Planetary Volatiles lab
Go Beyond the near horizon in your Student Career
We are developing Tools and Techniques to understand today's
planetary science results and to enable the next generation of
robotic solar system exploration. Headed by Dr.
John E. Moores, the Planetary Volatiles Laboratory (PVL)
combines Science and Engineering research to answer fundamental
questions about our solar system and draws on experience that
spans four NASA, CSA and ESA space missions. In particular, we are
interested in the volatile component of planets, from ices to
atmospheres and everything in between.
But none of this would be possible without a great team. Meet our past and present students and fellows and see some of their recent work! You can also see what we are up to over at the laboratory's blog, updated weekly by our trainees.
We've recently become a part of an exciting new training network called Technologies for Exo/Planetary Science (TEPS) which is funded under NSERC's CREATE Program.
If you are interested in exploring the world of planetary science
and engineering, research experience exists within our laboratory
for projects involving:
- Numerical Modeling of volatile processes on planetary bodies
- Laboratory Simulation of planetary bodies
- Space Mission Operations, Experiment Design & Data Analysis
- Planetary instrument design and development & Space
For more information, please email jmoores [at] yorku.ca