Quarantine Conversation with Manar Al Asad
Manar is a research scientist in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in understanding the evolution of different parts of the solar system and its constituents. Her research career started with studying the interactions between Mercury’s magnetic field and the solar wind, and continued through her involvement as a scientific collaborator and Deputy Instrument Scientist on the OSIRIS-REx mission, the first NASA mission to attempt to bring a pristine sample back to Earth from an asteroid. Manar will begin her Ph.D. at the University of Berkley in January 2020 where she will expand her knowledge of planetary evolution through the study of the motion of material throughout Earth. Her main focus will be the interactions between the core and mantle throughout Earth’s history.