Maria Camarca

Ph.D. Planetary Science 2024 (expected)
California Institute of Technology

B.S. Biology 2017
Marymount University

Research Interests

With the Blake group, I am looking at isotopes of carbon monoxide in protoplanetary disks using Keck/NIRSPEC data.


  • M. Lippi, G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, M. N. Camarca, S. Faggi, and L. Paganini. "New insights in cometary chemical composition after re-analysis of C/1999 S4 (LINEAR), C/2001 A1 (LINEAR), C/2007 W1 (Boattini), C/2012 F6 (Lemmon), and C/2012 S1 (ISON)." [Accepted], 2019.
  • L. Paganini, M. N. Camarca, M. J. Mumma, S. Faggi, M. Lippi, and G. L. Villanueva. "Observations of Jupiter Family Comet 252P/LINEAR during a close approach to Earth reveal large abundances of methanol and ethane." AJ, 2019.
  • M. N. Camarca, W. Heuet, and D. Jaber. "ChemCompete II: An Application of Game-Based Instructional Design to the Subsitution and Elimination Reactions of Alcohols." J. Chem. Ed., 2019.