Dr. Shane Byrnehas been notified by the UA Provost of his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.
Shane earned his Ph.D. from CalTech in 2003 and joined LPL as an Assistant Professor in 2007. His research interests are surface processes on planetary bodies throughout the solar system, especially those processes which affect, or are driven by, planetary ices. He is a deputy-PI on HiSCI and a co-I on HiRISE. Shane teaches a core course in the department curriculum (PTYS 554), as well as a required undergradute minor course (PTYS 411), and leads the fieldtrip course each semester (PTYS 594A).