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CRESST II Scientist of the Month Archive



CRESST II Scientist of the month, January 2024 - Dr. Stefano Bertone is a planetary geologist at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying Solar System bodies from crust to core. You can learn more about Dr. Bertone and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, December 2023 - Dr. Caitlin Ahrens is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park working on analysis of thermal data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to study lunar polar volatiles and the lunar volcanic dome morphology. You can learn more about Dr. Ahrens and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, November 2023 - Ms. Ally Payne is a post-bac research assistant at the Southeastern Universities Research Association, working on 3D Modeling of Solar System Objects for Exoplanetary Interpretations. You can learn more about Ms. Payne and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, October 2023 - Dr. Luis Rodriguez de Marcos is a research scientist at the Catholic University of America, developing new optical coating technologies to enhance the reflectivity of broadband mirrors for the UV to near-IR. You can learn more about Dr. Rodriguez and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, September 2023 - Dr. Stephen Scheidt is field geologist and geospatial analyst at University of Maryland, College Park, working at GSFC's Geochemistry Laboratory. You can learn more about Dr. Scheidt and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, August 2023 - Ms. Marina Dunn was a Postbac Research Assistant at Southeastern Universities Research Association, working at GSFC's Planetary Systems Laboratory. You can learn more about Ms. Dunn and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, July 2023 - Dr. Frederic Seguin is an Astrochemist at Catholic University of America, working at GSFC's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory. You can learn more about Dr. Seguin and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, June 2023 - Dr. Michele Silverstein works as a postdoctoral Research Associate University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying exoplanets and low mass stars. You can learn more about Dr. Silverstein and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, May 2023 - Dr. Casey Honniball works as an Assistant Research Scientist at University of Maryland, College Park studying volatiles on the Moon and airless bodies. You can learn more about Dr. Honniball and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, April 2023 - Dr. Naomi Rowe-Gurney works with the JWST and GTO program teams at the Howard University. You can learn more about Dr. Rowe-Gurney and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, March 2023 - Dr. Veselin Kostov is an assistant researcher in the TESS Guest Investigator program at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can learn more about Dr. Kostov and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, February 2023 - Dr. Laura Vega is postdoctoral researcher in the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can learn more about Dr. Vega and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, January 2023 - Dr. Teresa Monsue is postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Astrophysics & Computational Sciences at the Catholic University of America. You can learn more about Dr. Monsue and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, December 2022 - Dr. Christina Hedges is the deputy lead for the NASA TESS General Investigator Office, working for UMBC. You can learn more about Dr. Hedges and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, November 2022 - Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar is community engagement lead for the Center for Life Detection, working for UMCP. You can learn more about Dr. Shkolyar and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, October 2022 - Dr. Gioia Rau is an astrophysicist working for CUA on exoplanets and stellar astrophysics using artificial intelligence techniques. You can learn more about Dr. Rau and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, September 2022 - Mr. Jaykumar Vaidya is a ground systems equipment support engineer, working for UMBC. You can learn more about Mr. Vaidya and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, August 2022 - Dr. Gael Cascioli is a postdoctoral research scientist working for UMBC in the Planetary Geodynamics Lab. His research focuses on the analysis of tracking data collected by interplanetary probes. You can learn more about Dr. Cascioli and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, July 2022 - Ms. Emelin Fromont is a postbaccalaureate research scientist working for UMBC leading a project to study the atmospheric escape of L98-59, an exoplanet system. You can learn more about Dr. Fromont and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, June 2022 - Dr. Phillip Phipps is a postdoctoral research scientist working for UMBC on Dust Scattering in the Lunar Exosphere field. You can learn more about Dr. Phipps and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, May 2022 - Elizabeth Apala is a senior research scientist working for SURA involved in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Outreach/Recruitment Duties. You can learn more about Elizabeth Apala and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, April 2022 - Danna Qasim is a scientist working for Howard University involved in the Parent Body Processing of Amino Acids from Ice Radiation Experiments. You can learn more about Danna Qasim