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Mr Chris Malliband

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  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • chris.malliband

Professional biography

I am in my second year of postgraduate study at the OU. The main goal of my project is to produce a geological map of the Derain quadrangle of Mercury. I am also interested in the tectonic and magmatic history of Mercury.

Mercury has been the least explored terrestrial planet. Recent imagery from the NASA's MESSENGER space craft has provided the first global dataset, and the first imagery of the Derain quadrangle. My work is part of an international project to map Mercury in preparation for ESA/JAXA’s upcoming BepiColombo mission to Mercury.

Prior to starting at the Open University, I completed a MSci in Geoscience at the University of Durham. I completed research examining timing of volcanism and structural geology in an area including Perunitsa and Khosedem Fossae, on Venus.


Preliminary Results of 1:3 Million Geological Mapping of the Mercury Quadrangle H-10 (Derain) (2017-03)
Malliband, C. C.; Rothery, D. A.; Balme, M. R. and Conway, S. J.
In : 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (20-24 Mar 2017, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas)
The Geological History of Aleksota Mons, Venus (2017-03)
Malliband, C. C.; Martin, P.; McCaffrey, K. J. W.; Macpherson, C.G. and Stofan, E.R.
In : 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (20-24 Mar 2017, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas)

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