New addition to the Robert A. Pritzker Center

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:22 -- pheck

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies welcomes Dr. Surya Snata Rout as its new Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Surya received his MS from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, West Bengal, (studying the geochemical evolution of iron meteorites), and his Ph.D. from University of Münster in Germany. At Münster he investigated the mineralogy and chemistry of the rare R Chondrites meteorites, as well as space weathering on the planet Mercury. He brings new expertise in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to the Chicago meteoritics community, and will work with Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator Philipp Heck to study meteorites like Chelyabinsk, to improve our understanding of collisions in the solar system, and he will also work on presolar stardust grains.