I am the Science Manager of the NASA/Keck Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB), a NASA-supported spectroscopy facility at Brown that operates from 0.3 to 25 mm. I am the Principal Investigator for NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) experiment to be launched to the Moon in early 2008 and I am also Co-Investigator on Dawn, a mission to explore the asteroids Vesta and Ceres.
I have been a faculty member at Brown since 1980, after having worked several years at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sarawak. My general research efforts include planetary exploration and evolution of planetary surfaces with an emphasis on remote compositional analyses.
On The Web:
New View of the Moon
An Upclose Look at the Moon
Lunar Images Reveal New Findings
Searching for Water on the Moon
NASA Lunar Science Institute
India's First Moon Probe Lost: Data Still May Yield Finds
Brown's Planetary Geosciences Group
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