Expedition Fiord, Axel Heiberg, 2003

Nancy Martineau, B.Eng., M.Sc.

Trilingual: French, English, and Spanish. Basic knowledge of Russian.  


Ph.D, Permafrost Geomorphology – Mars Analogues, McGill Univarsity, CANADA, In progress. Sponsored by FCAR, the Zonta International Foundation and the Eben Hopson Foundation.

Research activity: Analyses of High Arctic and Martian Gullies and Ground Ice Occurences

M. Sc., Astrophysics, Université de Montréal, CANADA. July 2002. Sponsored by FCAR. 

Completed third year credit requirements of the B.Sc in Physics as a prerequisite to the program. 

Obs./ eng. missions at the ESO-3.6m (CHILE) and the Mont Mégantic-1.6m (CANADA) telescopes. Dissertation: Kinematics and mass distribution of spiral galaxies NGC247, NGC300, NGC7793.

Master of Space Studies, International Space University, FRANCE. Aug. 2002. Sponsored by ESA. Dissertation: Application of SAR and hyperspectral data for geologic mapping– Two case studies. Co-Edited the Team Project Report: Charting Response Options for Threatening Near Earth Objects.

Space Business & Management Summer Program, International Space University, Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, GERMANY. Aug. 2001. Sponsored by CAISU. 

 Design project report: Concepts for an advanced small satellite to improve observation and preservation of Europe’s Environment.

B. Eng., Electrical, École Polytechnique de Montréal, CANADA. Dec. 1998. Sponsored by NRC. Dissertation: Commande Active des Vibrations dans les Dérives du bi-réacteur F-18.      

Completed fifteen months as an exchange student in Monterrey, MEXICO and in Edmonton, CANADA


Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. Ottawa, CANADA.  2002.  Application Division Group. ISU student. Evaluated SAR images as a complimentary dataset in studying the geomorphology of Mars. Analysed hyperspectral data for geobotanical anomaly mapping.

Lincom Corporation, Division supporting activities at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Houston, USA.  1999.  Engineering Group.  Jr. Engineer. Assisted clients  in handling the near ISS operations simulation program. Performed simulations of escape trajectories for the International Space Station Crew Return Vehicle.

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.  Monterrey, MEXICO.  1998.  Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. Student.  Developed theoretical approaches to perform frequency selective multi-path fading for mobile communications using adaptive array antenna.

National Research Council of Canada.  Institute for Aerospace Research. CANADA.  1995-1997.  Aeroacoustics & Structural Dynamics Group. WES student. Participated in the development of an adaptive controller using “smart” materials with applications in the suppression of structural vibrations in the F/A-18 jet aircraft.  Non Destructive Evaluation Group: Investigated inspection reliability assessment using probability of detection, and of experimental procedures for the determination of their reliability.


AGU American Geophysical Union

AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 

CAISU Canadian Alumni of the International Space University

OIQ Order of the Québec Engineers

Toastmaster International, a public speaking and leadership program