Eva L. Scheller

I am a graduate student in geology at Caltech studying planetary surface processes. My professional interests include Mars science, NASA mission work, Mars remote sensing, IR spectroscopy, stable and clumped isotope geochemistry, carbonate formation, and machine learning techniques.

I work on questions such as: What were ancient geological environments on Mars like? What happened to Mars' water? How do giant impact basins form? How do hydrated carbonates form?

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About Me

I come from Lyngby, a small town just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. As a young child, I became fascinated by the awe-inspiring geological processes that shape Earth while exploring the Norwegian and Swedish mountains during hiking trips. I found a similar passion for the other planets in our Solar System by staring into the night sky by the flickering light of the camp fire. I decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in geology at University of Copenhagen. Following, I decided to move across the world to pursue a PhD in Mars research at California Institute of Technology with Prof. Bethany L. Ehlmann and Prof. John Grotzinger.

Data Analysis

A lot of my research requires developing image and data processing algorithms in python, MATLAB, and IDL or working with software such as GIS and ENVI.

Lab Work

My projects involve a large variety of analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry, IR and Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and Fluorescence, microscopes, vacuum lines etc.

Field Work

Some of my projects have required doing geological mapping and sampling around the world. In the field, I have also worked with portable IR spectrometers, XRF, XRD, and water sampling equipment.

Current and Past Research Projects

Portfolio of current and past research projects. Click to learn more.

Publications and Presentations

Scheller, E. L., Ingalls, M., Ryb, U., Eiler, J., Grotzinger, J. (in prep). Carbonates in Cold Waters: Clumped Isotope Thermometry of Hydrated Carbonate Transformations.

Scheller, E. L. and Ehlmann, B. L. (submitted). Composition, Stratigraphy, and Geological History of the Noachian Basement Surrounding the Isidis Impact Basin. JGR: Planets.

Scheller, E. L., Dickson, A. J., Canfield, D. E, Korte, C., Kristiansen, K., K., Dahl, T. W. (2018). Ocean redox conditions between the snowballs – Geochemical constraints from Arena Formation, East Greenland. Precambrian 319, 173-186.


Scheller and Ehlmann, Composition and Impact Deformation of Noachian Basement West of Isidis, Mastcam-Z Team Meeting, oral presentation.

Scheller and Ehlmann, Isidis Megabreccia Composition, Size, and Formation History, LPSC 2019, oral presentation, Abstract #2033

Scheller and Ehlmann, Stratigraphy and Geological History of the Noachian Basement on the Western Rim of Isidis Basin, LPSC 2019, poster presentation, Abstract #1515.

Scheller and Ehlmann, Composition and Impact Deformation of Noachian Basement West of Isidis, LPSC
 2018, oral presentation, Abstract #1385
.

Scheller et al., Composition, Impact Deformation, and Geological History of Noachian Basement in the
 Surrounding of the Isidis Impact Basin, Mars 2020 4th Landing Site Workshop oral presentation.


Scheller and Ehlmann. Composition and Impact Deformation of Noachian Basement Surrounding the Isidis
 Basin, Mars, GSA Annual Meeting 2018 oral presentation, Abstract #322778.


Scheller et al. Ocean Redox Conditions between the Snowballs – Geochemical Constraints from Arena Formation,East Greenland. Goldschmidt 2018, Abstract #2018002204.

Scheller and Waight. Mineral Chemistry of the Hohonu Dike Swarm. Magma Chamber Processes Meeting 2017, poster presentation.

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Teaching, Organizations, and Outreach

Portfolio of current and past teaching, organizations, and outreach work

Teaching

I have been a teaching assistant for Caltech courses: Planetary Surfaces and Remote Sensing. I have also worked professionally as a private teacher in Natural sciences, Math, Geography, and English at MyAcademy

Outreach

I have helped spread the joys of science as a mentor in Letters to a Pre-scientist, a judge at Future Engineers for the Mars 2020 naming contest, and an organizer in Youth Science Association of Denmark

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Contact Me

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Contact me via my email: eschelle@caltech.edu

Find me in my office at California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd, Office 156
Pasadena, Ca, 91125


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