LiDAR Group Photo. Participants from left to right: Laz Kestay, Shane Byrne, Jacob Richardson, Mike Sori, Margaret Landis, Colin Dundas, Ali Bramson, Patrick Whelley, Catherine Neish, Stephen Scheidt, Amber Keske, Sarah Sutton, Ethan Schaefer, Elise Rumpf, Christopher Hamilton, Einat Lev, and Andy Ryan.
LiDAR Group Photo


Dr. Hamilton's Research Group investigates a range of geologic surface processes to better understand the history of terrestrial bodies in the Solar System. These processes include volcanic, tectonic, glacial, fluvial, aeolian, and impact cratering activity, which we explore through a combination of field-based observations, remote sensing, geophysical modeling, and machine learning.


Postdoctoral Researchers: Scientists and engineers interested in planetary surface processes are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in Geoscience, Planetary Science, or Computer Science are preferred. Postdoctoral positions are typically for 2–3 years.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students: Prospective students interested in a career in Planetary Sciences are encouraged to apply. Strong backgrounds in geophysics or machine learning are preferred. For applications please go to the LPL Graduate Student application webpage