Dr. Schenk deep sea diving at the Texas A&M pool.

Dr. Paul M. Schenk

Staff Scientist

Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.,
Houston, Texas 77058

schenk@lpi.usra.edu
281 486-2157

BIOGRAPHY

Yes, its true, I was born on a Halloween in Buffalo, NY, which may explain a great many things.  My first experiences in planetary exploration was as a NASA Planetary Geology summer intern in 1979 for the Voyager Project during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter.   (LPI has a similar summer intern program, in which I participate as an advisor.)   In 1988 I completed my Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis under Dr. William B. McKinnon.  Since arriving at the LPI in 1991 I have been using Voyager stereo images to map the topography and geology of the icy outer planet satellites and Mars.  I have been a stereo image afficionado for many years, and am currently compiling a 3-D Stereo Atlas of the Solar System, for release on CD-ROM in July 1997.   Other interests include 20th Century history, the Titanic, volleyball, scuba, and deep sea diving.

RESEARCH

Ongoing Research and Education Projects

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