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Ariel Anbar
President's Professor

Anbar is a President’s Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at ASU, and a Distinguished Sustainability Scholar in the Global Institute of Sustainability. One major focus is the deep time history of O2.

480-965-0767
PSF - F630 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Professor

Ramon Arrowsmith studies active faults, topography, and the geology of earthquakes. He teaches Field Geology these days and is currently the School of Earth and Space Exploration's Deputy Director.

480-965-3541
ASU Tempe Campus, School of Earth and Space Exploration Office 773, ISTB4 - BLDG75
Melanie Barboni
Assistant Professor

Melanie Barboni is an isotope geochemist/igneous petrologist whose research focuses on understanding magmatic systems, both on Earth and other planetary bodies.

480-965-0612
School of Earth and Space Exploration ISTB4 - room 577
Jim Bell
Professor

Jim Bell is an astronomer, planetary scientist, author, and educator. His research focuses on the geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. He also directs the ASU NewSpace Initiative.

480-965-1044
Sanchayeeta Borthakur
Asst Professor

Borthakur is an observational astronomer specializing in extragalactic astronomy. Her research focuses on understanding how galaxies exchange matter and energy from their surroundings and grow via such processes.

Maitrayee Bose
Asst Professor

Bose investigates stardust and organics in extraterrestrial materials to understand their cosmochemical origins. She measures water and other volatiles in asteroidal regolith to probe their evolution in the solar system.

480-965-4244
Cassie Bowman
Associate Research Professor (FSC)

Cassie Bowman is an associate research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, focusing on educational research and evaluation.

480-727-2219
Judd Bowman
Associate Professor

Bowman is an astrophysicist. His research focuses on the formation of structure in the early universe. He also develops astronomical instrumentation and investigates the use of technology in informal science learning.

480-965-8880
ISTB4-675
Donald Burt
Professor

Burt is professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and an economic geologist with experience in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry.

480-965-6180
PS F642
Peter Buseck
Regents' Professor

Buseck is Regents’ Professor in ASU's Schools of Molecular Sciences and Earth and Space Exploration. His research interests are environmental/analytical geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and solid state geochemistry/mineralogy.

480-965-3945
PSF -F648 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Nathaniel Butler
Associate Professor

Nat Butler is an astrophysicist interested in the properties and evolution of the early universe.

Philip Christensen
Regents' Professor

Phil Christensen uses spectroscopy, radiometry, field observations, numerical modeling, and builds flight instruments to study the geology and history of planets and moons.

480-965-7105
MOEUR 120
Amanda Clarke
Associate Professor

Amanda Clarke is an associate professor whose research focuses on the physics of volcanic eruptions.

480-965-6590
ISTB4 767
Jnaneshwar Das
Asst Research Professor (FSC)

Das, a computer scientist, holds the Alberto Enrique Behar Research Professorship, with expertise in robotic monitoring, machine learning, autonomous systems, and unmanned vehicles.

Steven Desch
Professor

Steve Desch is a professor of astrophysics in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His research is in star and planet formation, meteoritics, exoplanets, and astrobiology.

480-965-7742
PSF 636
Duane DeVecchio
Assistant Research Professor

Duane DeVecchio is a broad field-based geologist with a background in structural geology and geomorphology.

Linda Elkins-Tanton
School Dir & Professor

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU and Principal Investigator of the NASA Psyche mission. She received her PhD from MIT in 2002.

480-727-2451
School of Earth and Space Exploration ISTB4 Bldg 75
Jack Farmer
Professor
480-965-6748
PS F550
David Feary
Research Professor (FSC)
480-965-9292
Edward Garnero
Professor

Ed Garnero studies the deep and inaccessible regions of the Earth and planetary bodies using seismology, a branch of geophysics. He wants to understand the dynamics and evolution of our planet as a whole.

480-965-7653
School of Earth and Space Exploration ISTB4-581
Laurence Garvie
Research Professor (FSC)
480-965-3361
Center for Meteorite Studies Arizona State University,
Christopher Groppi
Associate Professor

Christopher Groppi is an experimental astrophysicist interested in the process of star and planet formation and the interstellar medium.

480-965-6436
ISTB4 Room 697 781 Terrace Rd.
Craig Hardgrove
Assistant Professor

Hardgrove is a planetary scientist with research interests in neutron and thermal infrared remote sensing of planetary surfaces (Moon, Mars, asteroids) to determine their volatile histories and evolution.

480-727-2170
ISTB4-667
Hilairy Hartnett
Associate Professor

Hartnett has joint appointments in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and in the School of Molecular Sciences. Her current research interests are in the areas of biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry.

