Dr. Heather Meyer
Dr. Heather Meyer earned her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Her research interests encompass the formation and degradation of planetary surfaces, particularly regarding impact cratering and volcanic processes of the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and Europa. She has conducted research on explosive volcanic landforms on Mars, volcanic plains on Mercury, and impact basins on the Moon, Mercury, and Europa. Her current research focuses primarily on the formation of large lunar impact basins and their associated deposits. With the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Science Team, she integrates available remote sensing data sets to derive insights into the formation and emplacement mechanisms behind impact features such as light plains, impact melt, and ejecta. This work has implications for large-scale impact processes, the lunar chronology, which is anchored by the locations of basin materials, and for future lunar landed and sample return missions.