Lunar and Planetary Institute

Scientific Staff

Staff Scientists

  • Dr. Louise Prockter
    Dr. Louise M. Prockter

    Understanding the volcanic and tectonic history of solar system bodies, with an emphasis on icy satellites.
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  • Dr. Allan H. Treiman
    Dr. Allan H. Treiman
    Associate Director of Science

    Analytical, modeling, and experimental studies of volatile species in martian and asteroidal meteorites and lunar rocks to illuminate processes on planets and asteroids.
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  • Dr. Stephen M. Clifford
    Dr. Stephen M. Clifford
    Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling of the nature, evolution and geophysical investigation of planetary volatiles, with a special emphasis on water on Mars. 
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  • Dr. Cyrena Goodrich
    Dr. Cyrena A. Goodrich
    Staff Scientist

    Studies the mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of meteorites derived from asteroids and uses the data to understand early solar system processes such as accretion and differentiation of planetesimals.
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  • Dr. Walter Kiefer
    Dr. Walter S. Kiefer
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Gravity modeling and numerical simulations to constrain the internal structure and tectonic, volcanic, and thermal evolution of Mars, Venus, differentiated asteroids, and the Moon.
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  • Dr. Georgiana Kramer
    Dr. Georgiana Y. Kramer
    Staff Scientist

    Studies the chemistry and mineralogy of the Moon, asteroids, and other planetary surfaces through remote sensing data analysis.
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  • Dr. David A. Kring
    Dr. David A. Kring
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Extraterrestrial sample analysis and terrestrial field work on fundamental geological processes such as impact cratering, and their implications for the origin and evolution of life.
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  • Dr. Patrick McGovern
    Dr. Patrick J. McGovern
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Geophysical analysis of volcanic/tectonic features and crustal/lithospheric structures of the terrestrial planets and moons.
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  • Dr. Paul M. Schenk
    Dr. Paul M. Schenk
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Geologic and topographic mapping and cratering studies to determine the geologic evolution and history of icy satellites.
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  • Dr. Virgil L. Sharpton
    Dr. Virgil L. Sharpton
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling studies of large-body impact structures on Venus, Earth, the Moon, and Mars.
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  • Dr. Paul D. Spudis
    Dr. Paul D. Spudis
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling of impact processes and volcanism on the Moon and terrestrial planets, with a current emphasis on lunar polar processes and history.
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Visiting Scientists in Residence

Dr. Stephen Mackwell
Dr. Julie Stopar

Urey Fellow

Dr. Peter James

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Patricia Craig
Dr. Jangmi Han
Dr. Jonathan Kay
Dr. Steve Liu
Dr. Katie Robinson
Dr. Martin Schmieder

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Scientists, visitors, and interns listed by year of appointment.

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