480-965-5593
ISTB4 765 ISTB4
Arjun Heimsath
Professor

Heimsath researches how the earth's surface changes under the influence of climate, tectonic and human forcing. He runs a lab to quantify surface processes and teaches undergraduate and graduate students.

480-965-5585
ISTB4 rm. 795 781 E Tyler Mall
Pierre Herckes
Professor

Herckes is a Professor in ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences and affiliate professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His research areas include analytical, environmental and atmospheric chemistry.

480-965-4497
PSF -F640 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Richard Hervig
Professor

Hervig uses the elemental and isotopic chemistry of earth and extraterrestrial materials to deduce their origin and evolution. The main analytical tool he uses is secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS).

480-965-8427
PSF 644
Kip Hodges
Foundation Professor

Hodges is a transdisciplinary scientist with a broad array of research interests, including the evolution and origin of mountain ranges, the tempo of meteorite impact in the Solar System, and human-robotic exploration.

480-965-5331
ISTB4, Building 75, Office 679 PO Box 876004
Assistant Professor

Danny is a interdisciplinary scientist with interests low frequency radio cosmology, development of space-based instrumentation, and the future of humans in space.

480-727-2227
ISTB4 673
Senior Lecturer
480-727-7138
PS F687
Amy Jurewicz
Assistant Research Professor (FSC)

Primary Research: to Enable the Genesis Solar Wind Sample Return to Obtain its Mission Objectives; i.e., minor ions in the solar wind to derive a bulk solar composition, for modeling the solar nebula and solar processes.

480-773-1796
Center for Meteorite Studies ISTB4
L Knauth
Emeritus Professor
480-965-2867
PS F546
Karen Knierman
Instructor

As an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, I study star formation in the tidal tails of merging galaxies using multiwavelength observations.

480-965-5081
ISTB4 Rm 288
Lawrence Krauss
Foundation Professor

Krauss is a theoretical physicist, author of more than 300 scientific publications and 10 books, recipient of numerous awards, and he appears frequently on radio, television, and in feature films.

480-965-6378
Mingming Li
Asst Professor

Li uses numerical simulations to investigate the structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth and other planets, and the surface expressions of deep mantle processes.

480-965-1733
Michael Line
Asst Professor

Michael Line studies the atmospheres of extra-solar planets and brown dwarfs with the goal of understanding their compositions, climate, and origins.

Associate Research Professor (FSC)

James Lyons research has evolved from the chemistry of planetary atmospheres to composition of planetary atmospheres and the solar nebula and observations of exoplanet atmospheres.

Physical Sciences F-wing, room 688 SESE
Philip Mauskopf
Professor

Philip Mauskopf works on designing and building instruments primarily for astronomy and cosmology using superconducting detectors and devices.

Jordan Okie
Assistant Research Professor (FSC)
Professor

Reynolds is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His current geologic research focuses on structure, tectonics, stratigraphy, detrital-zircon provenance studies, and mineral deposits of the Southwest.

480-965-9049
PS F552
Mark Robinson
Professor

Dr. Robinson serves as the PI for the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. He is also the PI for a new NASA lunar imaging experiment ShadowCam, which is now under development.

480-727-9691
Interdisciplinary A 120A
Steven Ruff
Associate Research Professor (FSC)

Steve Ruff is a planetary geologist with a focus on the mineralogy of Mars determined via infrared spectroscopy.

480-965-6089
Moeur Building Room 134D 201 E. Orange Mall
Evan Scannapieco
Associate Professor

Scannapieco is an astrophysicist whose research is focused on achieving a better understanding of the feedback processes in galaxy formation and the evolution of the elements across cosmic time.

Peter Schlosser
VP/Vice Provost & Professor

Schlosser heads the Global Futures Initiative at ASU.

480-965-9801
Devin Schrader
Assistant Research Professor (FSC)

Devin Schrader's research primarily concerns the study of primitive meteorites that remain relatively unaltered since their formation in the early Solar System.

480-965-0720
Paul Scowen
Research Professor

Paul Scowen is a Research Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His interests include star formation, astronomical space mission development, imaging, detectors, and mirror coatings.

480-965-0938
ISTB4 661
Steven Semken
Professor

Steven Semken is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher whose work integrates geology, geography, ethnography, and pedagogy to explore influences of place and culture on geoscience learning and inquiry.

480-965-7965
Moeur Building (until Fall 2018) Moeur 136C
Thomas Sharp
Professor

Sharp teaches mineralogy, mineral physics and field geology. His research interests include impacts and shock metamorphism in meteorites, high-pressure minerals and phase transformations in Earth's mantle.

