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Dr. Amy Fagan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058


Professional Background


Education and Work EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, USRA-Lunar and Planetary Institute,
Houston, TX
August 2012–present


(2013) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Dissertation: “Volcanic and Impact Processes on Mars and the Moon”
Advisor: Clive R. Neal
Dissertation Defense Date: August, 2012
Official Graduation Date: January, 2013


(2006), Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Geology, honors
Cum Laude

Teaching and Research Experience

Teaching Assistant, Professor Clive Neal, University of Notre Dame
Fall 2006: “Physical Geology”


Teaching Assistant, Professor Susan Sakimoto, University of Notre Dame
Spring 2007: “Planetary Geology”
Fall 2007: “Volcanology”
Spring 2008: “Volcanology”
Fall 2008: “Geodynamics”


Off-campus Summer Research, Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program, Lunar and Planetary Institute (Summer 2009). Supervised by Dr. David Kring


Fellowships: Lilly Fellowship (August 2006–July 2010)


Awards: LPI Career Development Award (2012)

Professional Activities and Service

NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute-Center for Lunar Science and Exploration Team Member

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014–present)

NASA Lunar Science Institute- Center for Lunar Science Exploration
Team Member,
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012–2014)
Graduate Student Researcher (2009–2012)
Lunar Exploration Student Intern (Summer 2009)


LPI Summer Intern Program,

Co-Mentor with Dr. David Kring (2014)

Assistant Mentor to Dr. David Kring (2013)

LPI Career Development Award Committee Panel Member (2014)


Notre Dame Graduate Student Union (GSU; 2009–2010)
Chair, GSU Health Care Committee


Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
GSA Stephen E. Dwornik Student Awards Judge (2010, 2012, 2014)
Session Co-Chair (2013, 2014)
Program Committee Member (2014)


Next Generation of Lunar Scientists and Engineers (NGLSE) Annual Workshop co-organizer (2013)


Lunar Graduate Conference (“LunGradCon”)
Co-organizer, first annual Lunar graduate student conference at NASA Ames (2010)


NASA Lunar Science Forum
Co-Chair, Parallel Session #10- Geology: Petrology/Mineralogy (2012)
Co-Chair, Parallel Session #6- Samples and Instrument Data (2010)

NASA Lunar Science Institute High School Lunar Research Projects (HiSLuRP)
Judge,Spring 2012
Mentor, 2012–2013 school year


Instrument Experience

Ineductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA)
Field Emission-Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM)


Dr. Stephen Mackwell