Danielle Piskorz

Ph.D. Planetary Science 2018
California Institute of Technology

M.S. Planetary Science 2014
California Institute of Technology

B.S. Physics 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

I first became interested in planetary science because I wanted to answer questions about the effects of mantle dynamics on solar system surfaces, like Venus or the Moon. Now, I use high-resolution spectroscopy to answer questions about the compositions of hot Jupiter and Neptune atmospheres. I hope that one day the techniques I help develop in the Blake group will be sophisticated enough to reveal connections between exoplanet atmospheres and interiors.


  • Piskorz, D. and Stevenson, D.J., "The formation of pure anorthosite on the Moon" Icarus, 2014, 239, 238.