Morgan Shusterman

Graduate Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geological Sciences
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (Planetary), expected 2021
B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences (Geology), University of Washington (2015)
Minor in Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Mangament, University of Washington (2015)

Research Interests

  • Planetary surface processes
  • Space weathering and regolith formation/evolution
  • Spectroscopy and high-resolution transmision electron microscopy
  • Solar wind-generated volatiles and volatile migration

Research Group

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Team

Research Activity

I am currently working to quantify the thermal and compositional constraints on space weathering rates of lunar materials through laboratory simulations and analyses including UV-Vis spectroscopy and TEM imaging. 

I am also developing a tool to assist with the selection of color palettes, for data visualization, that are interpretable to those with mild to moderate color vision deficiency.