Most recent degree (BS, MS, PhD)
Timeframe to start position
*BRIEF* description of area(s) of search
Type of position of interest (academia, industry, etc.)
|Personal website||Google Scholar||ResearchGate|
Preferred Contact Method
|Michael Zeilnhofer||PhD (finishing in May)||July 2020|
My research experience has been on impact cratering for Ceres and Mars
academia and/or research
|Timothy R Holt||MS (PhD mid 2020)||Mid-late 2020|
Small Solar system body taxonomy and dynamics
Any. Boulder, CO area or distance
|Laura Fackrell||MS, year away from PhD|
This time next year
Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology Earth and Other Planets
Industry or Academia with Research
|Angela G Marusiak||PhD||Summer 2020|
Planetary seismology and geophysics. I've studied Earth, Mars, and Icy-Ocean Moons to prepare for future missions.
academia, government, industry
|Joe Schools||PhD Summer 2020|
Planetary geodynamics, petrological and numerical modeling
February 1st, 2021
Experimental petrology, planetary geochemistry, sulfide ores, core formation
|Noel Scudder||BS||End of 2020|
Remote sensing, spectroscopy, & weathering of Mars, Earth, airless bodies, & planetary analogs
Email, found at https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/graduate_students.php
Now through the end of the year
Mars, Geomorphology, Surface Processes, Photochemistry, Astrobiology
Academia, Industry, Government
BS, expected graduation: May 2020
Summer or Fall 2020
Biogeochemical cycling in analog lakes and on other planets, biosignature detection and microbiology in extreme analog environments (like Antarctica and the Atacama Desert)
1 year full time research position
|Ben K. D. Pearce||MSc||Sept 2021|
Origins of life, Early earth/Titan, Atmospheric chemistry, Meteoritic organics. Mostly theoretical, but a bit of experimental too.
Ph.D. expected summer/fall 2020
Fall 2020/spring 2021
Planetary tectonics, geomorphology, surface processes
|Academia or industry||www.clk.science|
|Joseph Razzell Hollis||PhD||February 2021|
Raman/Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Astrobiology
Any postdoctoral position
|Michael L Wong|
PhD, Planetary Science, Caltech
Astrobiology, Planetary Atmospheres, Exoplanets
Academia—preferably a position with a balance of research and teaching
|Howard Chen||BS Physics|
January or Septmeber 2021
Exoplanet Climate and Atmospheric Spectra Modeling
|Academia, Post Doc|
|Sky Bears||PhD||2021-2022 start|
Geochronology, noble gas dating, imaging
Open! I’m quite open to anything as long as there is interest on both sides.
Masters in Technology(Mtech) in Geomatics
Pleanetary Science and Space exploration
|Hayley Williamson||PhD||Spring 2021|
I would be interested in postdocs and/or research positions in planetary atmospheres, particularly atmospheric escape. Data analysis preferred.
|Jessy Matar||PhD||Early 2021|
Earth observation using remote sensing
BS Astrobiology & Biogeosciences
Graduating with BS in May 2020, looking for careers in improving human survivability in low gravity environments, helping human deep space travel, advancing humankind’s presence on Moon/Mars.
Industry, academia, any really!
|Divya M. Persaud||PhD (finish in October)||November 2020|
3D imaging and visualization of Mars, Moon, & icy body surfaces towards constraining sub/surface geology processes; combining optical and radar/lidar/spectral mapping in 3D environments
|Alexis Bouquet||Ph.D.||Oct-Dec 2020|
Icy moons, ocean worlds, comets; modeling, lab work (irradiation of ices)
MS in Earth & Planetary Sciences; Ph.D. expected in 2021
Summer of 2021
Experimental Aqueous Geochemistry; Planetary Geochemistry
Icy satellite thermal/tectonic evolution. Numerical modeling and geodynamics.
Planetary science research, science communication/outreach, academia and teaching.
|Rebecca Mickol||PhD||January 2021|
astrobiology, methanogens, Mars, extreme environments
Astrochemistry, chemical kinetics, laboratory astrophysics, interstellar/solar system ices
academia, tenure-track or research
|Rachel Atkins||PhD (in 2020/2021)|
~December 2020 and beyond
My research interests and experiences include tectonic and fluvial geomorphology and surface processes (my experience is on Earth and Mars, but I am interested and eager to do other planetary bodies). In addition, I have interests and experience with geoscience education research.
