Mikhail Zolotov

Physical Science Building
PSF650b
Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Mikhail Zolotov is a planetary geochemist. He uses numerical physical-chemical methods to understand chemical processes and mineralogical changes in past and present solar system environments on terrestrial planets, asteroids and moons.

He works on the interpretation of results from automated space missions (e.g., Venera, Phobos, Mars Exploration Rovers, Galileo, Cassini, Messenger, Dawn) in terms of chemical processes and mineralogical transformations that involve rocks, minerals, gases and solutions. He is a member of the Europa Clipper science group.

Professor Zolotov has taught planetary geochemistry and oceanology.

Fax

(480) 965-8960

Education

  • Candidate of Science, Geology/Mineralogy, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1990
  • Diploma, Geology/Geochemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University 1982

 

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Research Interests

Dr. Zolotov is a planetary geochemist. He uses theoretical physical-chemical methods to understand chemical processes and mineralogical transformations in past and present solar system environments. He works on theoretical geochemistry of volatile elements (H, O, C, N, S, Cl, and alkalis) and compounds (water, carbon dioxide, etc.) on solar system bodies:

  • Gas-water-mineral type chemical interactions on Venus, Mars, Ceres, icy satellites and parent bodies of chondrites (asteroids)
  • Formation and chemical evolution of oceans on icy satellites
  • Chemical weathering of rocks on Venus and Mars
  • Oxidation states of planetary surfaces and interiors, asteroids and moons
  • Geochemistry of planetary volcanic gases and hydrothermal systems

Web site: http://zolotov.faculty.asu.edu/main.html

CV: http://zolotov.faculty.asu.edu/cv.pdf 

Research Activity

Courses

Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation

Professional Associations

<p>Meteoritical Society American</p> <p>Geophysical Union</p>