Professor of Earth Sciences
Imperial College London
Sanjeev is a geologist by training and has spent much of his career peering into past landscapes in Earth’s deep time. His work encompasses such varied topics as reconstructing rivers that nourished early civilisations in India, the sustainability of groundwater resources, and working out how Britain became an island through mapping the seafloor of the English Channel using sonars.
More recently, he turned his attention to exploring the surface of Mars and deciphering its deep time history and the search for life beyond Earth. Sanjeev is a Long Term planner for the NASA’s Perseverance and Curiosity rover missions, and is also on the science team of the ESA Rosalind Franklin rover mission due to launch in 2022.
Some of the finest minds in the world joined the most recent Mars mission to solve one of the biggest questions in the Solar System: ‘was there life on Mars?’
Professor Sanjeev Gupta,...