PTYS/LPL Postdocs

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Stefano Nerozzi (he/him/his)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D. 2019, University of Texas at Austin

Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces

Advisor(s): Jack Holt

Stefano is the Science PI on a selected NASA Mars Data Analysis Program proposal to study the fluvial and volcanic history of outflow channel systems in Utopia Planitia, Mars. This project integrates several remote sensing techniques to unravel the history of landforms shaped by ancient water flows and interactions between volcanic processes and ground ice.

He was selected for the Early Career section of the International Mars Ice Mapper (IMIM) Measurement Definition Team (MDT).

His past postdoctoral research work at UT Austin involved processing and analysis of Gamma Ray Spectrometer elemental concentration data from Mars Odyssey to reveal possible formation mechanisms of boulder halos and their spatial relationship with mapped geologic units and terrain surface composition.

Stefano's doctoral research focused on constraining which driving forces and surface processes are responsible for the initial emplacement of the north polar cap of Mars in the Late Amazonian. This work included stratigraphy and morphology mapping via orbital radar and high-resolution imagery, and climate modeling with general circulation models.

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Stefano Nerozzi

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2017 through June 2020

Ojha, L., Nerozzi, S., Lewis, K. Compositional Constraints on the North Polar Cap of Mars from Gravity and Topography 2019GeoRL..46.8671O

Nerozzi, S., Holt, J. W. Buried Ice and Sand Caps at the North Pole of Mars: Revealing a Record of Climate Change in the Cavi Unit With SHARAD 2019GeoRL..46.7278N

Nerozzi, S., Holt, J. W. Earliest accumulation history of the north polar layered deposits, Mars from SHARAD 2018Icar..308..128N

Spring 2021 - Science mentor for 6th grade students at Sahuarita Middle School (AZ)
Weekly mentorship of 6th grade students in a science project involving the design of a habitable planet. Gave presentation on the main drivers of inner Solar System planetary evolution (e.g., habitable zone, magnetic field, plate tectonics and volcanism, biosphere).

Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 - AP Research Project Mentor
AP Research project by H. Kansara at Carnegie Vanguard High School, Houston, TX. Research topic: How Would Terraforming Mars Question Society’s Morals according to the Utilitarian Approach?

Feb 2018 - UT Science Olympiad Regional Tournament
Prepared a test on Remote Sensing and Meteorology and served as a proctor for the regional tournament at UT Austin.


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