Roger Wiens: PhD, Mars Explorer and Planetary Chemist

"Dr. Mars"  Roger Weins standing by the Curiosity Rover
  • PhD in Radiometric Isotope Analysis, University of Minnesota
  • Senior Research Scientist, Cal Tech University
  • Research Team Leader, Los Alamos Labs, NM
  • Professor in Geochemistry, University of New Mexico
  • Team Leader for Development of the Mars Rover, "Curiosity's" laser spectrometer-'ChenCam'
  • Honorary Doctorate from the University of Toulouse, France
  • Knighted by the government of France for his work in “forging strong ties between the French and American scientific communities” and for “inspiring many young, ambitious earthlings.”
  • Author of Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity