Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes

Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes

January 22, 2021 - 01:11 PM

(2011) Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes - Volcanoes of the Solar System

Dr. Lopes is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief for the planetary science journal Icarus. Dr. Lopes is also a planetary geologist, volcanologist, and author of numerous scientific papers and several books, as well as a proponent of education. She is currently studying data acquired by Cassini before the mission ended in 2017, in particular, the geology and potential habitability of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Her major research interests are in planetary and terrestrial surface processes with an emphasis on volcanology. Her awards include the Latinas in Science Medal from the Comisión Feminil Mexicana Nacional in 1991, the 1997 Woman of the Year in Science and Technology Award from the Miami-based GEM television, the 2007 NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the 2005 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Lopes, in 2018, received a major grant for the “Study of Titan” which includes participation of Mt. SAC students under the supervision of Dr. Mark Boryta.

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