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Planetary geology; formation and evolution of differentiated planetary bodies
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
Dr. Gross’ academic interests in the EOAS stems from her research that focuses on understanding the formation history and geochemical evolution of differentiated celestial bodies including Earth. This research is of fundamental importance in planetary sciences as it helps us understand our place in the universe and, more specifically, as it helps us better understand our own planet Earth. Specifically, she investigates the mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of planetary samples using field techniques for terrestrial analogues and microanalytical techniques such as Electron Microprobe (EPMA), Cathodoluminescence (CL), and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Dr. Gross combines these with experimental techniques, such as 1 atm gas mixing furnace and Laser Irradiation Space Weathering experiments, in order to learn about crustal and mantle evolution of planetary bodies. Being part of EOAS will enable Juliane to expand my research focus, bridge the gap between Earth Sciences and Planetary Sciences and initiate fruitful collaborations between faculty and students.