John Moores, Science Advisor to the President
Dr. John Moores obtained his bachelor's degree in engineering science (aerospace) from the University of Toronto and, later, a PhD in planetary science from the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists as well as a Participating Scientist on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, popularly known as the Curiosity rover.
After training on the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) in , he contributed to the Huygens mission to Saturn's moon Titan and the Phoenix mission to the Martian Arctic. Dr. Moores' scholarly work has been published in leading journals, including Science and Nature, and he is an author on over 70 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Moores is the York Research Chair in Space Exploration at York University. He also currently serves as the Director of the Technologies for Exo-Planetary Science NSERC CREATE Program, which provides unique training opportunities for graduate students. He previously served as the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies for the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.
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