Recent Research Activities

Composition and structure of the surfaces of Solar System objects
  • Ices and non-ice materials and molecules on the surface of the Galilean satellites
  • Evolution and present state of Ceres
Optical properties of geologically interesting materials
  • Formation and stability of hydrated and hydroxylated minerals
  • Radiolysis of ices, carbon-bearing, and hydrated materials

Current and On-going Areas of Study

Small Ice-silicate Bodies

Research Topics – Spacecraft Missions

Galileo NIMS
Cassini VIMS
Mars Express HRSC, OMEGA and PFS
Rosetta VIRTIS
Europa Orbiter (planning)
Chandrayaan-1: Moon Minerology Mapper (M3)