I am a PhD candidate in the department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, working with Benjamin Weiss. I am interested in how planetary bodies formed and evolved in the early times of the solar system. Specifically, I investigate the magnetic and structural properties of meteorites to understand how planetesimals—the building blocks of the planets—accreted, differentiated, and generated magnetic fields. I am a collaborator in the science team of the NASA Discovery mission Psyche.
Prior to MIT, I spent four years at ISAE-Supaéro in France studying aeronautics and aerospace engineering. I became fascinated by asteroids and everything they have to tell us about the formation of our solar system. During this time, I did research on asteroid dynamics at the Observatory of Belgrade with Bojan Novaković, asteroid surface processes at the University of Maryland with Derek Richardson, and interaction lander–regolith at the Côte d'Azur Observatory with Patrick Michel.
You can find my CV here and send me an email at cmaurel AT mit.edu