My name is Lu Pan. Currently I'm a PhD student in Planetary Science at CalTech working with Prof. Bethany Ehlmann, with a focus on the spectroscopy of Martian surface. I have recently defended on May 10! For my PhD thesis, I'm using a variety of remote sensing datasets to study the geology of Mars, specifically the geologic and aqueous processes in the northern plains. In particular I use visible-near infrared spectroscopy data on satellite orbiting Mars to understand the surface composition and piece together the relationship of different geologic units. I'm also interested in general in planetary surface processes (e.g. volcanic activity and impacts); mineral spectroscopy; Mars climate and mineralogy.

I am starting a Marie Curie fellowship at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 with Prof Cathy Quantin-Nataf in Summer 2017.

Image credit: Peter Gao. @Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley.



1200 E California Blvd, MC 150-21
Pasadena, CA, 91125



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