Osinski

Western University
NSERC/MacDonald, Detwiller and Associates Ltd/Canadian Space Agency Industrial Research Chair in Planetary Geology

Dr.  Osinski is the NSERC/MacDonald, Detwiller and Associates Ltd/Canadian Space Agency Industrial Research Chair in Planetary Geology in the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy at Western University in Ontario, Canada. 

His research focuses on understanding impact cratering as a planetary geological process, on the Earth, Moon and Mars. He has published more than 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals and special papers and has given over 70 conference presentations.

Dr. Osinski is also is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration , the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Lunar Research Network, an Affiliate member of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, and the founder and first Chair of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada .  

He holds a PhD from the University of New Brunswick (2004) and a BSc (Hons) from the University of St. Andrews (1999), Scotland.  For this research on impact cratering, he was awarded a Canadian Space Agency Fellowship in Space Science (2007), an Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award (2009), and the 2009 Nier Prize of the Meteoritical Society, an international award for young scientists.