PTYS/LPL Faculty

Steve Kortenkamp

Associate Professor of Practice
Orbital Dynamics and Science Education
Ph.D., 1996, University of Florida

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Kuiper 353

Years with LPL: 2001 to present

Current Grants

NASA PG&G: Investigation of a new resonant mechanism for accretion of interplanetary dust by Earth 

NSF ITEST: Project POEM - Project-based learning opportunities and exploration of mentorship for students with visual impairments to STEM

Current PTYS Graduate Students

Student Collaborations/Advising

Current Students

  • Matiana Cascio (undergrad)
  • Knox Corbett (grad)
  • Molly Simon (LPL grad)

Former Students

  • Laci Brock (grad)
  • Cecilia Byers (postgrad)
  • Andrew Charles (undergrad)
  • Emily Joseph (undergrad)
  • Shireen Keyl (grad)
  • Kelli Kostizak (undergrad)
  • Scott LaPlante (undergrad)
  • Jordan Randolph (undergrad)

Former Postdocs

  • Shireen Keyl (UA)

Publications

Complete Publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: S. J. Kortenkamp

Selected Publications

Kortenkamp, S. J., Hartmann, William K. Dynamical sequestration of the Moon-forming impactor in co-orbital resonance with Earth 2016 Icar...275..239K

Kortenkamp, S. J. Trapping and dynamical evolution of interplanetary dust particles in Earth's quasi-satellite resonance 2013 Icar..226.1550K

Kortenkamp, S. J., Joseph, E. C. S. Transformation of Trojans into quasi-satellites during planetary migration and their subsequent close-encounters with the host planet 2011 Icar..215..669K

Marzari F., Thebault P., Kortenkamp S.J., Scholl H., Planetesimal dynamics and planet formation in and around binaries. To appear in Planets in Multiple-Star Systems (Haghighipour N., Ed.), Springer/Verlag (2010).

Kortenkamp, S. J. An efficient, low-velocity, resonant mechanism for capture of satellites by a protoplanet 2005 Icar..175..409K

Kortenkamp, S. J., Malhotra, R., Michtchenko, T. Survival of Trojan-type companions of Neptune during primordial planet migration 2004 Icar..167..347K

Kortenkamp, S. J., Wetherill, G. W., Inaba, S. Runaway Growth of Planetary Embryos Facilitated by Massive Bodies in a Protoplanetary Disk 2001Sci...293.1127K

Kortenkamp S.J., Dermott S.F., Fogle D., Grogan K., Sources and orbital evolution of interplanetary dust accreted by Earth. In Accretion of extraterrestrial matter throughout Earth's history (Peucker-Ehrenbrink & Schmitz, Eds.) 13-30, Kluwer, New York (2001).

Dermott S.F., Grogan K., Durda D.D., Jayaraman S., Kehoe T.J.J., Kortenkamp S.J., Wyatt M.C., Orbital evolution of interplanetary dust. In Interplanetary Dust (Grun, Gustafson, Dermott, and Fechtig, Eds.) 569-639, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2001).

Kortenkamp S.J., Kokubo E., Weidenschilling S., Formation of planetary embryos. In Origin of the Earth and Moon (Canup R. and Righter K., Eds.) pp. 85-100, Univ. of Ariz. Press, Tucson (2000).

Kortenkamp, S. J., Wetherill, G. W. Terrestrial Planet and Asteroid Formation in the Presence of Giant Planets. I. Relative Velocities of Planetesimals Subject to Jupiter and Saturn Perturbations 2000 Icar..143...60K

Dermott S.F., Grogan K., Holmes E.K., Kortenkamp S.J., Dynamical structure of the zodiacal cloud. In Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space (Greenberg J.M., Ed.) pp. 565-582, Kluwer, Dordrecht (1999).

Kortenkamp, S. J., Dermott, S. F. Accretion of Interplanetary Dust Particles by the Earth1998 Icar..135..469K

Kortenkamp, S. J., Wetherill, G. W. Terrestrial Planet and Asteroid Formation in the Presence of Migrating Giant Planets 1998 M&PSA..33R..86K

Wetherill, G. W., Kortenkamp, S. J. Formation of Asteroid Belts Without Runaway Growth of Very Large Planetary Embryos 1998 M&PSA..33Q.167W

Kortenkamp, S. J., Dermott, S. F. A 100,000-Year Periodicity in the Accretion Rate of Interplanetary Dust 1998 Sci...280..874K

Kortenkamp S.J., Dermott S.F., Liou J.C., Naturally occurring selection effects on the terrestrial accretion of interplanetary dust particles. In Physics, Chemistry and Dynamics of Interplanetary Dust (Gustafson B.A.S. and Hanner M.S., Eds.), IAU Colloquium 150, ASP Conference Series 104, pp. 167-170 (1996).

Dermott S.F., Grogan K., Gustafson B.A.S., Jayaraman S., Kortenkamp S.J., Xu Y.L., Sources of interplanetary dust. In Physics, Chemistry and Dynamics of Interplanetary Dust (Gustafson B.A.S. and Hanner M.S., Eds.), IAU Colloquium 150, ASP Conference Series 104, pp. 143-153 (1996).

Peer-reviewed children's science books

--In Capstone's First Facts series: Why In The World?, for struggling readers at the K-3 level:
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) Why Isn't Pluto a Planet?

--In Capstone's First Facts series: The Solar System, for struggling readers at the K-3 level:
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) Asteroids, Comets, Meteorites
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) The Milky Way
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) Space Probes
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) Space Stations
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) The First Moon Landing
Kortenkamp S.J. (2007) NASA
Kortenkamp S.J. (2008) Space Junk
Kortenkamp S.J. (2008) Space Shuttles
Kortenkamp S.J. (2008) Space Tourism
Kortenkamp S.J. (2008) Working in Space

--In Capstone's Blazers series: Incredible Space, for severely struggling readers at the K-3 level:
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Space Robots
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Space Life
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Spacecraft
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Space Stations
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Space Tourism
Kortenkamp S.J. (2009) Space Travelers

--In Capstone's Fact Finders series: The Solar System and Beyond, for readers in grades 3-5:
Kortenkamp S.J. (2011) Planets of Our Solar System
Kortenkamp S.J. (2011) Dwarf Planets
Kortenkamp S.J. (2011) Asteroids, Comets, Meteoroids

--In Capstone's Picture Encyclopedia series, for readers in grades K-3:
Kortenkamp S.J. (2012, in press) Show Me Space

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