As a planetary geologist, I am interested in how and why planets look the way they do. With remotely sensed data, laboratory and numerical modeling, and fieldwork in analog sites around the world, I seek to understand how volcanic, tectonic, and impact processes have shaped planetary surfaces. At NC State, I have established the Planetary Research Group to explore what our world can tell us of other planetary bodies—and vice versa.
- Low surface gravitational acceleration of Mars results in a thick and weak lithosphere: Implications for topography, volcanism, and hydrology (2017)
- Widespread effusive volcanism on Mercury likely ended by about 3.5Ga (2016)