Dr. Brendan A. Anzures
Dr. Brendan Anzures is a planetary petrologist and geochemist with a spectroscopist twist interested in the chemical, thermal, and redox evolution of airless rocky bodies in the early solar system (Mercury, meteorites, and asteroids). He uses high-pressure, high-temperature experiments and meteorites to understand the chemical behavior of planetary materials at depth and at the surface, with a special focus on the behavior of volatiles (S, C, F, Cl, H). He holds a B.S. in Geology (magna cum laude) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. from Brown University in Planetary Geosciences.