and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, March 2022 - Mark Neveu is an Astrobiologist working for UMCP and is involved in the development of life detection instruments and missions. You can learn more about Mark Neveu and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, February 2022 - Hannah L. McLain is an Astrochemist working for CUA and is involved in Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory. You can learn more about Hannah L. McLain and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, January 2022 - Carlos E. Cruz-Arce is a postbac researcher working for SURA who is involved in exoplanet research. You can learn more about Carlos E. Cruz-Arce and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, December 2021 - Emily Mason is a postdoctoral researcher working for University of Maryland, Baltimore County who is involved in Mars studies. You can learn more about Emily Mason and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, November 2021 - Erin Boettcher is a postdoctoral researcher working for University of Maryland, College Park who studies circumgalactic gas and dust in the local universe. You can learn more about Erin Boettcher and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, October 2021 - Michela Negro is a postdoctoral researcher in Gamma Ray Astrophysics, working for University of Maryland, Baltimore County. You can learn more about Michela Negro and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, September 2021 - Danielle Simkus is a postdoctoral researcher in the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory working for Catholic University of America. You can learn more about Danielle Simkus and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, August 2021 - Alexandre David-Uraz a scientist working for Howard University, on analyzing X-ray spectra of massive stars. You can learn more about Alexandre David-Uraz and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, July 2021 - Ell Bogat is a scientist working for Southeastern Universities Research Association, on the launch of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. You can learn more about Ell Bogat and their work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, June 2021 - Dr. Rozenn Boissay-Malaquin is a scientist working for University of Maryland, Baltimore County, on calibration of the X-ray mirrors for the XRISM mission. You can learn more about Dr. Boissay-Malaquin and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, May 2021 - Dr. Nestor Mirabal is a User Support scientist working for University of Maryland, Baltimore County, working at Fermi Science Support Center. You can learn more about Dr. Mirabal and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, April 2021 - Dr. Michael Corcoran is a scientist working for Catholic University of America on the HEASARC archive and NICER mission. You can learn more about Dr. Corcoran and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, March 2021 - Mr. Nicholas (Nick) Susemiehl is a post-baccalaureate research assistant working on the Exospec, PSG, and EMAC projects through the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA). You can learn more about Mr. Susemiehl and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month, February 2021 - Dr. Christine Knudson is a geologist working for the University of Maryland, College Park, in Planetary Environments Laboratory group. You can learn more about Dr. Knudson and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month January 2021 - Dr. Zachary Morse is a postdoctoral research scientist working for Howard University in Planetary Volcanology field. You can learn more about Dr. Morse and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month December 2020 - Dr. Joel Coley is an Assistant Professor at Howard University working in Astroparticle Physics field with the focus on X-ray and Gamma-ray emissions in the evolution of binary star systems. You can learn more about Dr. Coley and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month November 2020 - Victoria Da Poian is a visiting research scientist working for the Southeastern Universities Research Association in Solar System Exploration field. She works on MOMA and ExoMars missions and on astrobiology research project. You can learn more about Ms. Da Poian and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month October 2020 - Dr. Gangkai Poh is a postdoctoral research scientist working for the Catholic University of America in Planetary Magnetospheres area. He works on MAVEN and Magnetospheric Multi-Scale missions. You can learn more about Dr. Poh and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month September 2020 - Dr. Michael Loewenstein is a research scientist working for University of Maryland College Park in X-ray Astrophysics. He works as XRISM Science Data Center Lead and provides technical support to NICER. You can learn more about Dr. Loewenstein and his work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month August 2020 - Dr. Amy Lien is a research scientist working for University of Maryland College Park in Astroparticle Physics. She supports telescope operation of the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) onboard Swift. You can learn more about Dr. Lien and her work here.



CRESST II Scientist of the month July 2020 - Dr. Kira Olsen is a Postdoctoral scientist working for Howard University in Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory. She conducts research on fracture within ice with the goal of better understanding icy satellites. You can learn more about Dr. Olsen and her work here.




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