Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University
David Rothery is a professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University in the U.K. In 2006 David was appointed UK lead scientist (now lead co-investigator) on MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer), which is the only U.K. Principal Investigator instrument on BepiColombo, the European Space Agency mission to Mercury. David also chairs the European Space Agency's Mercury Surface and Composition Working Group. David's research interests centre on volcanology and geoscience in general on other planets.