PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 438


Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2006, Washington University

Years with LPL: 2017

Lunar Studies, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

My research focuses on understanding the processes acting on the surfaces and interiors of the solid-surface planets and moons in our solar system.  I am interested in geodynamic, tectonic, magmatic, hydrologic, and climatic processes, at scales ranging from local to global. To this end, I combine the analysis of gravity, topography, and other remote sensing datasets with numerical modeling.  Current research interests include terrestrial planet tectonics, the gravity field and structure of the Moon, impact basins, volcanology on Mars, the hydrology and climate of Mars and Titan, and the evolution of Venus.

View LPL Evening Lecture from September 6, 2017, The Dark Side of the Moon

View Summer Science Saturday Lecture from July 20, 2019, The Scientific Legacy of Apollo

Current Grants

  • Gravity investigation of density anomalies in the lunar subsurface as records of early geodynamics and tectonics: NASA LDAP Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), PI
  • Gravity investigation of multi-ring basins and mascons: Forward and inverse modeling, and gravity gradiometry: NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Guest Scientist Program, PI
  • Compressional tectonics and global strain on Mars, the Moon, and Mercury: NASA PGG, PI
  • Recent explosive volcanism on Mars: NASA MDAP, PI
  • The hydrology, climate, and sedimentary deposits of Meridiani Planum and Gale Crater: NASA SSW, PI
  • Climatic control of explosive volcanism on Mars: NASA SSW, PI

Former Spacecraft Involvement

  • Co-Investigator on NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) (2012-2016)

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Alex Evans

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: J. C. Andrews-Hanna

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through 2020

Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2020, Icarus. The tectonic architecture of wrinkle ridges on Mars

Jansen, J. C., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Milbury, C., Head, J. W., Li, Y., Melosh, H. J., & Zuber, M. T. 2019, Icarus. Radial gravity anomalies associated with the ejecta of the Orientale basin

Available filesSizeCreated
PDF icon Andrews-Hanna_CV_082017.pdf184.46 KBDecember 12, 2018
Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2021 PTYS/ASTR 206-001 MWF 10:00-10:50a.m. Kuiper 308 Syllabus
Fall 2020 PTYS 512-001 TTH 12:30-1:45p.m. Kuiper 330 Syllabus
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Last updated on January 22, 2021