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Dr. J. Brian Balta

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Associate Research Scientist

Currently resides in NY
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Targets: Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Vesta
Disciplines/Techniques: Geochemistry, Geology, Meteoritics, Petrology

Research Interests

Igneous Petrology, meteoritics, meteorite chemistry, thermodynamic modeling of mantle melting.

Professional History

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Tennessee
Visiting Professor of Petrology - University of Pittsburgh
Visiting Professor of Petrology - Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cornell University

Honors and Awards

Center for Teaching Excellence award - Texas A&M University

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