Researchers

Dr. Todd Bradley

  • PhD University of Colorado, 2007
  • Saturn rings composition Mercury exosphere

Dr. Julie Brisset

  • PhD Univ. of Brauschweig, 2014
  • Planet formation, dust accretion processes, and microgravity experiments.

Dr. Thomas Kehoe

  • Associate Scientist
  • PhD University of London, 1999
  • Department
  • Dynamics of Small Bodies

Dr. Philip Metzger

  • Associate Scientist
  • PhD University of Central Florida, 2005
  • Department
  • Regolith mechanics and evolution; technology supporting spaceflight; utilization of space resources

Dr. Noemi Pinilla-Alonso

  • Associate Scientist
  • PhD Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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  • Department
  • Primitive Bodies in the Solar System. Observational techniques.

Dr. Gal Sarid

  • Associate Scientist
  • PhD Tel Aviv Univ., 2010
  • Department
  • Minor bodies (comets, asteroids, etc.), thermal and collisional evolution, planet formation.

Dr. Akbar Whizin

  • PhD UCF, 2016
  • Regolith and dust dynamics, accretion of planetesimals, microgravity experiments

Past Researchers

Dr. Michael Kelley, PhD from University of Minnesota, comet and asteroid surfaces, comet dust, and meteoroid streams. Now research staff at University of Maryland. At UCF 2007-2009.

Dr. Julie Ziffer, PhD from UCF, asteroid composition. Now Associate Professor at University of Southern Maine. At UCF 2007.

Dr. Phan Bao Ngoc, PhD from Paris University VI, low-mass stars. Now visiting scholar at ASIAA. At UCF 2006-2007.

Dr. Robert J Macke, SJ, PhD from UCF, meteorite petrology. Now at Vatican Observatory. At UCF 2010-2011.

Dr. Adrienne (Addie) Dove, PhD from University of Colorado, dusty surface processes and microgravity. Now Assistant Professor here at UCF.

Dr. Csaba Palotai, PhD from University of Louisville, comet impacts and giant-planet atmospheric modeling. Now Assistant Professor at Florida Institue of Technology. At UCF 2006-2015.

Dr. Ashley Kehoe, PhD from University of Florida, dynamics of dust. Now Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. At UCF 2011-2016.