Jorge Núñez Print



:   Planetary Scientist; Astrobiologist; Systems Engineer

:  Planetary, Earth

  MRO, CRISM, New Horizons, LORRI

2012, Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Arizona State University
2005, B.S. in Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2005, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

I am a planetary scientist, astrobiologist, and engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. I study the geology and composition of planetary surfaces using a variety of remote sensing and in situ techniques. My  primary research focus is understanding the geologic history of planetary surfaces, and in the case of Mars, its potential for habitability. When not analyzing data from planetary missions, I also study terrestrial analogs in the field and laboratory, and develop new instruments for future planetary missions.

AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
BIOGEOSCIENCES Astrobiology and extraterrestrial materials
PLANETARY SCIENCES: ASTROBIOLOGY Hydrothermal systems and weathering on other planets
2013 - Present
Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2008 - 2012
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, Arizona State University
2005 - 2008
Graduate Research/Teaching Associate, Arizona State University
2005 - Present
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2005 - Present
Geological Society of America (GSA)
2005 - Present
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2005 - Present
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2015: NASA Early Career Fellow
2013-2014: Fulbright Scholar, US Department of State
2008-2012: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
2010: NASA Group Achievement Award for 2010 International Lunar Surface Operations (ILSO) / In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) operations test on Mauna Kea, Hawaii
2010: Frank Drake and Elliot Kalmbach Award for First Place in the NAI Student Poster Competition, 2010 Astrobiology Science Conference
2009-2010: National Geographic Society, Young Explorers Grant
2008-2009: Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
2009: First Place, Student Poster Competition, 2nd NLSI Lunar Science Forum
2009: NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) Summer School Scholar, 2009
The following publication information was downloaded from Click on the publication title to view details.
New insights into gully formation on Mars: Constraints from composition as seen by MRO/CRISM
:   Nunez, J. I.; Barnouin, O. S.; Murchie, S. L.; Seelos, F. P.; McGovern, J. A.; Seelos, K. D.; Buczkowski, D. L.
:SEP 2016
: Geophysical Research Letters
: WOS:000385357200009
: None
The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons.
:   Stern, S A; Bagenal, F; Ennico, K; Gladstone, G R; Grundy, W M; McKinnon, W B; Moore, J M; Olkin, C B; Spencer, J R; Weaver, H A; Young, L A; Andert, T; Andrews, J; Banks, M; Bauer, B; Bauman, J; Barnouin, O S; Bedini, P; Beisser, K; Beyer, R A; Bhaskaran, S; Binzel, R P; Birath, E; Bird, M; Bogan, D J; Bowman, A; Bray, V J; Brozovic, M; Bryan, C; Buckley, M R; Buie, M W; Buratti, B J; Bushman, S S; Calloway, A; Carcich, B; Cheng, A F; Conard, S; Conrad, C A; Cook, J C; Cruikshank, D P; Custodio, O S; Dalle Ore, C M; Deboy, C; Dischner, Z J B; Dumont, P; Earle, A M; Elliott, H A; Ercol, J; Ernst, C M; Finley, T; Flanigan, S H; Fountain, G; Freeze, M J; Greathouse, T; Green, J L; Guo, Y; Hahn, M; Hamilton, D P; Hamilton, S A; Hanley, J; Harch, A; Hart, H M; Hersman, C B; Hill, A; Hill, M E; Hinson, D P; Holdridge, M E; Horanyi, M; Howard, A D; Howett, C J A; Jackman, C; Jacobson, R A; Jennings, D E; Kammer, J A; Kang, H K; Kaufmann, D E; Kollmann, P; Krimigis, S M; Kusnierkiewicz, D; Lauer, T R; Lee, J E; Lindstrom, K L; Linscott, I R; Lisse, C M; Lunsford, A W; Mallder, V A; Martin, N; McComas, D J; McNutt, R L Jr; Mehoke, D; Mehoke, T; Melin, E D; Mutchler, M; Nelson, D; Nimmo, F; Nunez, J I; Ocampo, A; Owen, W M; Paetzold, M; Page, B; Parker, A H; Parker, J W; Pelletier, F; Peterson, J; Pinkine, N; Piquette, M; Porter, S B; Protopapa, S; Redfern, J; Reitsema, H J; Reuter, D C; Roberts, J H; Robbins, S J; Rogers, G; Rose, D; Runyon, K; Retherford, K D; Ryschkewitsch, M G; Schenk, P; Schindhelm, E; Sepan, B; Showalter, M R; Singer, K N; Soluri, M; Stanbridge, D; Steffl, A J; Strobel, D F; Stryk, T; Summers, M E; Szalay, J R; Tapley, M; Taylor, A; Taylor, H; Throop, H B; Tsang, C C C; Tyler, G L; Umurhan, O M; Verbiscer, A J; Versteeg, M H; Vincent, M; Webbert, R; Weidner, S; Weigle, G E 2nd; White, O L; Whittenburg, K; Williams, B G; Williams, K; Williams, S; Woods, W W; Zangari, A M; Zirnstein, E
