PTYS/LPL Faculty

Jessica Barnes

Jessica Barnes

Assistant Professor
Cosmochemistry, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs
Ph.D., 2015, The Open University (U.K.)


Years with LPL: Start Fall 2019

Jessica Barnes will be joining the LPL faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Jess’s research centers on understanding the origin and evolution of volatiles in the inner Solar System. She utilizes a combination of electron microscopy and high-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry to study extraterrestrial materials. Jess’s research background is in lunar mineralogy and geochemistry. Most recently she has been using coordinated electron and ion beam studies of meteorites to investigate the evolution of water in the Martian crust and to assess the inventories and origins of volatiles on primitive chondrite and achondrite parent bodies. 

Current Grants

  • A Multifaceted Approach to Investigating the Magmatic and Post-magmatic History of Volatiles in Basalts from the Rim of Steno Crater - NASA (ANGSA)

Current PTYS Graduate Students

Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2021 PTYS 520-001
Spring 2020 PTYS 510A-001
Fall 2020 PTYS 595B-002

Last updated on May 9, 2019