Associate Director for Science
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
Dr. Sharpton's planetary research experience includes field validation studies, remote sensing and image processing, synthetic aperture radar (processing and interpretation)
geophysical exploration techniques, petrographic microscopy (including u-stage and
refractive index measurements), and instrumental geochemical techniques.
He is founder and former director of the Geographic Information Network of
Alaska (GINA ) which has attained an international reputation for providing timely and open access to university geospatial data and information services.
In 2011, Dr. Sharpton accepted a position at the Lunar and Planetary Institute to further
pursue his interests in planetary research.