Editorial Board for section 'Planetary Sciences'

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Members (13)

Prof. Dr. Maria-Paz Zorzano
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Associate Editor
1. Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
2. Planetary Sciences, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Interests: planetary exploration; instrument development; astrobiology; interaction of the atmosphere and hydrosphere with life; planetary protection; Mars; Moon; mars sample return; in-situ-resource-utilization; Mars Science Laboratory; ExoMars
Dr. Gina A. DiBraccio
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Section Board Member
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
Interests: space plasma physics; magnetospheric physics; magnetic reconnection; planetary magnetospheres; solar wind-planetary interactions; current sheet dynamics; magnetic flux rope formation
Dr. Jason P. Dworkin
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Section Board Member
Solar System Exploration Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
Interests: astrobiology; astrochemistry; chirality; extraterrestrial organics; meteoritics; origin of life; planetary science; prebiotic chemistry; small bodies
Dr. Friedemann Freund
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Section Board Member
SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Interests: defects and impurities in crystals caused by the incorporation of traces of H2O, CO2 and other gas/fluid components into oxide materials and minerals; proton conductivity; organic chemistry in the solid state, low-z element segregation in the solid state and origin of Life; Organics in dust grains in the diffuse interstellar medium; Valence fluctuations in oxygen anion sublattice in oxide materials and silicate minerals activated by temperature, stress, and UV; Semiconductor aspects of mineral and rock physics in relation to earthquake and pre-earthquake phenomena
Prof. Dr. Brian Hill
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Section Board Member
Deep Springs College, Big Pine, CA 93513, USA
Interests: Exoplanet formation, exoplanet detection, variable star observation, astronomical image processing, quantum field theory, heavy quark effective field theory, lattice gauge theory.
Dr. Andrea Longobardo

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Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziale INAF-IAPS, via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: planetary science; in situ instrumentation; sample return; small bodies; comets; asteroids; space contamination
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Dr. Shaunna M. Morrison
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Section Board Member
Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC 20015, USA
Interests: data-driven approaches to characterizing the coevolution of the geosphere and biosphere; applications of advanced analytics to Earth and planetary systems, with a particular emphasis in mineral relationships; Martian mineralogy via surface missions (CheMin, NASA MSL) and meteorites; crystal chemical behavior and bonding systematics in minerals
Dr. Alessandro Mura

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INAF - Institute of Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Rome, Italy
Interests: space physics; planetary science; space instrumentation
Dr. Apurva V. Oza
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Section Board Member
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Interests: exomoons; atmospheric escape; icy bodies; exoplanet atmospheres
Dr. Maurizio Pajola

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INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
Interests: mars morphological and mineralogical surface analysis; mars landing site selection; phobos mineralogy and morphology; comets and asteroids surface analysis; boulder SFD; minor bodies landing/sampling site identification; mercury geology and mineralogy
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch
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Section Board Member
Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: astrobiology; planetary habitability
Dr. Diego Turrini
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Section Board Member
Turin Astrophysical Observatory (OATO), Italian National Astrophysics Institute (INAF), 00136 Roma, Italy
Interests: planet formation; planetary architectures; exoplanets; impact processes; planets and satellites; minor bodies; n-body simulations; space missions
Dr. Ljudmilla V. Zasova
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Section Board Member
Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997 Moscow, Russia
Interests: planets; solar system; planetary science; neutral atmosphere of planets; Venus and Mars
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