R. Daly Print


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  Terik.Daly@jhuapl.edu

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:   Planetary geologist; JHU/APL Planetary Impact Laboratory lab manager

:  Planetary, Earth

 
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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences 2017 Brown University
ScM Geological Sciences 2014 Brown University
BS (magna cum laude) Geology 2012 Brigham Young University

As a planetary geologist, I study the moons, planets, and small bodies in our solar system. I figure out how these objects formed and how they have changed through time.

My research focuses on two key areas. First, I investigate what happens when objects in our solar system crash into each other. Such collisions, called impacts, sculpt all solid bodies. Consequently, impact cratering is arguably the most pervasive geological process. Understanding impacts is therefore critical to unraveling the secrets of solar system origin and evolution. Second, I investigate the geologic histories of small bodies in our solar system, including asteroids, comets, and small moons. In many cases, such objects are like time capsules from the early solar system. Studying these small, oddly-shaped objects reveals conditions in the early solar system, the conditions that ultimately led to the solar system--and Earth--that we know today. I publish my work in peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences.

STEM education is also key part of my professional identity. I have five years of experience teaching at the pre-college and undergraduate levels. My learner-centered courses incorporate the latest research about how learning works. In 2014 a colleague and I jointly received the Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence with Distinction from Brown University. I also partner with Science Buddies, a non-profit science education organization, whose online presence reaches over 14 million people.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Impact phenomena, cratering
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Impact phenomena
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Asteroids
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Origin and evolution
GEOCHEMISTRY Planetary geochemistry
GEOCHEMISTRY Radiogenic isotope geochemistry
MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY Planetary mineralogy and petrology
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS General or miscellaneous
GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS Techniques applicable in three or more fields
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Start Year End Year Description
2017 Current Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2012 2017 Graduate Student Research Assistant, Brown University
2012 2012 Scientist, Science Buddies
2008 2012 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Brigham Young University
2010 2010 Intern, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
2008 2009 Intern, Science Buddies
Start Year End Year Description
2012 Current Science Buddies Ask an Expert program
2014 2014 NASA Review Panel
Year Description
2017 Stephen E. Dwornik Award for Best Graduate Oral Presentation
2013-2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2012 Stephen E. Dwornik Award for Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation
2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Engineering
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/P-6476-2015.
R. Terik Daly, Peter H. Schultz, (2016), Delivering a projectile component to the vestan regolith, Icarus, 264, 9

Daly, R. Terik, Schultz, Peter H., (2015), Predictions for impactor contamination on Ceres based on hypervelocity impact experiments, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 7890-7898

Barney, Brandon L., Daly, R. Terik, Austin, Daniel E., (2013), A multi-stage image charge detector made from printed circuit boards, Review of Scientific Instruments, 84

Daly, R. Terik, Kerby, Jonathan D., Austin, Daniel E., (2013), Electrospray charging of minerals and ices for hypervelocity impact research, Planetary and Space Science, 75, 182-187

Kerby, Jonathan D., Daly, R. Terik, Austin, Daniel E., (2013), A novel particle source based on electrospray charging for dust accelerators and its significance for cosmic dust studies, Earth Planets and Space, 65, 157-165