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Miss Zoe Morland

Graduation photograph from BSc Geology with Planetary Science at the University of Manchester

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • zoe.morland

Professional biography

2018-Present - School of Physical Sciences PhD student

2015-2018 - BSc Geology with Planetary Science at the University of Manchester

2013-2015 - A-levels at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge (Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry)

Research interests

Impact crater studies:

  • Impact crater morphologies
  • Impact products
    • Impact melt in Martian shergottites
    • Preserved impactor metal in Lunar meteorites
    • Organic survival


Impact and heat processing of Mars' Moon Phobos

- looking into the survivability of organics in impact events associated with Phobos

Impact and engagement

Public engagement:

  • Writer for Rockwatch Magazine


Chemical and Textural characterisation of two Phobos regolith simulants (2019-03-21)
Morland, Zoe; Pearson, Victoria; Patel, Manish and Green, Simon
In : Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (18-22 Mar 2019, Houston, USA)
Impactor material in new lunar meteorite NWA 10989 (2018-09)
Morland, Zoe and Joy, Katherine
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2018 (16-21 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany)
Lunar Fragmental Breccia NWA 10989: Implications for the Evolution of the Lunar Crust (2017-12)
Morland, Z. S. and Joy, K. H.
In : UKPF 15th Early Career Planetary Scientists' Meeting (6 Dec 2017, Glasgow, UK)
Cooling rates and vesiculation of shock melt pockets in shergottites (2017-12)
Morland, Z. and Krzesińska, A. M.
In : 1st British Planetary Science Congress (03-05 Dec 2017, Glasgow, UK) (p 56)
PoPSAT (Polar Precipitation SATellite) (2016)
Morland, Zoe; Bentel, Katrin; Binder, Matthias; Birkeland, Even; Guilloteau, Clement; Kalinauskaite, Eimante; Kiefer, Joshua; Lopez, Ana Lola; Mione, Michele; Palla, Marco; Roth, Georg; Strobl, Robert; Tanis, Cemal; Tomici, Maja and Pellet, Victor
Summer School Alpbach

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