Planetary Science Institute

Targets of Interest: Asteroids, Airless Bodies, Small Bodies, Moon, Enceladus, Europa, Icy satellites

Disciplines/Techniques: Physical Weathering, Surface Processes, Geomorphology, Numerical modeling, Thermal modeling, Education/Public Outreach (EPO)

Missions: OSIRIS-REx

Dr. Molaro has extensive experience in thermal and mechanical numerical modeling, an early background in terrestrial fieldwork and instrumentation, and is an expert on the properties of rocks and regolith on airless body surfaces. Her work focuses on physical weathering processes and thermal metamorphism, and their role in landscape evolution across the solar system. See personal webpage for CV and more info.