480-965-3071
PS F534
Sang-Heon Shim
Associate Professor

Dan Shim's research interests are centered on the physical and chemical properties of materials at high pressures and temperature, and the structure and evolution of Earth and planetary interiors.

480-727-2876
Manoochehr Shirzaei
Assistant Professor

Manoochehr Shirzaei leads the Radar Remote Sensing and Tectonic geodesy Lab (RaTLab), which conducts interdisciplinary research covering wide spectrum of geophysical, hydrological and industrial processes.

480-965-8102
Assistant Professor

Evgenya Shkolnik is a professor of astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She is an expert on stars, exoplanets, and the potential habitability of exoplanetary systems.

ASU School for Earth and Space Exploration Bateman Physical Sciences, F-Wing, Room 686
Everett Shock
Professor

Shock has appointments in the School of Molecular Sciences and School of Earth and Space Exploration and is director of the W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry at ASU.

480-965-0631
PSC -C306A PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Sumner Starrfield
Regents' Professor

Starrfield is a computational astrophysicist and ASU Regents' Professor of Astrophysics who studies stellar explosions using a Lagrangian, hydrodynamic, fully implicit, stellar evolution computer code.

480-965-7569
PSF 554
Edmund Stump
Emeritus Professor
480-965-5081
PS F544
Faculty Research Associate (FSC)
781 E. Terrace Mall, ISTB4
Heather Throop
Associate Professor

Throop is an ecosystem scientist who studies how global-scale changes influence arid and semi-arid ecosystems. She is co-director of the Environmental Life Sciences PhD program.

480-727-2617
Christy Till
Assistant Professor

Christy Till is an earth & planetary scientist whose research focuses on magmatic processes, including magma formation in subduction zones and at highly explosive volcanoes.

480-727-2828
School of Earth and Space Exploration ISTB4 Room 569
Francis Timmes
Professor

Frank Timmes is an astrophysicist in interested in stars, chemical evolution, astrobiology, gamma-ray astronomy, and community driven software instruments. http://cococubed.asu.edu

480-965-4274
Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration
Professor

James Tyburczy is a mineral physicist studying the physical and chemical properties of minerals, melts, and rocks. He also studies environmental geophysics, effects of shock and implications for early planetary evolution.

480-965-2637
PS F506
Enrique Vivoni
Professor

Vivoni is a hydrologist who focuses on interactions with climate, ecosystems and landscapes in arid and semiarid regions.

480-727-3575
ISTB4 769
Meenakshi Wadhwa
Professor

Wadhwa is an isotope cosmochemist interested in the time scales and processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Solar System.

480-965-0796
PSF 628
Ian Walker
Professor

Walker is a geomorphologist and surficial geologist well known for his expertise in sediment transport and erosion, aeolian geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, environmental fluid dynamics, and sand dune ecosystems.

480-965-5658
Sara Walker
Assistant Professor

Walker is a theoretical physicist and astrobiologist. Her work focuses on the origin of life, chemical evolution and the physics of living systems.

480-727-2394
Susanna Werth
Assistant Research Professor

Werth's work engages in the monitoring, modeling and forecasting the Earth's water mass budget variations using remote sensing data.

480-727-4655
Kelin Whipple
Professor

Kelin Whipple is a geomorphologist interested in the interactions among climate, topography, and tectonics. His research integrates field, experimental, remote sensing, and numerical approaches.

480-965-9508
ISTB4 777
David Williams
Assoc Research Professor (FSC)

David A. Williams is a planetary geologist who studies volcanoes and volcanic deposits throughout the Solar System. He makes geologic maps planets, moons, and asteroids in support of NASA flight missions.

480-965-7045
PSF 506B
Lynda Williams
Research Professor

Lynda Williams' research focuses on the chemical composition and structure of clay and related sedimentary minerals in order to interpret the environmental conditions under which they formed

480-965-0829
PSF 650A
Stanley Williams
Professor
480-965-1438
PS F634
Rogier Windhorst
Regents' Professor

Rogier Windhorst's research is in astronomy, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic dark ages and the epoch of First Light, and astronomical instrumentation.

480-965-7143
GWC508
Associate Professor

Patrick Young is an astrophysicist and astrobiologist who simulates stellar evolution, supernovae, and the synthesis of elements. He also studies planetary habitability and target selection for future life-detection missions.

520-241-7080
PSF 638
Mikhail Zolotov
Research Professor

Mikhail Zolotov is a planetary geochemist. He uses numerical physical-chemical methods to understand chemical processes and mineralogical changes in past/present solar system environments that involve rocks, gases and fluids.

480-965-4739
Physical Science Building PSF650b