Dr Miracle Israel Nazarious

Dr Miracle Israel Nazarious
Dr Miracle Israel Nazarious
Dr Miracle Israel Nazarious

Research Fellow

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Dr Miracle Israel Nazarious is an inspired and passionate space engineer striving towards multidisciplinary research and innovation in technologies for planetary exploration within the Department of Planetary Sciences. He has a strong engineering background with a bachelors in Aeronautical engineering (India, 2013), dual masters in Space technology and instrumentation (Sweden and France, 2016), and PhD in Atmospheric Science (Sweden, 2020). Apart from his research, he invests time on teaching and outreach activities. He also loves travel, music, food and adventure activities.

Vision: Innovating technological solutions for space exploration missions through state-of-the-art research and contribute to human life on Earth through spin-off.

Background: Aerospace Engineering, Space Instrumentation.

Research Biography:

Miracle's Research Biography

Dr Nazarious works on multiple projects contributing to the vision and goals of the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, including the following tasks:

o In-charge of the Astrobiology Laboratory.

o Development of hardware and software for Earth and planetary research and exploration: instrument prototyping, laboratory, and field site campaigns – Ongoing projects include: (i) Sub-liquid and Atmospheric Measurement (SAM), (ii) Metabolt, (iii) Methanox.

o Project Manager of ESA/IKI HABIT/ExoMars instrument. Development of the instrument's calibration, operation, and validation campaigns.

o Development of experiments in the SpaceQ Mars simulation chamber.

o Development of a hybrid hydrological model using Earth Observation satellites combined with in-situ data to determine the environmental and anthropogenic water stressors to address the global water crisis.

o Involvement in teaching activities. 

o Involvement in outreach activities with secondary school students: Space North East

More information about the team's research at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/planetary-sciences

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Research Areas

Biological and Environmental Sciences


Research Specialisms

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Planetary Science

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.




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