Angela Stickle Print


  240-228-3822

  Angela.Stickle@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Scientist; Hypervelocity Impact Physicist

:  Planetary

  LRO, Mini-RF, LAMP

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Bachelor of Science Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 2007 University of Washington
Bachelor of Science Earth and Space Sciences 2007 University of Washington
Master of Science Geology 2009 Brown University
Master of Science Engineering, Mechanics 2011 Brown University
Ph.D Geological Sciences, Impact Physics 2012 Brown University

I am a planetary geologist specializing in hypervelocity impact processes and dynamic failure of materials. Currently, I am a science team member on the Mini-RF radar and LAMP UV spectrometer onboard the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter, a member of the Steering Committee and Investigation Team for the AIDA Double Asteroid Redirect Test kinetic impactor mission, and involved in studying phenomenology following hypervelocity impacts into a variety of materials. 

My main research interests include: dynamic properties and failure/fragmentation mechanisms of brittle materials, impact cratering on planetary surfaces (both rocky and icy bodies), planetary surface evolution, lunar lighting analysis for mission planning, modeling impact signature phenomenology, and planetary defense.

My research utilizes experimental facilities such as the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range, the APL planetary impact lab, and Kolsky bar systems at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, numerical models using the CTH hydrocode, and analysis of planetary spacecraft data. 

 

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Impact phenomena, cratering
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Impact phenomena
MINERAL PHYSICS Shock wave experiments
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES General or miscellaneous
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Moon
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Asteroids
COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICS Modeling
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
MINERAL PHYSICS High-pressure behavior
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Start Year End Year Description
2015 Current Staff Scientist, JHU APL. Responsibilities include: Co-lead of the hypervelocity impact modeling team for the AC-5 program; Mini-RF science team member; AIDA DART mission concept science team and steering committee member; Participating Scientist, LRO Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP); Early Career Secretary for the Small Bodies Assessment Group steering committee; landing site and traverse studies for the RP project; studying evolution of the lunar surface; impact heating on icy bodies
2013 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, JHU APL. Responsibilities included: Member of the Mini-RF science team; calculating and analyzing models on lighting conditions at the lunar poles for mission planning; designing and analyzing models of hypervelocity impacts using CTH; member of the AIDA/DART science team and mission concept steering committee; designing and analyzing simulations of hypervelocity impact phenomenology and signatures; LRO LAMP participating scientist.
2012 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. Responsibilities included: Designing and performing impact experiments at the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range, focusing on the evolution of damage and failure mechanisms following high-velocity impact events; designing and performing Kolsky bar experiments to determine the dynamic strength properties and high-rate failure mechanisms of geologic materials.
2007 2012 Research Assistant, Brown University. Responsibilities included: Designing and performing impact experiments at the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range focusing on the evolution of damage and failure mechanisms following oblique impacts; analyzing 3D hydrocode models of hypervelocity impacts, using the CTH hydrocode from Sandia National Labs, to compare with laboratory experiments and further the understanding of processes at large scales; teaching undergraduate student labs
2003 2007 Student Researcher, UW Space Physics Research Group. Responsibilities included: analyzing 3D multifluid computer models of the magnetospheres of the Earth, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter under the guidance of Profs. Robert Winglee and Erika Harnett.
Start Year End Year Description
2015 Current Small Bodies Assessment Group Steering Committee member (Early Career Secretary)
2007 Current Member of the AGU
2010 Current Member of the Hypervelocity Impact Society
2015 Current Member of the Geological Society of America
Year Description
2012 Research grant, Bevan and Mary-Hill French Fund for Meteorite Impact Studies
2011 Elected to the Sigma Xi honor society
2008, 2010-2011 NASA RI Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
2010 Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU Fall meeting
2010, 2015 Nominated as one of the 10 best papers at the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium
2007 Elected to Sigma Gamma Tau honor society
2005-2006 Astronaut Scholarship recipient
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/F-4568-2015.
Cheng, A. F., Atchison, J., Kantsiper, B., Rivkin, A. S., Stickle, A., Reed, C., Galvez, A., Carnelli, I., Michel, P., Ulamec, S., (2015), Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission, Acta Astronautica, 115, 262-269

Ramesh, K. T., Hogan, James D., Kimberley, Jamie, Stickle, Angela, (2015), A review of mechanisms and models for dynamic failure, strength, and fragmentation, Planetary and Space Science, 107, 10-23

Stickle, A. M., Atchison, J. A., Barnouin, O. S., Cheng, A. F., Crawford, D. A., Ernst, C. M., Fletcher, Z., Rivkin, A. S., (2015), Modeling Momentum Transfer from Kinetic Impacts: Implications for Redirecting Asteroids, Procedia Engineering, 103, 577-584, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705815007493

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., Crawford, D. A., (2015), Subsurface failure in spherical bodies: A formation scenario for linear troughs on Vesta's surface, Icarus, 247, 18-34

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., (2014), Discrete shear failure planes resulting from oblique hypervelocity impacts, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 119, 1839-1859

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., (2013), Investigating pressure magnitudes at depth for oblique impacts into layered targets: Applications to terrestrial impacts in sedimentary targets, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48, 1638-1650

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., (2012), Subsurface damage from oblique impacts into low-impedance layers, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., (2011), Exploring the role of shear in oblique impacts: A comparison of experimental and numerical results for planar targets, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 38, 527-534

Stickle, A. M., Schultz, P. H., (2011), INVESTIGATING PRESSURE MAGNITUDES AT DEPTH FOR OBLIQUE IMPACTS INTO LAYERED TARGETS: APPLICATIONS TO IMPACTS INTO SEDIMENTARY TARGETS, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 46, A224

Harnett, E. M., Winglee, R. M., Stickle, A., Lu, Gang, (2008), Prompt ionospheric/magnetospheric responses 29 October 2003 Halloween storm: Outflow and energization, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 113

Winglee, R. M., Harnett, E., Stickle, A., Porter, J., (2008), Multiscale/multifluid simulations of flux ropes at the magnetopause within a global magnetospheric model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 113

Winglee, R. M., Peterson, W. K., Yau, A. W., Harnett, E., Stickle, A., (2008), Model/data comparisons of ionospheric outflow as a function of invariant latitude and magnetic local time, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 113