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Dr. Carle Pieters

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Senior Scientist

Currently resides in NM
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Asteroids, Moon
Disciplines/Techniques: Laboratory Spectroscopy, Remote sensing
Missions: Chandrayaan 1 (India), Clementine, Dawn
Mission Roles: Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator
Instruments: Cameras, Imaging spectrometers

Research Interests

Crustal evolution of the Moon, inner planets, and asteroids; Remote compositional analysis; Visible, near infrared, and mid-infrared spectroscopy of planetary materials; lunar samples and meteorites.

Professional History

High school math teacher, Peace Corps Volunteer (Sarawak, Malaysia), Research Scientist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Space Scientist (Johnson Space Center), Professor (Brown University), Senior Scientist (Planetary Science Institute), SSERVI Distinguished Scientist

Astronomer: Mt. Wilson, Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, Mauna Kea

Mission activities: Clementine Science Team, PI Aladdin (Discovery semi-finalist), Dawn Science Team, PI Moon Mineralogy Mapper (Chandrayaan-1), Trailblazer Science Team

Honors and Awards

Fellow: AAS, AAAS, AGU, GSA, Meteoritical Society

International Cooperation Medal (COSPAR)

Shoemaker Medal (SSERVI)

G. K Gilbert Award (GSA)

G. P. Kuiper Prize (DPS/AAS)

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