Targets of Interest: Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Small satellites, Vesta

Disciplines/Techniques: Astrobiology, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing

Missions: Dawn

Dr. David O'Brien works on planet formation and the evolution of the early Solar System, collisional and dynamical evolution of asteroids and small bodies, thermal modeling of geophysical phenomena, and icy satellite geophysics.