Nathan Bridges Print



:   Planetary Geologist

:  Planetary

  Mars 2020, SuperCam, MEDA, MRO, HiRISE, MSL, ChemCam

1997, Ph.D. in Geology, University of Massachusetts
1992, MS in Geology, Arizona State University
1989, BA in Geology, University of Colorado

Nathan passed away April 26, 2017. This profile is static for legacy purposes.

I am a research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where I have worked since 2009. Prior to that I was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1997-2009). Currently I am also an Associate Research Professor in the Earth and Planetary Science Department at Johns Hopkins University. My primary research focus is planetary surface processes, in particular the mechanisms, rates, and dynamics of wind and associated particle transport on Mars, Earth, and Titan. In my work, I combine mission participation and data analysis, field investigations, experiments (mainly in wind tunnels), and modeling.  I'm a Co-Investigator on the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ChemCam on the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover, and the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) on the Mars-2020 rover. I'm also a Collaborator on SuperCam on Mars-2020, and PI on NASA grants to study sand dune motion on Mars and Titan.

AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
2009 - Present
Staff Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
1997 - 2009
Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1988 - Present
American Geophysical Union member
1997 - Present
Geological Society of America member
2011 - 2013
Eos Editorial Advisory Board (Planetary Section)
2013 - 2014
AGU Planetary Section Secretary
2015 - Present
AGU Planetary Section President-Elect
Mars Next Orbiter Science Advisory Group
1992: Dwornik Best Student Paper Award at Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
2005: NASA Group Achievement Award, MER Science/Science Support Team
2006: NASA Group Achievement Award, MRO Project Development Team
2011: NASA Group Achievement Award, MRO HiRISE Science Team
2013: NASA Group Achievement Award, MSL ChemCam Instrument Develop. and Science Team
2015: NASA Group Achievement Award, MSL Prime Mission Science and Operations Team
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