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Research & Publications

Student Accomplishments

Student Presentations, Undergraduate Research Day:
  • Cioffi, Frank, Mapping of Ozone in Mars’ Atmosphere
  • Mott, Gregg, Diurnal HDO Variation in Mars’ Atmosphere
Summer Internships:
  • Summer, 2012, Gregory Badura, Mathematical Modeling of Polymerized Actin Undergoing Osmotic Force Applied by Laser Tweezers, NSF sponsored, REU Program, Vanderbilt University
  • Summer, 2013, Gregory Badura, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Research, NSF sponsored, REU Program, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Villanueva, G. L.; Mumma, M. J.; Novak, R. E.; Radeva, Y. L.; Käufl, H. U.; Smette, A.; Tokunaga, A.; Khayat, A.; Encrenaz, T.; Hartogh, P., 2013, A sensitive search for organics (CH4, CH3OH, H2CO, C2H6, C2H2, C2H4), hydroperoxyl (HO2), nitrogen compounds (N2O, NH3, HCN) and chlorine species (HCl, CH3Cl) on Mars using ground-based high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, Icarus, Volume 223, Issue 1, p. 11-27.
  • Villanueva, G. L.; Mumma, M. J.; Bonev, B. P.; Novak, R. E.; Barber, R. J.; Disanti, M. A., 2012,Water in planetary and cometary atmospheres: H2O/HDO transmittance and fluorescence models, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 113, Issue 3, p. 202-220.
Conference Presentations:
  • Villanueva, G. L.; Mumma, M. J.; Novak, R. E., Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon Isotopic Ratios in the Martian Atmosphere, 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 18-22, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1719, p.2551, March, 2013
  • Novak, Robert E.; Mumma, M. J.; Villanueva, G. L., Latitudinal Maps of [HDO]/[H2O] During Mars’ Aphelion Season, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #44, #206.05, October 2012.
Public Lectures/Interviews:
  • Novak, Robert, The Latest News from Mars Curiosity, Westchester Amateur Astronomers, February 1, 2013.
  • Novak, Robert, Interview on WPKN radio Program, Cosmic Perspective, March 23, 2013.
STL Lecture series organized by Dr. Victor Stanionis:
  • Dr. Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics, Columbia University, The Discovery of the Higgs Boson, October 25, 2012.
  • Dr. Sean Solomon, Director, Lamont Doherty Geophysical Institute, Palisades, NY, Space Probe Observations of the Planet Mercury, February 21, 2013.
  • Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, Columbia Medical School, Small Game Hunting-the Search for Viruses, April 4, 2013.