Shane
Wesley
Stone

Planetary Chemist

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About

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program at Goddard Space Flight Center, in the Planetary Systems Laboratory (Code 693), working with Dr. Geronimo Villanueva.

I am interested broadly in planetary atmospheres, more specifically in aeronomy and atmospheric chemistry. My current research is focused on the atmosphere of Mars using data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) onboard the NASA Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission and the Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery (NOMAD) insrument on the ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).

I received a Doctorate and Master of Science in Planetary Sciences from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, where my advisor was Prof. Roger V. Yelle; a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, while working in the lab of Prof. Timothy J. Deming, where I synthesized polypeptides developed as biomolecular materials for, e.g., drug delivery; and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, where I synthesized organic polymers for, fabricated, and tested polymer solar cells with Prof. John P. Ferraris.

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Curriculum Vitae

Research

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Events

Upcoming and past talks and posters.

  • 19 Sep 2019

    EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019

    I gave a talk entitled, "Transport of Water to the Martian Upper Atmosphere amid Regional and Global Dust Storms" in session TP3 - Mars Atmospheric Dust Phenomena at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 22 July 2019

    Ninth International Conference on Mars

    I presented a poster entitled, "Transport of Water to the Martian Upper Atmosphere amid Regional and Global Dust Storms" in the Dust - Storms, Grains, Impact on Environment session at the Ninth International Conference on Mars in Pasadena, California.

  • 12 Dec 2018

    AGU Fall Meeting

    I gave a talk on the transport of water to the upper atmosphere of Mars during dust storms in the Processes in the Present-Day Atmosphere of Mars II at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • 17 August 2018

    Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Conference

    At the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Conference in Tucson, Arizona, I gave an invited talk on the Martian global dust storm of 2018 and its impact on the upper atmosphere as observed by MAVEN NGIMS.

  • 14 May 2018

    52nd ESLAB Symposium

    At the 52nd ESLAB Symposium on Comparative Aeronomy and Plasma Environment of Terrestrial Planets in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, I presented on measurements of protonated ions from MAVEN NGIMS and the variation of H2 in the Martian upper atmosphere.

  • 15 May 2017

    International Conference on Mars Aeronomy

    I presented on the thermal structure of the Martian upper atmosphere as observed by MAVEN NGIMS at the International Conference on Mars Aeronomy in Boulder, Colorado.

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+1 (301) 614-5438

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt, MD 20771