Juliane is a NASA Early Career Fellow and joins us from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City after spending 3 years there as a Research Scientist and prior to that, 2 years in the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston as a Postdoc Research Fellow. Juliane received her Ph.D. with distinction in 2009 in Experimental Petrology at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.
Juliane's research focuses on investigating the formation and evolution of differentiated planetary bodies, especially the Moon and Mars through meteorite studies. Meteorites (and returned samples, e.g., Apollo samples) provide a window into surface lithologies and the interior of planetary bodies. Juliane uses detailed mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of these planetary samples through micro-analytical and experimental techniques to learn about crustal and mantle evolution of the parental planetary bodies and the evolution of the Early Solar System.
Juliane will help develop a stronger planetary science program at Rutgers. Field work might be a little difficult, but look out for the new classes to be taught by Professor Gross, new research directions to explore, and new collaborations to forge in the coming years!