Menu

Lunar and Planetary Institute



Scientific Staff

Staff Scientists

  • Dr. Louise Prockter
    Dr. Louise M. Prockter
    Director

    Understanding the volcanic and tectonic history of solar system bodies, with an emphasis on icy satellites.
    View profile

  • Dr. Allan H. Treiman
    Dr. Allan H. Treiman
    Associate Director of Science

    Analytical, modeling, and experimental studies of volatile species in martian and asteroidal meteorites and lunar rocks to illuminate processes on planets and asteroids.
    View profile

  • Dr. Stephen M. Clifford
    Dr. Stephen M. Clifford
    Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling of the nature, evolution and geophysical investigation of planetary volatiles, with a special emphasis on water on Mars. 
    View profile

  • Dr. Walter Kiefer
    Dr. Walter S. Kiefer
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Gravity modeling and numerical simulations to constrain the internal structure and tectonic, volcanic, and thermal evolution of Mars, Venus, differentiated asteroids, and the Moon.
    View profile

  • Dr. Georgiana Kramer
    Dr. Georgiana Y. Kramer
    Staff Scientist

    Studies the chemistry and mineralogy of the Moon, asteroids, and other planetary surfaces through remote sensing data analysis.
    View profile

  • Dr. David A. Kring
    Dr. David A. Kring
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Extraterrestrial sample analysis and terrestrial field work on fundamental geological processes such as impact cratering, and their implications for the origin and evolution of life.
    View profile

  • Dr. Patrick McGovern
    Dr. Patrick J. McGovern
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Geophysical analysis of volcanic/tectonic features and crustal/lithospheric structures of the terrestrial planets and moons.
    View profile

  • Dr. Paul M. Schenk
    Dr. Paul M. Schenk
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Geologic and topographic mapping and cratering studies to determine the geologic evolution and history of icy satellites.
    View profile

     

  • Dr. Virgil L. Sharpton
    Dr. Virgil L. Sharpton
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling studies of large-body impact structures on Venus, Earth, the Moon, and Mars.
    View profile

  • Dr. Paul D. Spudis
    Dr. Paul D. Spudis
    Senior Staff Scientist

    Observation and modeling of impact processes and volcanism on the Moon and terrestrial planets, with a current emphasis on lunar polar processes and history.
    View profile

   

Visiting Scientists in Residence

Dr. Cyrena Goodrich
Dr. Julie Stopar


Urey Fellow

Dr. Peter James

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Patricia Craig
Dr. Jangmi Han
Dr. Martin Schmieder
 
   

Science Staff Register

Scientists, visitors, and interns listed by year of appointment.

Connect With Us!
LPI Email Newsletters
Newsletter: