Kathleen Craft Print


  84962

  Kate.Craft@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Scientist; Geophysicist

:  Planetary

  Europa Mission, EIS

 
2013, PhD in Geophysics, Virginia Tech
2008, MS in Geophysics, Georgia Tech
2006, MS in Aerospace Engineering, U. of Maryland College Park
2001, BS in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

A main focus of my current work is assisting with development of the NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, to investigate its geology and habitability. I'm working with the instrument teams to develop the science measurement requirements for the mission and assisting with science related project activities. I am also part of the study for a landed mission on Europa. My research interests include modeling hydrothermal systems, fluid intrusions and fracture mechanics on Mars and icy moons. I am also interested in biosignatures and determining habitability in different environments. Currently, I'm working to develop a DNA extraction instrument for detecting extraterrestrial life as well as life here on Earth in extreme environments. Field work is also an avenue I pursue to validate my models and provide insight into the physics of geologic and biological processes here that are likely occuring on worlds other than our own. Outside of work, I enjoy running, soccer, flying airplanes, outreach and doing fun activities with my 3 kids and husband.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: ASTROBIOLOGY Hydrothermal systems and weathering on other planets
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Ices
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Instruments and techniques
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Tectonics
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Europa
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Enceladus
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
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2013 - Present
Post Doc in Planetary Science at JHU APL
2003 - 2006
Mechanisms Engineer, NASA Goddard
2001 - 2003
Test Engineer, NASA Goddard
2008 - Present
AGU
2012 - Present
GSA
2016: NAI/APS Lewis and Clark Fund in Astrobiology - Iceland Field Work
2015-2016: JHU APL Innovation Combustion Grant, $50K
2013: Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award
2009-2010, 2010-2011: Virginia Space Grant Awards
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/C-2067-2016. Click on the publication title to view details.
Fracturing and flow: Investigations on the formation of shallow water sills on Europa
:   Craft, Kathleen L.; Patterson, G. Wes; Lowell, Robert P.; Germanovich, Leonid
:AUG 2016
: Icarus
  274
  297
  313
: WOS:000375885700022
: None
Mathematical modeling of diffuse flow in seafloor hydrothermal systems: The potential extent of the subsurface biosphere at mid-ocean ridges
:   Lowell, R. P.; Houghton, J. L.; Farough, A.; Craft, K. L.; Larson, B. I.; Meile, C. D.
:SEP 1 2015
: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  425
  145
  153
: WOS:000357755300014
: None
Boundary layer models of hydrothermal circulation on Mars and its relationship to geomorphic features
:   Craft, Kathleen L.; Lowell, Robert P.
:MAY 16 2012
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
  117
  --
  --
: WOS:000304260700002
: None
A boundary layer model for submarine hydrothermal heat flows at on-axis and near-axis regions
:   Craft, Kathleen L.; Lowell, Robert P.
:DEC 22 2009
: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
  10
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: WOS:000273041100002
: None
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