Riccardo Pozzobon

Personal informations

Surname / First name Pozzobon Riccardo

Email riccardo.pozzobon@oapd.inaf.it

Position Postdoctoral Researcher at INAF-Osservatorio di Padova

Research Interests 

Martian geology, planetary surface dynamics, structural geology.


  • 2012-2015 PhD student at International Research School of Planetary Sciences – Università D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara
  • 2008-2010   Master Degree in Geology and Applied Geology – University of Padova, Italy
  • 2004-2008  Bachelor Degree in Geology – University of Padova, Italy  


  • LPSC conference, Houston, March 2013 “Fractal analysis and possible fluid source depth in crater mounds, Arabia Terra (Mars)”
  • AGU Fall Meeting, December 2013, San Francisco “Genesis and fluid source in Arrabia Terra Crater Mounds: mapping, Fractal Analysis and Impact Simulations”


  • 2011 Grant Fellowship at INAF-Osservatorio di Padova
  • June 2008 – July 2008 Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany Bayreuth Area, GermanySynthesis of high-pressure minerals for single-crystal diffraction, using multi-anvil press. Use of SEM for imaging and composition detection of the obtained samples

Accademic Experience/Teaching and Outreach

  • Lecture about stress fields below Martian volcanoes and FEM modeling, fractal analysis of vents spatial distribution and relationship with the magma source depth
  • Guest PHD at Jacobs University Bremen. June 2014 (1 month), Bremen, Germany. Science teamwork on Arabia Terra craters
  • Guest PHD at Jacobs University Bremen. October 2013 – November 2013 (2 months) Bremen, Germany. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Massive data processing and mosaicking with the computing cluster Black Pearl. Contribution to PlanetServer.eu providing high-resolution CTX mosaics.Science teamwork.
  • Guest PHD, Lecturer at University of Muenster. June 2013, Muenster, Germany
  • Guest PHD at Jacobs University Bremen. June 2013 (1 month), Bremen, Germany. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter massive data processing and DEM generation with the computing cluster Black Pearl

List of Publications and Conference Proceedings


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