Shane Wesley Stone

Ph.D. Candidate
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Department of Planetary Sciences
University of Arizona


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Department of Planetary Sciences. I work with Professor Roger V. Yelle, investigating the upper atmosphere of Mars using data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) aboard the NASA Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission. I also have an interest in the atmospheric chemistry of Titan.

I received an M.Sc. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, where I studied the controlled polymerization of N-thiocarboxyanhydrides and N-carboxyanhydrides into co-polypeptides, which are protein analogues and interesting biomolecular materials. I received a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, where I worked on the synthesis and application of organic polymers in solar cells.

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