CURRICULUM VITAE

Matthew F. Chojnacki

High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Sonett Space Sciences Annex, 1541 E. University Blvd., PO Box 210063 Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona Tel: (520) 626-0752, Fax: (520) 626-8998

chojan1@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~chojan1

Education:

Ph.D. in Planetary Geology and Remote Sensing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Dissertation: Martian Dune Fields: Aeolian Activity, Morphology, Sediment Pathways, and Provenance (2013) Advisers: Devon Burr and Jeffrey Moersch

B.A.
in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. (2004)
B.A.
in Planetary Science (Magna Cum Laude), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. (2004) Thesis: Surficial Properties of Ophir Chasma, Mars: Integration of Remote-Sensing Data Advisers: Bruce Jakosky and Brian Hynek

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Awards/Honors:

Academic Highlights:

Relevant Coursework: Remote Sensing, Planetary Surfaces and Interiors, Petrogenesis of Crystalline Rocks, Siliciclastic Petrogenesis, Cosmochemistry, Surface Processes on Earth and Mars, Planetary Geomorphology, GIS in Planetary Geology, Tectonics and Sedimentation, Principles of Planetary Science, Planetary Science II, Planetary Atmospheres, Space Science Policy, Principles of Physics Analytical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrodynamics I & II, and Writing in Science. Cumulative Undergraduate GPA (Planetary): 3.80, Cumulative Graduate GPA: 3.96.

Skills:

Geology field work and navigation. Computer experience includes: extensive experience with ENVI/IDL, ESRI ArcMap, stereo processing (HiRISE) with SOCET® SET, Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS), JMARS, Google Earth, ISIS, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Word, Excel, with both Macintosh and PC. Programing writing experience with IDL, Perl, and ISIS.

Professional Experience:

Professional Organizations:

Scientific collaborators in the past 48 months: Jim Bell (Arizona State University), Lori Fenton (Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute), Briony Horgan (Arizona State University), Brian Hynek (University of Colorado, Boulder), Jeff R. Johnson (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), David Kring (Lunar and Planetary Institute), Alfred McEwen (University of Arizona), Tim Michaels (Southwest Research Institute), Rebecca Williams (Planetary Science Institute), James Wray (Georgia Institute of Technology).

Teaching Competencies:

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

McEwen, A. S., C. M. Dundas, S. S. Mattson, A. D. Toigo, L. Ojha, J. J. Wray, M. Chojnacki, and 3 other authors (submitted), Recurring Slope Lineae in Valles Marineris, Mars, Nature Geoscience.

Chojnacki, M., D. M. Burr, and J. E. Moersch (submitted), Valles Marineris Dune Fields as Compared With Other Martian Populations: Diversity of Dune Compositions, Morphologies, and Thermophysical Properties, Icarus.

Fenton, L. K., T. I Michaels, M. Chojnacki, and R. A. Beyer (submitted), Inverse Maximum Gross Bedform-Normal Transport 2: Application to a Dune Field in Ganges Chasma, Mars and Comparison with HiRISE Repeat Imagery and MRAMS, Icarus.

Fenton, L. K., M. Chojnacki, and 15 other authors (2013), Summary of the Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop: Remote Sensing and Image Analysis of Planetary Dunes, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, June 12-15, 2012, Aeolian Research, 8, doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2012.10.006.

Chojnacki, M., D. M. Burr, J. E. Moersch, and T. I. Michaels (2011), Orbital Observations of Contemporary Dune Activity in Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E00F19, doi:10.1029/2010JE003675.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, and D. M. Burr (2010), Climbing and Falling Dunes in Valles Marineris, Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L08201, doi:10.1029/2009GL042263.

Wray, J. J., R. E. Milliken, C. M. Dundas, G. A. Swayze, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, A. M. Baldridge,

M. Chojnacki, R. N. Clark, S. L. Murchie, B. L. Ehlmann, J. L. Bishop, F. P. Seelos, L. L. Tornabene, and S. W. Squyres (2011), Columbus Crater and Other Possible Groundwater-fed Paleolakes of Terra Sirenum, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E01001, doi:10.1029/2010JE003694.

Williams, R. M. E., D. A. Rogers, M. Chojnacki, J. B. Boyce, K. D. Seelos, C. Hardgrove, F. Chuang (2011), Evidence For Episodic alluvial Fan Formation In Far Western Terra Tyrrhena, Mars, Icarus, 211, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.10.001.