: Science (New York, N.Y.)
: MEDLINE:26472913
: None
The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
:   Stern, S. A.; Bagenal, F.; Ennico, K.; Gladstone, G. R.; Grundy, W. M.; McKinnon, W. B.; Moore, J. M.; Olkin, C. B.; Spencer, J. R.; Weaver, H. A.; Young, L. A.; Andert, T.; Andrews, J.; Banks, M.; Bauer, B.; Bauman, J.; Barnouin, O. S.; Bedini, P.; Beisser, K.; Beyer, R. A.; Bhaskaran, S.; Binzel, R. P.; Birath, E.; Bird, M.; Bogan, D. J.; Bowman, A.; Bray, V. J.; Brozovic, M.; Bryan, C.; Buckley, M. R.; Buie, M. W.; Buratti, B. J.; Bushman, S. S.; Calloway, A.; Carcich, B.; Cheng, A. F.; Conard, S.; Conrad, C. A.; Cook, J. C.; Cruikshank, D. P.; Custodio, O. S.; Ore, C. M. Dalle; Deboy, C.; Dischner, Z. J. B.; Dumont, P.; Earle, A. M.; Elliott, H. A.; Ercol, J.; Ernst, C. M.; Finley, T.; Flanigan, S. H.; Fountain, G.; Freeze, M. J.; Greathouse, T.; Green, J. L.; Guo, Y.; Hahn, M.; Hamilton, D. P.; Hamilton, S. A.; Hanley, J.; Harch, A.; Hart, H. M.; Hersman, C. B.; Hill, A.; Hill, M. E.; Hinson, D. P.; Holdridge, M. E.; Horanyi, M.; Howard, A. D.; Howett, C. J. A.; Jackman, C.; Jacobson, R. A.; Jennings, D. E.; Kammer, J. A.; Kang, H. K.; Kaufmann, D. E.; Kollmann, P.; Krimigis, S. M.; Kusnierkiewicz, D.; Lauer, T. R.; Lee, J. E.; Lindstrom, K. L.; Linscott, I. R.; Lisse, C. M.; Lunsford, A. W.; Mallder, V. A.; Martin, N.; McComas, D. J.; McNutt, R. L., Jr.; Mehoke, D.; Mehoke, T.; Melin, E. D.; Mutchler, M.; Nelson, D.; Nimmo, F.; Nunez, J. I.; Ocampo, A.; Owen, W. M.; Paetzold, M.; Page, B.; Parker, A. H.; Parker, J. W.; Pelletier, F.; Peterson, J.; Pinkine, N.; Piquette, M.; Porter, S. B.; Protopapa, S.; Redfern, J.; Reitsema, H. J.; Reuter, D. C.; Roberts, J. H.; Robbins, S. J.; Rogers, G.; Rose, D.; Runyon, K.; Retherford, K. D.; Ryschkewitsch, M. G.; Schenk, P.; Schindhelm, E.; Sepan, B.; Showalter, M. K.; Singer, K. N.; Soluri, M.; Stanbridge, D.; Steffl, A. J.; Strobel, D. F.; Stryk, T.; Summers, M. E.; Szalay, J. R.; Tapley, M.; Taylor, A.; Taylor, H.; Throop, H. B.; Tsang, C. C. C.; Tyler, G. L.; Umurhan, O. M.; Verbiscer, A. J.; Versteeg, M. H.; Vincent, M.; Webber, R.; Weidner, S.; Weigle, G. E., II; White, O. L.; Whittenburg, K.; Williams, B. G.; Williams, K.; Williams, S.; Woods, W. W.; Zangari, A. M.; Zirnstein, E.
:OCT 16 2015
: Science
: WOS:000362838700032
: None
Science Applications of a Multispectral Microscopic Imager for the Astrobiological Exploration of Mars
:   Nunez, Jorge I.; Farmer, Jack D.; Sellar, R. Glenn; Swayze, Gregg A.; Blaney, Diana L.
:FEB 1 2014
: Astrobiology
: WOS:000331460600005
: None
Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as an Analog Site for Future Planetary Resource Exploration: Results from the 2010 ILSO-ISRU Field-Testing Campaign
:   ten Kate, Inge L.; Armstrong, Rob; Bernhardt, Bodo; Blumers, Mathias; Craft, Jack; Boucher, Dale; Caillibot, Eric; Captain, Janine; Deleuterio, Gabriele; Farmer, Jack D.; Glavin, Daniel P.; Graff, Trevor; Hamilton, John C.; Klingelhoefer, Goestar; Morris, Richard V.; Nunez, Jorge I.; Quinn, Jacqueline W.; Sanders, Gerald B.; Sellar, R. Glenn; Sigurdson, Leanne; Taylor, Ross; Zacny, Kris
:JAN 2013
: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
: WOS:000313444300020
: None
Extracting science from Mossbauer spectroscopy on Mars
:   Wdowiak, TJ; Klingelhofer, G; Wade, ML; Nunez, JI
:NOV 25 2003
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
: WOS:000186942100002
: None
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