Dr. Graziella Caprarelli’s area of professional expertise is in the study of volcanic activity of Earth and Mars. One of the tools she is presently employing in the study of basaltic volcanism and related tectonism on Mars is GIS applied to data from the European Mars Express mission, complemented by earlier Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions. Dr. Caprarelli carried out research at the NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX, USA) in 2001-2002, and is presently an external collaborator of the International Research School of Planetary Sciences (Pescara, Italy) and an external member of the MARSIS scientific team.
Since January 2009 she is a member of the National Committee for Space Science. In addition to participating in international conferences, she has also convened and chaired sessions on the topic of planetary studies both in Australia and overseas. Dr. Caprarelli’s professional appointment at UTS is as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, where she currently teaches Geosciences, GIS and Remote Sensing, and Astrobiology.