Arvidson, R.E., J. W. Ashley, J.F. Bell III, M. Chojnacki, and 29 other authors (2011), Opportunity Mars Rover Mission: Overview and Selected Results from Purgatory Ripple to Traverses to Endeavour Crater, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E00F15, doi:10.1029/2010JE003746.

Burr, D. M., R. M. E. Williams, K. D. Wendell, M. Chojnacki, and J. P. Emery (2010), Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars: Formation mechanism and initial paleodischarge estimates, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E07011, doi:10.1029/2009JE003496.

Chojnacki, M., and B. M. Hynek (2008), Geological context of water-altered minerals in Valles Marineris, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, E12005, doi:10.1029/2007JE003070.

Chojnacki, M., B. M. Jakosky, and B. M. Hynek (2006), Surficial properties of landslides and surrounding units in Ophir Chasma, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JE002601.

Manuscripts in preparation:

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, D. M. Burr, and J. J. Wray (in prep), Valles Marineris Dune Fields: Sediment Pathways and Provenance, Icarus.

Burr, D. M., J. R. Zimbelman, F. B. Qualls, M. Chojnacki, S. L. Murchie, and T. I. Michaels (in prep), The Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: A Possible Source for Dark Aeolian Sand, Icarus.

Kring, D. A., J. Balcerski, D. M. Blair, M. Chojnacki, and 22 other authors (in review), Structural Shearing of Overturned Impact Ejecta at Meteor Crater, Arizona, and Implications for the Trajectory of the Impacting Iron Asteroid, METEORITICS AND PLANETARY SCIENCES.

Recent contributions to Books

Lucchitta, B. K. (2010), 5 -Lakes in Valles Marineris, in Lakes on Mars, edited by N. A. Cabrol and E. A. Grin, pp. 111–161, Elsevier, Amsterdam. (Figure)

Chojnacki, M., (in prep), Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, edited by

H. Hargitai and A. Kereszturi, Elsevier, Amsterdam. (Text and Figures)

First-Author Conference Abstracts and Presentations:

Chojnacki, M., D. M. Burr, and J. E. Moersch (2013), Local Sourcing and Aeolian Fractionation as Factors for Compositional Heterogeneity of Martian Aeolian Bedform Sand, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLIV, abstract 3031.

2013 THEMIS Team Meeting (oral presentation), Constraints on Aeolian Bedform Induration From THEMIS and HiRISE.

Chojnacki, M., J. R. Johnson, J. E. Moersch, and J. F. Bell III (2012) (poster presentations), Surface and Orbital Monitoring of the “Greeley Dune Field” in Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars., Planetary Dunes Workshop III, abstract 7038.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, D. M. Burr and J. J. Wray (2012) (oral presentations), Potential Sediment Sources and Pathways in Valles Marineris Dune Fields: Implications for Martian Aeolian Systems, Planetary Dunes Workshop III, abstract 7040.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, D. M. Burr, and J. J. Wray (2012), Valles Marineris Dune Fields: Sediment Pathways and Provenance, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLIII, abstract 2444.

2011 THEMIS Team Meeting (oral presentation), Valles Marineris dune fields: Landscape evolution and sediment provenance.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, and D. M. Burr (2011) (oral presentations), Variable scale surface change of Valles Marineris dune fields and adjacent terrains, EPSC-DPS, 6, abstract 1529.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, and J. J. Wray (2011), HiRISE Analysis of the Western Rim of Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars: Morphology, Composition and Topography, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLII, abstract 2272.

Chojnacki, M., D. M. Burr and J. E. Moersch (2010) (oral presentations), Evidence of Bed Form Deflation, Modification and Transport at Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars, From Orbital Observations, Planetary Dunes Workshop II, abstract 2028.

2010 THEMIS and MER Team Meetings (oral presentations), Stratigraphy, Composition, Thermophysical Properties and Aeolian Activity of Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, as seen from THEMIS and MRO.

Chojnacki, M., D. M. Burr and J. E. Moersch (2010) (oral presentations), Recent Dune Changes at Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars, from Orbital Observations, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLI, abstract 2326.

Chojnacki, M., J. E. Moersch, J. J. Wray and D. M. Burr (2010), The Stratigraphy, Composition and Thermophysical Properties of Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars, from Orbital Remote Sensing, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLI, abstract 2175.

2009 THEMIS Team Meeting (oral presentation), Martian Climbing and Falling Dune Fields as Seen From THEMIS and MRO.

2009 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (oral presentation), Valles Marineris Dune Fields: Thermophysical Properties and Morphology, and Provenance.

