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Curriculum Vitae:

Paul Hayne

  • PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics, UCLA (2010)
  • MS in Geophysics, Stanford University (2005)
  • BS in Geophysics, Stanford University (2003)

Research Interests
  • Planetary geophysics and remote sensing
  • Thermal environments and polar volatiles on the Moon and other airless bodies
  • Mars polar energy balance, seasonal cycles and climate
  • Icy satellite surface composition, geological evolution, and habitability


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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.

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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.

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NASA's Europa mission will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.

Professional Experience
  • Research Scientist, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2012 - Present)
  • Investigation Scientist, Europa Thermal Emission Imaging System (E-THEMIS) (2015 - present)
  • Co-Investigator, Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (2011 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Geological and Planetary Sciences Division, California Institute of Technology (2010 - 2012)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles (2006 - 2010)
  • Research Associate, Bear Fight Institute (2006)
  • Research Assistant, NASA Ames Research Center (2003 - 2005)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Diviner Lunar Radiometer Science Mission Team (2013)
  • Keck Institute of Space Studies Co-Lead: "New Approaches to Lunar Ice Detection and Mapping" (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards: Mars Climate Sounder Science Team (2010, 2011), Diviner Lunar Radiometer Science Team (2011) and Operations Team (2011)
  • Simon Latimer Award for Service, Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA (2008)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute Scholarship - Astrobiology Summer School, Spain (2008)
  • Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Graduate Fellowship (2006 - 2008)
  • Chancellor's Prize, UCLA (2006)

Selected Publications


  1. Hayne, P. O., and O. Aharonson (2015), Thermal stability of ice on Ceres with rough topography, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JE004887.
  2. Hayne, P. O., Hendrix, A., Sefton-Nash, E., Siegler, M. A., Lucey, P. G., Retherford, K. D., ... & Paige, D. A. (2015), Evidence for exposed water ice in the Moon’s south polar regions from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ultraviolet albedo and temperature measurements, Icarus, 255, 58-69.
  3. Glotch, T. D., Bandfield, J. L., Lucey, P. G., Hayne, P. O., Greenhagen, B. T., Arnold, J. A., ... & Paige, D. A. (2015), Formation of lunar swirls by magnetic field standoff of the solar wind, Nature communications, 6.
  4. Hayne, P. O., McCord, T. B., & Sotin, C. (2014), Titan’s surface composition and atmospheric transmission with solar occultation measurements by Cassini VIMS, Icarus, 243, 158-172.
  5. Ghent, R. R., Hayne, P. O., Bandfield, J. L., Campbell, B. A., Allen, C. C., Carter, L. M., & Paige, D. A. (2014), Constraints on the recent rate of lunar ejecta breakdown and implications for crater ages, Geology, 42(12), 1059-1062.
  6. Ingersoll, R. V., Pratt, M. J., Davis, P. M., Caracciolo, L., Day, P. P., Hayne, P. O., ... & Hendrix, E. D. (2014), Paleotectonics of a complex Miocene half graben formed above a detachment fault: The Diligencia basin, Orocopia Mountains, southern California, Lithosphere, 6(3), 157-176.
  7. Hayne, P. O., D. A. Paige, N. G. Heavens (2014), The role of snowfall in forming the seasonal ice caps of Mars: Models and constraints from the Mars Climate Sounder, Icarus 231, 122-130.
  8. Bandfield, J. L., E. Song, P. O. Hayne, B. D. Brand, R. R. Ghent, A. R. Vasavada, D. A. Paige (2014), Lunar cold spots: Granular flow features and extensive insulating materials surrounding young craters, Icarus 231, 221-231.
  9. Hayne, P. O., D. A. Paige, J. T. Schofield, D. M. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, N. G. Heavens, and D. J. McCleese (2012), Carbon dioxide snow clouds on Mars: South polar winter observations by the Mars Climate Sounder, J. Geophys. Res. 117, E08014, doi:10.1029/2011JE004040.,
  10. Barnes, J. W., B. J. Buratti, E. P. Turtle, J. Bow, P. A. Dalba, J. Perry, R. H. Brown, S. Rodriguez, S. Le Mouelic, K. H. Baines, C. Sotin, R. D. Lorenz, M. J. Malaska, T. B. McCord, R. N. Clark, R. Jaumann, P. O. Hayne, et al. (2013), Precipitation-Induced Surface Brightenings Seen on Titan by Cassini VIMS and ISS, Planetary Science, 2, p. 1.
  11. Vasavada, A. R., J. L. Bandfield, B. T. Greenhagen, P. O. Hayne, et al. (2012), Lunar Equatorial Surface Temperatures and Regolith Properties from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, J. Geophys. Res 117, E00H18.
  12. 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.
  13. Paige, D. A., M. A. Siegler, J. A. Zhang, P. O. Hayne, et al. (2010), Diviner Observations of Cold Traps in the Lunar South Polar Region: Spatial Distribution and Temperature, Science 330, 479.
  14. 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. 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.
  15. McCord, T. B., ..., and P. O. Hayne (2010), Hydrated minerals on Europa's surface: An improved look from the Galileo NIMS investigation, Icarus 209, 639-650.
  16. Barnes, J. W., ..., P. O. Hayne, et al. (2009), VIMS Spectral Mapping Observations of Titan during the Cassini Prime Mission, Planetary and Space Sciences, vol. 57, issue 14-15, pp. 1950-1962.
  17. McCord, T. B., P. Hayne, et al. (2008), Titan's surface: Search for spectral diversity and composition using the Cassini VIMS investigation, Icarus, vol. 194, pp. 212-242.


  • Aharonson, O., A. Hayes, P. O. Hayne, R. Lopes, A. Lucas, J. T. Perron, (2012), Titan's Surface Geology, in: C. G. Mueller-Wodarg, T. Cravens and E. Lellouch (Ed.), Titan: Surface, Atmosphere and Magnetosphere, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

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