Dr. Michalski, Joseph

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Dr. Michalski, Joseph

Associate Professor

I am a geologist and planetary scientist. I am most interested in how the geology of the early Earth led to the origin of life on this planet, and whether life might have formed elsewhere in the Solar System.
Remote sensing is the primary tool I use to study the mineralogy and geology of the planets. I also use laboratory and field research to investigate the mineralogy and geomorphology of deposits formed in hydrothermal, volcanic and sedimentary environments on Earth in order to better understand processes that operate throughout the Solar System.
I am also involved in mission planning and landing site selection for future missions to Mars, the Moon other Solar System objects. I am extremely interested in international collaboration, instrument and spacecraft development and creation of new, imaginative approaches to space exploration.

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EASC 3405 Environmental Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

  1. Michalski, J. R., J. Cuadros, J. L. Bishop, M. D. Dyar, V. Dekov, and S. Fiore (2015). Constraints on the crystal-chemistry of Fe/Mg-rich smectitic clays on Mars and links to global alteration trends, EPSL, 427 (1), 215-225.
  2. Cong, P., A.D. Rogers and J. Michalski (2015), Thermal and Near-Infrared Analyses of Central Uplifts of Martian Impact Craters: Evidence for a Heterogeneous Martian Crust, J. Geophys. Res. 120, 662–688, doi: 10.1002/2014JE004676.
  3. Michalski, J. and J.E. Bleacher (2013), Supervolcanoes within an ancient volcanic province in Arabia Terra, Mars, Nature, 502, 47-52.
  4. Michalski, J., J. Cuadros, P. Niles, J. Parnell, A. D. Rogers and S. Wright, (2013), Groundwater activity on Mars and implications for a deep biosphere, Nature Geoscience, 6, 133–138,  doi:10.1038/ngeo1706.
  5. Michalski, J. and P. B. Niles (2012). An atmospheric origin of Martian Interior Layered Deposits (ILDs): Links to climate change and the global sulfur cycle. Geology, 40 (5), 419-422.