Prajkta ManePostdoctoral Research Associate
Cosmochemistry, Planetary formation, Small bodies, Geochemistry
Prajkta is a cosmochemist working with Dr. Tom Zega and Planetary Materials Research Group (PMRG) on coordinated in-situ analysis of the earliest-formed solids in the solar system.
Prajkta studied geology at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (BSc) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (MSc). She received her PhD from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Her PhD research focused on determining the chemical and isotopic compositions of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) in meteorites to decipher chemical and physical processes that occurred during the earliest stages of solar system formation. Prajkta has a strong interest in pioneering analytical methods to significantly advance our knowledge of the building blocks of the Solar System, in particular, the development of laboratory techniques to further study the isotope geochemistry of meteorites and samples returned from planetary missions. Her postdoctoral work focuses on isotopic and microstructural analysis of refractory materials in meteorites to determine chemical pathways and conditions of high-temperature processes in the early solar system.
Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author Search: Prajkta Mane
Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2015 through February 2017
Mane, P., Hervig, R., Wadhwa, M., Garvie, L. A. J., Balta, J. B., McSween, H. Y. Hydrogen isotopic composition of the Martian mantle inferred from the newest Martian meteorite fall, Tissint 2016M&PS...51.2073M
Filiberto, J., Baratoux, D., Beaty, D., Breuer, D., Farcy, B. J., Grott, M., Jones, J. H., Kiefer, W. S., Mane, P., McCubbin, F. M., Schwenzer, S. P. A review of volatiles in the Martian interior 2016M&PS...51.1935F
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