Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. Juliane Gross

Dr. Juliane Gross

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research focuses on investigating the formation and evolution of differentiated planetary bodies, such as Moon, Mars, and Earth. I use detailed mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of planetary samples by using field techniques for terrestrial analogues and micro-analytical techniques such as ElectronMicroProbe, ScanningElectronMicroscope and optical microscopy. I combine these techniques with experimental techniques, such as 1 atm gas-mixing furnace and hydrothermal diamond anvil cells, in order to learn about crustal and mantle evolution of the parental planetary bodies. I am specifically interested in: I) rock types poorly/not represented by returned samples and their formation histories, II) the chemical and physical conditions and evolutionary history of the parental melt, III) using planetary materials as ground truth for remote sensing, and IV) terrestrial analogues to planetary environments.

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Last updated
September 14, 2011