Zoe Landsman

Dr. Zoe Landsman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Central Florida in 2011. She then worked in private industry as an informatics consultant before returning to UCF for graduate school as a Florida Space Grant Fellow. She received her PhD in Physics with a concentration in Planetary Science from UCF in 2017. Dr. Landsman has now joined UCF's Florida Space Institute, where she works as a postdoctoral researcher under the direction of Dr. Philip Metzger. Although she is primarily a researcher, Dr. Landsman is also passionate about science education and public outreach. She has worked as a Planetary Ambassador at the Orlando Science Center and as a teaching assistant and as a volunteer at UCF's Robinson Observatory. In 2017, she received the UCF Physics Department Graduate Teaching Award for her work as a teaching assistant at Robinson Observatory.
Dr. Landsman studies the surfaces of asteroids and other airless solar system bodies. She uses both observational and modeling techniques, including infrared spectroscopy and thermophysical modeling, to investigate the compositions and regolith properties of these bodies. This work places constraints on models of solar system formation and evolution and is further motivated by the need to assess space resources and hazards.
Journal Articles

  1. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, Humberto Campins, Josef Hanus, Lucy F. Lim, and Dale P. Cruikshank. Asteroid (16) Psyche: evidence for a silicate regolith from Spitzer Space Telescope spectroscopy. Icarus, in review. (Submitted 10-Mar-2017).
  2. Landsman, Zoe, Javier Licandro, Humberto Campins, Julie Ziffer, Mario de Pra, Dale P. Cruikshank. The Veritas and Themis asteroid families: 5-14 micron spectra with the Spitzer Space Telescope. Icarus 269 (2016) 62-74. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.01.008
  3. Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi, Julia de Leon, Kevin J. Walsh, Humberto Campins, Vania Lorenzi, Francesca DeMeo, Javier Licandro, Marco Delbo, Zoe Landsman, Michael P. Lucas, Victor Ali-Lagoa, Brian Burt. "Portrait of the Polana-Eulalia Family Complex: Surface homogeneity revealed from Near-Infrared Spectroscopy." Icarus 274 (2016) 231-248. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.022
  4. de Leon, Julia, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Marco Delbo, Humberto Campins, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, Paolo Tanga, Alberto Cellino, Philippe Bendjoya, Javier Licandro, Vania Lorenzi, David Morate, Kevin J. Walsh, Francesca DeMeo, Zoe Landsman, Victor Ali-Lagoa. "Visible spectroscopy of the Polana-Eulalia family complex: Spectral homogeneity." Icarus 266 (2016) 57-75. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.014
  5. Landsman, Zoe, Humberto Campins, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Josef Hanus, Vania Lorenzi. "A new investigation of hydration in the M-type asteroids." Icarus 252 (2015) 186-198. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.01.021
Conference Abstracts

  1. Metzger, Philip, Seamus Anderson, and Zoe Landsman. Reduced Compaction of Regolith in the Lunar Polar Regions. NASA Exploration Science Forum, 18-20 July 2017, Mountain View, CA.
  2. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, and Humberto Campins. M-Type Asteroid (16) Psyche: Evidence for a Silicate Regolith. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors, 10-14 April 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  3. de Leon, Julia, Marcel Popescu, Vania Lorenzi, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Zoe Landsman, and David Morate. Mineralogy of V-type Asteroids Outside the Vesta Family Identified Using the MOVIS Catalog. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors, 10-14 April 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  4. Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi, Julia de Leon, David Morate, Mario de Pra, Javier Licandro, Humberto Campins, Vania Lorenzi, Zoe Landsman, and Victor Ali-Lagoa. Primitive Asteroids Spectroscopic Survey -- PRIMASS: Current Status. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors, 10-14 April 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  5. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, and Humberto Campins. M-type asteroid (16) Psyche: evidence for a silicate regolith. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 20-24 March 2017, The Woodlands, TX. LPI Contribution No. 1964, id.2242.
  6. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, and Humberto Campins. "M-type asteroids in the mid-infrared: thermal inertias and emissivity spectra". 48th American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, 16-21 October 2016, Pasadena, CA. id.325.19.
  7. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, and Humberto Campins. "The M-Type Asteroids: Reservoirs of Silicates, Metal and Water." Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 13th Annual Meeting, 31 July - 5 August 2016, Beijing, China. #PS11-A005
  8. Landsman, Zoe, Javier Licandro, Humberto Campins, Julie Ziffer, and Mario de Pra. "5-14 micron Spitzer spectra of the Themis and Veritas asteroid families". American Astronomical Society Meeting #227, 4-8 January 2016, Kissimmee, FL. id.141.16.
  9. Landsman, Zoe, Javier Licandro, Humberto Campins, Julie Ziffer, and Mario de Pra. "5 - 14 μm Spitzer spectra of primitive asteroid families." 47th American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, 8-13 November 2015, Washington, D.C. id.106.10.
  10. Landsman, Zoe, Joshua P. Emery, Humberto Campins, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Josef Hanus, and Vania Lorenzi. "M-Type Asteroids in the Mid-Infrared." Thermal Models for Planetary Science II, 3-5 June 2015, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
  11. Landsman, Zoe, Humberto Campins, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Joshua P. Emery, and Vania Lorenzi. "New Results on Hydration in M-Type Asteroids". 46th American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, 9-14 November 2014, Tucson, AZ. id.506.03.
  12. Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi, Humberto Campins, Vania Lorenzi, Julia de Leon, Zoe Landsman, Javier Licandro, and Victor Ali-Lagoa. Near-infrared spectroscopy of asteroids in the Polana-family region: Where are the Eulalias? Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors, 30 June - 4 July 2014, Helsinki, Finland.
  13. Landsman, Zoe., Humberto Campins, Kelsey Hargrove, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Joshua P. Emery, and Julie Ziffer. "An Investigation of the 3-micron Feature in M-Type Asteroids". 45th American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, 6-11 October 2013. Denver, CO. id.208.15
  14. Landsman, Zoe, Humberto Campins, Julia de Leon, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, and Javier Licandro. "Inner Belt Asteroid Spectroscopy in Support of Gaia." Asteroid Spectroscopy in Support of Gaia, 6-7 June 2013, Nice, France.
  15. Landsman, Zoe, Javier Licandro, Humberto Campins, Michael Kelley, Kelsey Hargrove, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, Dale Cruikshank, Andrew S. Rivkin, and Joshua P. Emery. "Asteroid 65 Cybele: Detection Of Small Silicate Grains, Water-Ice And Organics". 42nd American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, 4-8 October 2010, Pasadena, CA. id.39.18