Dr. David P. O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist

Planetary Science Institute
1700 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Suite 106
Tucson, AZ 85719-2395

Phone: +1 520 547 3977

E-mail: obrien@domain
(where domain="psi.edu")

Ph.D. in Planetary Science at the University of Arizona, 2004
B.S. in Applied Physics at Cornell University, 1998

Research Interests:
Collisional and dynamical evolution of asteroids and trans-Neptunian bodies
Planet formation and the collisional and dynamical evolution of the early Solar System
Thermal modeling of geophysical phenomena
Icy satellite geophysics

Honors and Awards:
Asteroid (21774) O'Brien
NASA Fellowship for Early Career Researchers (2006)
Poincare Fellowship, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France (2005)
NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship (2000-2003)
U of A Planetary Sciences Department Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (Spring 2002)

Curriculum Vitae:

Selected Preprints, Publications and Abstracts:
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Conference Abstracts
My Dissertation

Other Stuff:
Dawn Mission
Biking in Southeastern France

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