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Martin D. Suttle

Lecturer in Planetary Science, The Open University

Dr Martin D. Suttle is a Lecturer in Planetary Science at the Open University, within the School of Physical Sciences. He holds a PhD in Planetary Science from Imperial College London and previously worked as a research associate at the University of Pisa and the Natural History Museum (London). Martin’s research specialises in the microanalysis of extraterrestrial materials (meteorites and micrometeorites). He studies water-rock interactions on asteroids and comets with the aim of understanding the role of water in the planet building process. Martin’s research also focuses on the flux of cosmic dust to the Earth both now and in the ancient geological past, investigating interactions between micrometeorites and Earth’s biosphere and atmosphere.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Planetary Science, The Open University
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral Researcher, The Natural History Museum, London
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Università di Pisa
  • 2014–2018
    PhD Planetary Sciences, Imperial College London