Graduate Students

Ben McKeeby,  Mars Analogues

Undergraduate Students

Avi Stein, Venus Radar Properties


Lisa Korn, M.A., 2015“Carbonate and Silicate Minerals in a Gullied Crater within Eridania Basin, Terra Sirenum, Mars” now a Project Geologist at HTE Northeast, Inc.

Daniel Brugioni, B.A., 2015“Geomorphology of a Crater Region within the Eridania Basin, Mars: Construction of a Geologic Map” now a graduate student at CO School of Mines

Maristella Di Primio, Ph.D., 2015 “Remote Sensing applied to the Planetary Geology: Looking for water on the Red Planet from the Poles to the Equator” Università degli Studi ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ di Chieti – Pescara (co-advisor)

Peter Martin, B.A., 2014 “Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Potential Martian Brines” Now a Ph.D. student at Caltech

Patrick Harner, M.A., 2013 “Potential Martian Evaporites and their Spectral Signatures” Now a Ph.D. student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Univ. of Arizona

Keenan Golder, M.A., 2013 “Geomorphology of Eridania Basin, Mars: A Study of the Evolution of Chaotic Terrain and a Paleolake” Now a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

Luca Guallini, Ph.D. Università degli Studi ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ di Chieti – Pescara (co-advisor), 2012 “New geologic constraints on South Polar Layered Deposits (Promethei Lingula region) and Light-Toned Layered Deposits (Iani Chaos region): Two different facets of an ancient water activity and climate dynamic on planet Mars” Now a postdoc at University of Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Julia Mulhern, B.A., 2012 “Using Tessera Terrain to Investigate Fold Belt Topography in Ovda Regio, Venus” Ph.D.,  Univ. of Utah, now in energy sector.

Laura Anderson, B.A., 2011 Gilmore M. S., Thompson D. R., Anderson L. J., Karamzadeh N., Mandrake L., Castaño R. (2011) Superpixel segmentation for analysis of hyperspectral datasets, with application to CRISM data, M3 data, and Ariadnes Chaos, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JE003763.

Margaret Selzer, M.A., 2010 “Characterizing the optical properties of Coclodinuium polykrikoides: Implications for the remote sensing of harmful algal blooms in the Peconic Estuary, NY”

Dr. Tanya Harrison, M.A., 2008 “Origin and Composition of the Light-Toned Layered Deposits in Iani Chaos, Mars” Worked Malin Space Science SystemsPh.D. University of Western Ontario, now at ASU

Dr. Ann Ollila, M.A., 2007 “Temperature analysis of gullied slopes on Mars: Evidence for a thermal control on gully formation” Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences at UNM, now in the energy sector.

Beck Straley, B.A., 2007 “Mapping and structural analysis of SW Tellus Regio, Venus” Now working in the environmental sector

Dr. Nina Lanza, M.A., 2006 “Geometry of martian hillside gullies in the northern hemisphere: evidence for an insolation-driven mechanism of formation” PhD in Planetary Sciences from UNM, now at Los Alamos National Lab

Maya Gomes, B.A., 2006 “Jarosite formation at Sulfur Springs, St. Lucia, WI as a Mars analogue” Now a Ph.D. student in Geosciences at Northwestern 

Sarah Dunagan, M.A., 2005 “Foliar accumulation of mercury and its effects on the reflectance spectra of vegetation in Connecticut” Now a research scientist at the Silent Spring Institute

Matthew Merrill, M.A., 2005 “Autonomous mineral detectors for future Mars exploration missions” Now at the USGS, Reston

Carl Cervone, B.A., 2004 “Assessing soil loss and its impact on agrarian livelihoods: A case study of the village of Kambi ya Simba, Tanzania” Officer with the Multi-Environmental Society (MESO), Tanzania

Dr. Cheney Shreve, M.A., 2003 “Estimating the coverage of P. australis in the wetland regions of the Connecticut River using remotely sensed data”Ph.D., University of Virginia, now a technical engineer at ITT Visual Information Solutions

Taras Gapotchenko, M.A., 2002 “Use of ocean color remote sensing in the study of primary productivity and anoxia in Long Island Sound”

Eleyne Phillips, B.A., 2002 Gilmore M. S. and Phillips E .L. (2002) Role of aquicludes in formation of Martian gullies, Geology 30, 1107-1110. Now a graduate student in Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, contractor at USGS, Menlo Park