Dr. Briony Horgan - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University
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Dr. Briony Horgan

Dr. Briony Horgan

Assistant Professor 
Curriculum Vitae / Google Scholar
Associated Website: Personal Website, Planetary Science


Briony Horgan is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Science. Her research program uses data from NASA satellites and rovers, along with lab and field work back on Earth, to understand the surface processes that have shaped Mars and the Moon. She is particularly interested in using mineralogy to investigate weathering and past surface environments on Mars, as well as volcanic, sedimentary, and impact processes on both planets. Briony is a Participating Scientist on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover mission and a Co-I on NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, the first step toward Mars Sample Return.


Education and Appointments:

2014-present   Assistant Professor, Purdue University

2013                 Faculty Research Associate, Arizona State University

2010-2012      Exploration Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University

                          Advisor: Prof. Phil Christensen

2005-2010      Ph.D., Cornell University, Astronomy and Space Sciences

                          Advisor: Prof. Jim Bell

2001-2005      B.S., Oregon State University, Physics, summa cum laude.

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