Academic (research and/or teaching, or a combination of both), industry or other types of positions that involve geoscience applications, teaching and/or research.
|Katie Donahoe||MEng '20||Fall 2020|
Image processing, 3D visualizations, data visualizations, AR/VR. Especially on Mars! :)
|Academia or industry||www.katiedonahoe.com|
|J. Brian Balta||Ph.D.||Summer 2020|
Igneous petrology, meteorites, cosmochemistry
Academia (strong teaching background), would also be interested in industry.
|balta "at" tamu.edu|
|Noah Frere||2020 Masters candidate||Fall 2020|
I use spectral analysis to compare asteroids (mostly Vesta-like) and meteorites, generating calibration equations from different wavelength ranges, in order to determine the compositions.
Research, teaching, telescope work?, other?
Planetary surface chemistry, mars-relevant salt chemistry, laboratory experimental chambers
Academia, teaching, and industry
Summer 2021 - Spring 2022
Mars, Deep Learning, Remote Sensing, Stratigraphy, Photogrammetry, Mineralogy, Python
industry, civil servant, national labs, university affiliated research centers
email or twitter (see personal website)
|Yuna G Kwon||PhD candidate||Fall 2020|
cometary dust and surface evolution of solar system small bodies / photometry, spectroscopy, and polarimetry / dynamical analyses
After May of 2021 (when I graduate with MS)
Geology, petrology, planetary geology and meteoritics. I am working towards my masters in geology with an emphasis on planetary geology and meteoritics. My current project is working towards understanding the internal structure and thermal history of the asteroid 4Vesta through petrographical and petrological investigations and thermodynamic modeling of HED meteorites. For my BS, I classified a previously unstudied and unclassified NWA meteorite (submission pending).
Academia/research (possible Ph.D positions)
|Kevin Hardegree-Ullman||PhD||Fall 2021|
Transiting exoplanets, M dwarf characterization, stellar spectroscopy
As a planetary scientist, geochemist, and petrologist, my research is broadly focused on understanding surface and crustal magmatic processes that occurred on planetary bodies, especially on Mars, to assess magmatic evolution and how diverse Mars magmatism was. I use various methods including (1) observational rover data, (2) thermodynamical modeling and (3) laboratory piston-cylinder experiments.
I seek to combine orbital, meteorite, and past, current and future (Mars 2020) rover mission data with modeling and experimental work to investigate Mars magmatic evolution and to explore formation mechanisms of Mars crust.
MS (PhD expected in July)
August or September 2020
|Lauren Mc Keown||PhD||July 2020|
Planetary ices, Mars polar processes, planetary surface processes, analog laboratory experiments
Remote sensing-based geomorphologic, photometric, hyperspectral, and gravimetric studies/mapping of terrestrial planets (also including crater size-frequency analyses, structural analyses etc.)
|Ghana Challa||PhD||May 1|
Computational biology with expertise in wet bench work. Expertise in genome and transcriptome assembly and gene expression analysis. Genome anotation and functional genomics experience.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Xinting Yu||PhD||July 2020/2021|
Planetary Science/Laboratory Experiments
|Rachel Kronyak||PhD||Jan 2021|
Mars sedimentology , stratigraphy, rock fractures and veins, fracture mechanics, rock properties
Industry, mission operations
Icy world interior, geophysics, mineral physics, ices and hydrates high pressure experiment and thermodynamics
|Academia and industry|
Late 2020/early 2021
Radiative transfer modeling of gas giant atmospheres; observational astronomy and instrumentation
|Michael Thorpe||PhD||Fall 2020|
Sedimentary Geochemistry. My research centers on exploring chemical weathering and sediment generation in basaltic terrains, both on Earth and Mars; ultimately tracking geochemical and mineralogical transformations from source-to-sink.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Xiaochen Mao||PhD May 2020||Summer 2020|
Solar System small bodies: internal structures modeling and rotational dynamics; Planetary Sciences
MS (PhD expected Summer 2020)
Summer to Fall 2020
Remote sensing, planetary surface processes
|Pierce Jackson||BS in Physics|
Fall 2020 or later
Previous research in applications of atomic data to astrophysical plasmas
Graduate School, Research position
I should probably set one up...
