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  Scott.Murchie@jhuapl.edu

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:   Planetary geologist; Instrument principal investigator

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  CONTOUR, , Europa Clipper, Mars Moons Explorer, Mars Pathfinder, MESSENGER, MRO, NEAR,

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
B.A. Biology, Geology/Environmental Sciences 1981 Colby College
M.S. Geology and Geophysics 1984 University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Geological Sciences 1988 Brown University

My career in geology began studying freshwater systems on Earth, but when I learned that Mars once had rivers and lakes, I eagerly made a career change to planetary geology. My main research interest is using imaging and spectroscopy to reconstruct the three-dimensional structure and history of rocks forming planetary crusts, planetary satellites, and asteroids. Much of my research over the last 15 years has focused on the role of water on Mars, and the geologic evolution of Mercury. The origin and evolution of asteroid and the moons of Mars have also been a longtime passion. I was a Participating Scientist on Mars Pathfinder, and have been a Co-Investigator on the NEAR and MESSENGER missions. Currently I'm the Principal Investigator of the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and a Co-Investigator on the Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa (MISE) on the Europa mission.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Erosion and weathering
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Hydrology and fluvial processes
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Instruments and techniques
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Origin and evolution
HYDROLOGY Limnology
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Start Year End Year Description
1998 Current Principal Professional Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory
1994 1998 Senior Professional Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory
1992 1994 Visiting Research Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute
1988 1992 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University
1984 1988 Graduate Research Assistant, Brown University
1982 1982 Graduate teaching assistant, University of Minnesota
1981 1982 Graduate research fellow, Minnesota Geological Survey
Start Year End Year Description
1990 Current Geological Society of America
1985 Current American Geophysical Union
2017 2018 Member, National Academy of Sciences Planetary Science Decadal Survey Mid-term Committee
2015 2015 Member, Mars 2022 Next Orbiter Science Advisory Group
2013 2013 Member, Mars 2020 Science Definition Team
2012 2012 Member, Mars Precursor Science Advisory Group
2011 2011 Member, Mars Joint Science Working Group
2008 2009 Member, Mars Architecture Tiger Team
2008 2008 Chair, Mars Strategic Science Advisory Group
2000 2001 Member, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Science Definition Team
Year Description
2017 Fellow, American Geophysical Union
2015 NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars MRO Comet Siding Spring Observing Campaign
2014 NASA Group Achievement Award, MSL Relay Operations Team
2011 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, CRISM
2011 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, CRISM Instrument Team
2011 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, CRISM Science Team
2008 NASA Group Achievement Award, MESSENGER Mission
2002 NASA Group Achievement Award, NEAR Shoemaker Mission Team
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