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Curriculum Vitae:

Benjamin T. Greenhagen
Diviner Deputy Principal Investigator

  • Ph.D. in Geology (Planetology), University of California, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
  • M.S. in Earth and Planetary Science , Washington University, Saint Louis, MO (2005)
  • B.S. in Geophysics and B.S. in Geology (Minors: Astrophysics and Physics), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2003)

Research Interests
  • Lunar surface composition and geology
  • Thermal emission remote sensing of airless bodies, including the Moon, Mercury, asteroids, and icy satellites
  • Visible and infrared photometric properties of planetary surfaces
  • Laboratory mid- and far-infrared reflectance and emission spectroscopy


LRO - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Icon LRO - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) launched in June 2009 with the objectives of finding safe lunar landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology.

MRO - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Icon MRO - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched in 2005 and is on a search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time.

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2009-present)
    • Deputy Principal Investigator, Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (2010 - present)
    • Research Scientist, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (2009 - present)
  • Staff Reserach Associate, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, under Dr. David A. Paige, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
  • Member of the Technical Staff, Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA and El Segundo, CA (2002 - 2005)
  • Laboratory Assistant, 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN (1999 - 2001)

Selected Awards
    >li>NASA Group Achievement Award, Diviner Lunar Radiometer Science Mission Team (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, LRO Mission Operations Team (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Exploration (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, LCROSS/LRO Measurements Team (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, LRO Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (2010)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (2010)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, MRO Mars Climate Sounder (2009)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantship, UCLA (2005 - 2009)
  • Best Presentation Award, ESSSO Research Symposium (2007)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Washington University (2004 - 2005)
  • NASA Space Grant Fellowship, Washington University (2003 - 2004)

Selected Publications
  1. Greenhagen, B.T., P.G. Lucey, M.B. Wyatt T.D. Glotch, C.C. Allen, J.A. Arnold, J.L. Bandfield, N.E. Bowles, K.L. Donaldson Hanna, P.O. Hayne, E. Song, I.R. Thomas, and D.A. Paige (2010) Global silicate mineralogy of the moon from the Diviner lunar radiometer, Science, 329, 1507.
  2. Donaldson Hanna K.L., M.B. Wyatt, I.R. Thomas, N.E. Bowles, B.T. Greenhagen, A. Maturilli, J. Helbert, and D.A. Paige (2011), Thermal infrared emissivity measurements under a simulated lunar environment: Application to the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, Submitted to JGR.
  3. Thomas I.R., B.T. Greenhagen, N.E. Bowles, K.L. Donaldson Hanna, J. Temple, and S.B. Calcutt (2011), A new experimental setup for performing thermal emission measurements of minerals in a simulated lunar environment, Submitted to JGR
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  5. Glotch, T.D., P.G. Lucey, J.L. Bandfield, B.T. Greenhagen, I.R. Thomas, R.C. Elphic, N. Bowles, M.B. Wyatt, C.C. Allen, K. Donaldson Hanna, and D.A. Paige (2010), Highly silicic compositions on the Moon, Science, 329, 1510.
  6. Hayne, P.O., B.T. Greenhagen, M.C. Foote, M.A. Siegler, A.R. Vasavada, and D.A. Paige (2010), Diviner Lunar Radiometer observations of the LCROSS impact, Science, 330, 477.
  7. Paige, D.A., M.A. Siegler, J.A. Zhang, P.O. Hayne, E.J. Foote, K.A. Bennett, A.R. Vasavada, B.T. Greenhagen, J.T. Schofield, D.J McCleese, M.C. Foote, E.M. De Jong, B.G. Bills, W. Hartford, B.C. Murray, C.C. Allen, K.J. Snook, L.A. Soderblom, S. Calcutt, F.W. Taylor, N.E. Bowles, J.L. Bandfield, R.C. Elphic, R.R. Ghent, T.D. Glotch, M.B. Wyatt, and P.G. Lucey (2010) Diviner Lunar Radiometer observations of cold traps in the Moon's south polar region, Science, 330, 479.
  8. Paige, D.A., M.C. Foote, B.T. Greenhagen, J.T. Schofield, S. Calcutt, A.R. Vasavada, D.J. Preston, F.W. Taylor, C.C. Allen, K.J. Snook, B.M Jakosky, B.C. Murray, L.A. Soderblom, B. Jau, S. Loring, J. Bulharowski, N.E. Bowles, I.R. Thomas, M.T. Sullivan, C. Avis, E.M. De Jong, W. Hartford, and D.J. McCleese (2009), The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, Space Science Reviews, 150, 125.

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