Chojnacki, M., and J. E. Moersch (2009) (oral presentations), Valles Marineris Dune Fields: Thermophysical Properties, Morphology, and Provenance, Lunar Planet. Sci., XL, abstract 2486.

Chojnacki, M., and J. E. Moersch (2008), Valles Marineris Dune Fields as seen from the HiRISE, CTX and THEMIS Cameras, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract P41B-1370.

2008 THEMIS Team Meeting (oral presentation), Valles Marineris Dune Fields as Seen From THEMIS.

Chojnacki, M., and B. Hynek (2007) (oral presentations), The Geological Context of Water-Altered Minerals in Valles Marineris, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., XXXVIII, abstract 2414.

2007 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (oral presentation), The Geological Context of Water-Altered Minerals in Valles Marineris.

2006 Mars Odyssey Project Science Group Meeting (oral presentation), An integrated study of Valles Marineris water-altered mineral deposits.

Chojnacki, M., and B. Hynek (2006), East Melas Chasma landing site rationale. Paper presented at the 1st Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Workshop, Pasadena, CA Chojnacki_Hynek_1st_MSL_workshop.

Chojnacki, M., B. M. Jakosky, and B. Hynek (2005), Surficial Properties of Landslide Units in Ophir Chasma, Mars, From Remote-Sensing Data, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., XXXVI, abstract 2323.

2005 Mars Odyssey Project Science Group Meeting (oral presentation), Surficial Properties of Landslide Units in Ophir Chasma, Mars, From THEMIS.

Coauthored Abstracts:

Sharma P., Nuding D., Ozhogin P., Bell I., Bennett K., Broiles T., Byrne P., Chojnacki M., and 10 other authors (2013), VADER: Venus Atmosphere, Descent and Environmental Researcher, a NASA Planetary Science Summer School Mission Concept, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLIV, abstract

1674.

Horgan, B., Chojnacki, M., Lai, J., Clarke, D., Joseph, J., And Bell, J. F. III (2012), Widespread Explosive Volcanism on Mars Inferred from the Global Distribution of Glass-Rich Sediments, Geol. Soc. of America, Paper No. 60-4.

Burr, D. M., J. R. Zimbelman, S. L. de Silva, N. T. Bridges, M. Chojnacki, and F. B. Qualls (2012), Testing the Volcaniclastic Hypothesis for Martian Dune Sediments: The Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars, and Andean Ignimbrites, Earth, Planetary Dunes Workshop III, abstract 2028.

Newcomer, K. B., J. Moersch, N. A. Cabrol, E. Grin, J. J. Wynne, and M. Chojnacki (2011), Evalution of a Proposed Technique for Identifying Martian Caves in THEMIS Infrared Images, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLII, abstract 2739.

Burr, D. M., J. R. Zimbelman, F. B. Qualls, M. Chojnacki, S. L. Murchie, T. I. Michaels (2011), The Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: A Possible Source for Dark Aeolian Sand, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLII, abstract 1740.

Kring, D. A., J. Balcerski, D. M. Blair, M. Chojnacki, and 22 other authors (2011), Asymmetrical Distribution of Impact Ejected Lithologies at Barringer Meteorite Crater (a.k.a Meteor Crater), Lunar Planet. Sci., XLII, abstract 1746.

Kring, D. A., J. Balcerski, D. M. Blair, M. Chojnacki, and 22 other authors (2011), Fold Hinge in Overturned Coconino Sandstone and its Structural Displacement During the Formation of Barringer Meteorite Crater (a.k.a Meteor Crater), Lunar Planet. Sci., XLII, abstract 1740.

Williams, R. M. E., A. D. Rogers, M. Chojnacki, C. Hardgrove and J. Boyce (2010), Episodic Alluvial Fan Formation In Western Terra Tyrrhena, Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLI, abstract 2185.

Hardgrove, C., R. M. E. Williams, J. E. Moersch, M. Chojnacki and A. D. Rogers (2010), Remote Thermophysical Observations Of Terrestrial Inverted Relief Features, Lunar Planet. Sci., XLI, abstract 2497.

Wray, J. J., R. E. Milliken, C. M. Dundas, G. A. Swayze, A. M. Baldridge, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, M. Chojnacki, and 7 other authors (2010), Diverse Evaporites And Clay Minerals In A Possible Deep Paleolake At Columbus Crater, Terra Sirenum, Mars. Paper submitted for the 4th Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Workshop, Pasadena, CA.