P. M. Jackson - First paper in the works
I should probably make one of these, too
Email (see Research gate)
|Heidi Wessman Kneale|
MSci (astro) Swinburne University, pending end 2020
Science outreach, non-fiction writing, citizen science
Media, industry, government, educational
Contact form on my website.
|Wajiha Iqbal||PhD||O1 Jan 2020||Planetary Geology||PostDoc||No||No|
|Sam Bell||PhD (Summer 2020)|
Lunar petrology with experience of crystal size distribution analysis, diffusion chronometry and WEMSCAN.
Mars atmosphere, radiation budget, surface properties, spectroscopy
Post-doc, mission design & operations, aerospace industry
space science, space plasma, hyper velocity impact , langmuir probe
Late 2021 to mid 2022
Planetary geochemistry, martian geochemistry, geology, science outreach
|Academia and industry|
BS '19, currently in MS program ('21)
Available after May '20
Primarily interested in planetary geophysics (seismology and magnetism). Also interested in space science engineering, with a preference for geophysical survey instrumentation. Experience in planetary science research, software engineering, and computer engineering.
Academic or industry, prefer a research emphasis.
Before Feb 2021
Regolith thermal analyses, asteroid surfaces, martian surface, comparative geology, infrared remote sensing, planetary data analysis (spectral, thermal, and imaging)
Academia, research, industry
MS (Astronomy research) from Leiden University
Planetary Science (planet formation, planetary magnetism, global climate modeling (planetary atmospheres), planetary tectonics etc), Astrobiology, Origin of life (Mostly theoretical and computational aspects)
Academia (preferably a PhD position)
Email listed on personal website
|Ellen Czaplinski||BS (Purdue, 2016)|
Icy moons experimental studies, spectroscopy, Mars and lunar remote sensing
Postdoc in government or industry
|James Dottin III|
BS (2013), MS (2016), PhD (expected, May 2020)
stable isotope geochemistry (high temperature, sulfur)
National Lab, industry, academia
MS (PhD anticipated Spring/Summer 2021)
Clouds and hazes in exoplanet atmospheres, laboratory astrophysics, atmospheric modeling, bridging laboratory and modeling methods
academia/research, national labs
MSc (Expected date for PhD: June 2020)
Late Summer - Fall 2020
Application of machine learning to planetary science
academia; NASA and research centers
|Patricio Becerra||PhD||1 - 2 years||Mars polar science, planetary ices|
academia, industry, management
|Sai Arun Dharmik Bhoga|
MS Ocean & Atmospheric Science
Planetary Geology, Exoplanets and Habitability, Geomicrobiology
|Rami Emad||Master's||2 years||Astropgysics||Internship|
|Potin Sandra||MS (PhD defense in May)|
June - December 2020
Instrumentation, bidirectional reflectance spectroscopy of meteorites, application to planetary bodies observations
|V. R. Dinesh Kumar|
M.Sc.(Hons) Physics & B.E.(Hons) Electronics and Communication
Planetary Data Analysis and Modelling, Payload Instrumentation (RF)
Academia (Project Assistant or any RA Opportunities), Industry
|Juergen Nussbaumer||Fall 2020||Remote sensing of Mars||Academia|
Facebook "Jürgen Nußbaumer"
|Shirin Zaidi||BS in Planetary Science|
Fall 2020 onwards
I am looking for any position to work in research-wise, regardless of where it is and what kind of work it is, as long as it ranges from Solar System work to exoplanets. Special interest in learning orbital dynamics.
|Academia and industry.|
LinkedIn is my preferred contact method.
|Gaia Stucky de Quay||PhD||March 2021|
Surface processes, fluvial geomorphology, terrestrial planets, geochronology, remote sensing
BS in Physics, Loyola University Chicago, 2020
Geomorphology, surface processes, surface-atmosphere interactions
Twitter DM (@planet_mohr)
|Laura M. Parro||PhD|
I am interested in the surface processes, geophysical and geochemical characterization, thermal history and long-term evolution of the terrestrial planets and other bodies of the Solar System. More specifically, my research encompasses a variety of geological/geophysical studies of the Earth, the Jupiter’s moon Europa, Ceres and Mars. Also, I really enjoy learning about astrobiological topics such as the habitability of rocky /wet/icy bodies.
academia, postdoc, science outreach
MA, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Remote sensing/GIS (have experience with radar/visible), lab spectroscopy, field work
Research assistant (either academia or industry), lab tech, field assistant
|Tarisa Ross||BS||Anytime in June||Planetary geology|
atmospheric modeling, photochemical and cloud modeling, planetary sciences, data analysis, numerical modeling, exoplanetary modeling.
