Caitlin Gough

Caitlin Gough


I am a PhD Student in the School of Physics and Astronomy researching the upper atmosphere of Mars. My PhD project focuses on the Martian Ionosphere and I am part of both the Astrophysics and Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry groups. Before becoming a postgraduate researcher, I completed an integrated Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Leeds where I was also a Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholar. 

Research interests

  • The Martian Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Loss
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Modelling
  • Planet Habitability 


  • MCHEM, BSc, Chemistry, University of Leeds (2023)