PTYS/LPL Faculty

Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, Washington University
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Kuiper 438

Dániel Apai

Professor
Ph.D., 2004, University of Heidelberg
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Steward N208B
Erik Asphaug

Erik Asphaug

Professor
B.S., 1984, Rice University; Ph.D., 1993, University of Arizona
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Kuiper 428

Travis Barman

Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of Georgia
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Kuiper 436

Jessica Barnes (She/Her)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2015, The Open University and The Natural History Museum, London UK
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Kuiper 540

Shane Byrne (He/Him)

Professor
Ph.D., 2003, California Institute of Technology
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Kuiper 524

Lynn Carter (she/her)

Associate Professor, University Distinguished Scholar
Ph.D., 2005, Cornell University
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Kuiper 533A

Daniella DellaGiustina (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Deputy Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-APEX
Ph.D., 2021, University of Arizona
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Kuiper 526
Earth, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies, I investigate the surface and near-surface structure of small airless worlds across the solar system. To do so, I develop and use remote-sensing and geophysical instruments deployed by spacecraft. I also enjoy field testing and validating instrumental methods at analog sites across our own planet. I am especially interested in the distribution of water throughout the solar system and how we identify its presence with instrumentation.

Joe Giacalone

Professor
Ph.D. 1991, University of Kansas
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Kuiper 411

Caitlin Griffith

Professor
Ph.D., 1991, State University of New York, Stony Brook
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Kuiper 424

Virginia Gulick (She/Her)

Research Professor
Ph.D., 1993, The University of Arizona
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Kuiper 542
Astrobiology, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Mars surface processes, Geomorphology, Fluvial and Hydrothermal studies, Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic studies, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Raman spectroscopy, Automated science analysis, Crowdsourcing and Citizen science

Pierre Haenecour (he/him)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2016 Washington University in St. Louis
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Kuiper 530

Christopher Hamilton

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2010, University of Hawaii
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Kuiper 430

Walter Harris

Professor
Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan
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Kuiper 221

Jack Holt

Professor, EDO Director
Ph.D., 1997, California Institute of Technology
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Kuiper 536

Lon Hood

Research Professor
Ph.D., 1979, UCLA
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Kuiper 509B

Ellen Howell

Research Professor
Ph.D., 1995, University of Arizona
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Drake 115 ∙ Kuiper 218

Kristopher Klein

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2013, University of Iowa
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Kuiper 431

Steve Kortenkamp

Associate Professor of Practice
Ph.D., 1996, University of Florida
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Kuiper 353
Science education, with an emphasis on developing and exploring techniques for teaching astronomy to students who are blind (developed 3D tactile resources in image below). Planet formation and orbital dynamics of asteroids, dust particles, planetesimals.  Children's science author for struggling readers in grades K-8.

Tommi Koskinen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University College London
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Kuiper 421

Dante Lauretta

Regents Professor, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx
Ph.D., 1997, Washington University
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Kuiper 536
Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry, Small Bodies, OSIRIS-REx, Asteroids, Comets, Meteorites, Origin of the Solar System

Amy Mainzer

Professor, Principal Investigator, NEOWISE and NEO Surveyor
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Los Angeles
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Asteroid Surveys, Small Bodies, Remote Sensing, Instrumentation, Education and Public Outreach

Renu Malhotra

Regents Professor, Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor
Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University
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Kuiper 515

Mark S. Marley (he/him/his)

Director, Department Head
Ph.D., 1990, University of Arizona
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Kuiper 323

Isamu Matsuyama

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005, University of Toronto
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Kuiper 527A

Alfred McEwen

Regents Professor
Ph.D., 1988, Arizona State University
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Sonett 204

Michael Nolan

Research Professor, Deputy Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-APEX
Ph.D., 1994, University of Arizona
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Kuiper 218 ∙ Drake 104C
Small Bodies, Asteroid geophysics, Planetary radar

Ilaria Pascucci

Professor, Associate Department Head
Ph.D., 2004, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg
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Kuiper 532

Sukrit Ranjan (he/him)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2017, Harvard University
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Vishnu Reddy

Professor
Ph.D., 2009, University of North Dakota
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Kuiper 233

George Rieke

Regents Professor
Ph.D., 1969, Harvard
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Steward 272

Tyler Robinson (he/him/his)

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2012, University of Washington
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Kuiper 239

Roger Yelle

Professor
Ph.D., 1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Kuiper 525

Tom Zega

Professor
Ph.D., 2003, Arizona State University
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Kuiper 522