Currently a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, USA). I am interested in astrophysics and planetary sciences, and more specifically in understanding the planetary atmospheres and climates of Pluto, Triton and Mars.

Short Vitae
  • Since January 2018, I am a NASA PostDoc at NASA Ames Research Center, with Melinda Kahre.
  • Between 2014 and 2017, I was a PhD student in Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France), under the supervision of Francois Forget.
    I completed the PhD degree in september 2017 and received the 2018 PhD Prize «Aguirre-Basualdo» for Best Science Thesis from the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris.
    PhD Research topic : Analysis and preparation of atmospheric and surface ice observations of Pluto by spacecraft NASA New Horizon, using a Global Climate Model of Pluto.
  • Between 2012 and 2014, I was a research engineer in the planetology team led by Francois Forget at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France). Amongst other projects, I have been developing tools for the Entry, Descent and Landing of the Martian spacecraft ExoMars and InSight.
  • In 2012, I obtained a double MSc - Engineering degree from both Ecole Centrale de Nantes and Cranfield University (England), in Astronautics and Space Engineering. While I was at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 2011, I was hired as a three-month research intern at LATMOS (Laboratoire atmosphères, milieux, observations spatiale).

tanguy.bertrand @ nasa.gov
+1 650 604 1488

NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett field B245 Room 207
Mountain View, 94043 CA USA