Remote Sensing and Environment Specialist

B.Tech Geo Informatics Engineering 


Mr. Manish serves as a Remote Sensing and Environment Specialist at the College of Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) at Zayed University. His research interest includes mapping mineralogy, geology, geomorphology, and atmospheric parameters of Mars, Moon, Earth, and other extra-terrestrial planets using Remote Sensing satellite images and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. He is also involved in fabrication process of Space and Environement chamber (Mars), and spectrogoniometer in ZU. Previously, he served as a Research Assistant at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), working for China's lunar exploration mission, where he assisted on Chang'E 5 and Chang'E 4 lunar missions by delivering useful scientific outputs like regolith thickness mapping, mineralogical mapping, geomorphological mapping, geological mapping, etc. of Landing and Backup Landing sites.


October 2019-Present: Remote Sensing and Environment Specialist, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
September 2018-September 2019: Research Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, F5-0-020


+971 2 599 3804

Research and Professional Activities

  • Remote Sensing

  • Planetary Science

  • Environmental Science

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • Electron Microscopy

  • Image Analysis & Interpretation


  • SDG 13: Climate Action - Monitoring & Measuring

  • SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation- Sustainable Water Management

Google Scholar


(Planetary Science)

*Corresponding Author, #Contributed equally to work

  • Howari, F. M., Sharma, M.*, #, Xavier, C. M., Nazzal, Y ., & Alaydaroos, F. (2022). Atmospheric, Geomorphological, and Compositional Analysis of Martian Asimov and Hale Craters: Implications for Recurring Slope Lineae. Front. Astron. Space Sci. 8: 7

  • Salem, I.B.; Sharma, M.*, #; Kumaresan, P.R.; Karthi, A.; Howari, F.M.; Nazzal, Y.; Xavier, C.M. An Investigation on the Morphological and Mineralogical Characteristics of Posidonius Floor Fractured Lunar Impact Crater Using Lunar Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 814.

  • Howari, F. M., Sharma, M.*, Xavier, C. M., Nazzal, Y., & AlAydaroos, F. (2021). Chronological Analysis and Remote Sensing of Craters on the surface of Mars. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9. (

(Earth Science)

  • Howari, F.M.; Sharma, M.*, #; Nazzal, Y.; El-Keblawy, A.; Mir, S.; Xavier, C.M.; Salem, I.B.; Al-Taani, A.A.; Alaydaroos, F. Changes in the Invasion Rate of Prosopis juliflora and Its Impact on Depletion of Groundwater in the Northern Part of the United Arab Emirates. Plants 2022, 11, 682.

  • Salem IB, Nazzal Y, Howari FM, Sharma M*, Mogaraju JK, Xavier CM. Geospatial Assessment of Groundwater Quality with the Distinctive Portrayal of Heavy Metals in the United Arab Emirates. Water. 2022; 14(6):879.

  • Salem, I. B., El Gamal, M., Sharma, M.*, Hameedi, S., & Howari, F. M. (2021). Utilization of the UAE date palm leaf biochar in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration processes. Journal of Environmental Management, 299, 113644. (