MSci (currently doing PhD)
After summer 2020
Planetary science: carbonaceous chondrites, asteroids, infrared spectroscopy, OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa2, Lucy
MSc Planetary Science (University College London)
As soon as possible
My career aim is to study life in extreme environments, with the overall desire to work in astrobiology and apply our knowledge of extremophiles and the origin of life to potentially habitable regions on other worlds. For example, biological molecules and structures such as ATP, the plasma membrane and nucleic acids could be investigated to determine how they may have formed on the early Earth and how they came to be equipped by primitive life forms. The findings could then be applied to extra-terrestrial environments via modelling and simulations, to determine their potential habitability. Other research interests include the possibility of life using different chemical species aside from water as the internal solvent in cells, different forms of metabolism, and the potential for different elements to be substituted into the nucleic acid structure. I would be interested in pursuing a PhD project in these topics, as well as any writing and teaching opportunities.
Academia (research/teaching), industry, science writing
PhD (expected graduation in Spring or Summer 2021)
Summer or Fall 2021
Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy; Mineralogy; Mud Volcanism; Space Policy
|Thibaut Roger||MS (finishing PhD)||Anytime|
Computer graphics, exoplanets, astrophysics, Earth atmosphere and climate.
Outreach and science communication, potentially knowledge and technology transfer too
Preferably November 2020 but can start earlier.
GIS: I mapped aeolian bedforms on Mars at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Aeolian Bedforms: I enjoy studying the movements of sand.
Public Outreach: I am really interested in the intersection of the public & science, how to best communicate results, how to get more people excited about science, and how to make the scientific community more diverse.
M.Sc. in Astronomy (San Diego State University), Expected May 2020
Summer 2020 (June, July, August)
Dynamics and physical properties of the interiors, surfaces, and atmospheres of exoplanets, stars, and solar system objects; the origin, formation, and evolution of solar and extrasolar planetary systems and their links to their host stars; observational searches for exoplanets using direct imaging, radial velocity, microlensing, and transit techniques; computational astrophysics; determining of the habitability of solar system objects and exoplanets
Looking for a research-oriented position in industry, academia, or government.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jeremy Brossier||PhD||October 2020|
Planetary Geology: Remote sensing data (visible to near IR imaging spectrometer, radar, altimetry) to study morphological and compositional properties of planetary surfaces (Mars, Titan, Venus) and to retrace their geological evolution and chemical environment.
Academia (Research Associate)
Early thermochemical evolution of rocky planets (magma ocean) in interaction with the atmosphere
|Academia - postdoc|
|Ben Fernando||PhD (final year)|
Autumn 2020 onward
Planetary science (seismology/numerical modelling)
|Any and all!|
|Jodi Berdis||MS (PhD late 2020)||Fall 2020|
Icy satellites, NIR spectroscopy, ground-based observations, remotely-sensed image spectroscopy, surface processes, surface composition, thermophysical modeling, Hapke modeling, spectral mixture analysis
Postdoc, research, industry
MS (expected Summer 2020)
Remote Sensing, Mars, Impact Craters, Geophysics, GIS
|Brendan A. Anzures||M.S.||2021|
planetary geochemistry, experimental igneous petrology, remote sensing, XAS spectroscopy, Mercury, meteoritics
Planetary geomorphology, Mars, terrestrial analogues
|Abdallah S. Zaki|
|Henrik Kahanpää||PhD (finishing in Aug.)||August 2020||Instrumentation, Atmospheric science||Academia, in Europe|
MSc, PhD expected in June 2021
anytime after June 2021
Planetary atmospheres and planet formation typically understood from the theoretical perspective of microphysics (primarily the evolution of small particles).
Academia (postdoc or permanent position)
Astrobiology, mass spectrometry, agnostic biosignatures, ocean/icy worlds, machine learning/data science in planetary science, chemical complexity, mission design, management
|John Owens||MS||July 2020|
Planetary seismology, geophysics, education, science communication
Academia, industry, government, education
astro.jowens at gmail.com
As soon as possible to Jan 2021
Data Science in biology or biotechnology; field, lab or computational work in biosciences; Geomicrobiobiology field, lab or computational work in planetary science and astrobiology
Industry, Non-profit, Academia
CV/Resume available on request
thermal analysis and spectroscopy of asteroid regolith