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Experts on Geology

Name Missions & Mission Experience Targets Techniques Major Facilities & Instrument Development

Oded Aharonson
Cassini, LRO, Mars Global Surveyor, MER, MRO Icy satellites, Mars, Moon Geology

Sarah Andre
MESSENGER Mercury, Moon, Small satellites Remote sensing, Tectonics, Geology

Maria Banks
LRO, MESSENGER, MRO, New Horizons, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Charon, Earth, Europa, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Phobos, Pluto, Venus Climate, Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Mapping, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics Cameras

Amy Barr Mlinar
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Galileo, New Horizons Callisto, Charon, Dwarf planets, Europa, Exoplanets, Ganymede, Gas giants, Icy satellites, Kuiper Belt, Mercury, Moon, Pluto, Saturn Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Impacts, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Tectonics, Volcanism

Mark Bishop
Earth, Mars, Titan Remote sensing, Volcanism, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Geomorphology

Karen Cahill
Mars Odyssey, MER, MESSENGER, MRO ** Mission science team Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Meteorites, Moon Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Mapping, Mineralogy, Petrology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy, Volcanism Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Frank Chuang
Galileo, LRO, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, MRO ** Mission science team Callisto, Earth, Europa, Ganymede, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Moon Crater Counting, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Mapping, Remote sensing, Volcanism

Roger Clark
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), Europa Clipper, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Observer, MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission Co-Investigator Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Planetary rings, Pluto, Saturn, Small satellites, Titan, Uranus, Venus, Vesta Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

David Crown
Dawn, Mars Odyssey, MRO Ceres, Dwarf planets, Earth, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Moon, Venus Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics, Volcanism

Darby Dyar
MSL Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Petrology, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Mineralogy, Astrobiology

Rebecca Ghent
LRO, Mars 2020, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Remote sensing, Radar, Tectonics, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping

Jules Goldspiel
Mars Numerical modeling, Geology, Geomorphology

Jennifer Grier
Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy

Candice Hansen
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Juno, MRO, Voyager Dwarf planets, Icy satellites, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Titan Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Geology, Education/Public Outreach

Vicki Hansen
Earth, Venus Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Optical Microscopy, Petrology, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics

Paul Hardersen
Asteroids, Meteorites, Vesta Astrometry, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Heliophysics, Mineralogy, Petrology, Photometry, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy IRTF ** Spectrometers

Andrea Jones
LRO, MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Geology, Education/Public Outreach

Kim Kuhlman
GENESIS, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Mission science team Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Moon, Small satellites, Solar particles/Solar wind Astrobiology, Atom Probe Tomography, Atomic Force Microscopy, Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Focused Ion Beam, Gamma-ray spectroscopy, Geology, Geomorphology, Mass spectroscopy, Mineralogy, Neutron detectors, Numerical modeling, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy Cameras

Lucille Le Corre
Cassini, Dawn, Hayabusa 1 (Japan), Hayabusa 2 (Japan), OSIRIS-REx ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Science operations Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Europa, Icy satellites, Meteorites, Small satellites, Titan, Vesta Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy IRTF ** Cameras, Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Scott Mest
Dawn, LRO, Mars Odyssey, MRO Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Mars, Moon, Vesta Remote sensing, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping

Michelle Minitti
MSL ** Instrument Co-Investigator Mars, Meteorites Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Petrology, Spectroscopy

Catherine Neish
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), LRO ** Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Icy satellites, Mercury, Moon, Titan, Venus Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Radar, Remote sensing, Volcanism

Eldar Noe Dobrea
Dawn, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Moon Astrobiology, Geology, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy

Dorothy Oehler
MSL ** Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Astrobiology, Focused Ion Beam, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Optical Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy

Matthew Perry
MRO Earth, Mars Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Radar, Tectonics, Thermal modeling

Thomas Platz
Dawn Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon Remote sensing, Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping

Thomas Prettyman
Dawn, Lunar Prospector, Mars Odyssey ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Electronics design, Flight Software, Instrument operations, Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites, Venus, Vesta Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Mapping, Neutron detectors, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing

Nathaniel Putzig
Mars Express (ESA), Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Insight, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Data archive, Data validation, Deputy Instrument PI, Instrument Co-Investigator, Instrument operations, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Climate, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy, Thermal modeling, Volcanism Cameras, Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Lynnae Quick
Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Neptune, Uranus, Venus Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Geomorphology, Volcanism

Jim Rice
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Mars Global Surveyor, MRO Mars Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing

Alexis Palmero Rodriguez
Mars Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping

Amy Shaw
MER, MRO, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Small satellites Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Mapping

Isaac Smith
MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Science operations Mars Atmospheres, Climate, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Geomorphology, Radar

Matthew Staid
Chandrayaan 1 (India) Earth, Moon Geology, Mapping, Mineralogy, Photometry, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy, Volcanism

David Vaniman
MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

Ryan Clegg Watkins
LRO ** Mission science team Asteroids, Moon Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Mineralogy, Photometry, Remote sensing, Volcanism

John Weirich
OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Moon, Small satellites Shape modeling, Geology, Mineralogy

Catherine Weitz
LRO, Mars 2020, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL Mars, Moon Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Radar, Volcanism, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Mapping

Linda Welzenbach
Asteroids, Mars, Moon, Small satellites Petrology, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Mineralogy

Rebecca Williams
Mars Odyssey, MRO, MSL ** Mission Co-Investigator, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing Cameras

Shawn Wright
MER Earth, Mars, Meteorites Geology, Mineralogy, Remote sensing

Aileen Yingst
Dawn, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, MER, MSL ** Calibration/Test planning, Deputy Instrument PI, Instrument Co-Investigator, Instrument operations, Mission operations, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down, Science operations Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon, Vesta Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy, Volcanism Cameras

Xiao-Duan Zou
Chang'E 1 (China), Chang'E 2 (China), Chang'E 3 (China) Asteroids, Comets, Moon Shape modeling, Remote sensing, Photometry, Geology, Mapping

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