Research

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My research focuses on the spectral properties of ices and minerals throughout the solar system. I have been involved with several major discoveries from ground-based telescopes, orbiting satellites and landed rovers. Some of the most cited works are noted here. A full list of publications is available on a separate page.

Current  Student Projects

Victoria Auerbach – Undergraduate Honor’s student doing work on Martian polar cap recession using MARCI.

Mohammad Sadrian – PhD Student in Atmospheric Sciences developing work on the spectroscopy of mineral dust.

Starting in Fall 2019: Sam Cartwright (BS from Middlebury College) and Pooja Sheevam (BS from Univ Colorado- Boulder)

Current Funding

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – MARCI/CTX cameras science team.

NASA – Mars Data Analysis Program – “Compositional Investigation of Major Stratigraphic Units of the South Polar Residual Cap”  Fall 2018 to Fall 2021. In collaboration with Kim Seelos and Frank Seelos at APL and Peter Thomas at Cornell.

NASA – Solar System Workings – “Mineralogy of Hawaiian Shield Volcano Drill Core: Implications for Surface and Subsurface Aqueous History on Mars” expected award dates Fall 2018 to Fall 2021.  In collaboration with Bethany Ehlmann at Caltech and Tom Bristow at NASA Ames.

Mars Exploration Rover Mission Participating Scientist Program – Mission Completed 2019.