August 24, 2018

Robert Lillis » Planetary Members

Below is a listing of the members of the Planetary group at the Space Sciences Lab. The groups Associate Director is Robert Lillis.

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Robert Lillis

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I am a planetary space physicist and geophysicist specializing in four main areas: 1) solar energetic particles and their effects on planetary environments, 2) electrodynamics of planetary ionospheres, 3) remote sensing of crustal magnetism and 4) the physics of atmospheric escape and climate evolution. I have studied several planets but Mars is my primary focus. My research approach is broad, encompassing data analysis, modeling and both instrumentation and mission development. I am involved in two active Mars missions: MAVEN (NASA) and the Emirates Mars Mission (UCB PI).