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Curriculum Vitae:

Ingrid Daubar

Ingrid Daubar is a research scientist at JPL. Her research interests include small impact craters and other time-varying phenomena on terrestrial planets. She has participated in science and operations on multiple missions including MRO, InSight, Europa Clipper, and Juno. She grew up in East Lyme, Connecticut, where the high school planetarium first inspired her to study and explore space.

  • PhD, Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona: New Dated Craters On Mars And The Moon: Studies Of The Freshest Craters In The Solar System (2014)
  • MS, Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona: Northwest Africa 482: A Lunar Meteorite from the Highlands (2002)
  • BA, Astronomy, Cornell University (1999)

Research Interests
  • Morphology and statistics of small recent craters on Mars and the Moon; implications for current cratering rates, inner solar system chronologies, target material properties, and exploration hazards.
  • Variability of impact rates over seasonal timescales.
  • Formation and temporal evolution of time-varying albedo features including blast zone features created by impacts, landed missions, and dust devils.
  • Dust mobility and albedo.
  • Seismic effects and detection of impacts.


InSight Icon InSight
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.

Juno Icon Juno
Juno is in 53-day polar orbits, observing Jupiter in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measuring its atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.

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.

Europa Mission Icon Europa Mission

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
  • Participating Scientist, InSight (2018 - present)
  • Science Lead for Mars Science Helicopter System Strategic R&TD (2018-2019)
  • Co-Investigator and Impact Cratering Science Theme Lead, HiRISE on MRO (2017 - present)
  • Investigation Scientist, EIS on Europa Clipper (2016 - present)
  • Operations Support, Radiation Monitoring Investigation, Juno (2016 - 2017)
  • Impacts Science Theme Group Co-Lead, InSight (2015 - present)
  • Research Scientist, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015 - present)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2014-2015)
  • Uplink Operations Lead for HiRISE on MRO (2005-2013)

Selected Awards
  • JPL Voyager Award, 2017
  • JPL Team Award, Juno Radiation Monitoring Investigation Team, 2017
  • JPL Team Award, Europa Clipper Investigation Scientists, 2017
  • JPL Group Achievement Award, Juno Orbit Insertion Team, 2016
  • Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 2016
  • Wiley-Blackwell Award, 2014
  • Nininger Meteorite Award, 2014

Selected Publications
  1. Daubar, I. J., M. E. Banks, N. C. Schmerr, and M. P. Golombek (2019) Recently Formed Crater Clusters on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) 124, 958-969. doi:10.1029/2018JE005857
  2. Daubar, I. J. et al. (2018) Impact-Seismic Investigations of the InSight Mission. Space Science Reviews 214: 132. doi:10.1007/s11214-018-0562-x
  3. Hartmann, W. K. and I. J. Daubar (2017) Martian Cratering 11. Utilizing decameter scale crater populations to study Martian history. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 52, 493-510. doi:10.1111/maps.12807.
  4. Daubar, I. J., C. M. Dundas, S. Byrne, P. Geissler, G. Bart, A. S. McEwen, P. S. Russell, and M. Chojnacki (2016) Changes in Blast Zone Albedo Patterns Around New Martian Impact Craters. Icarus 267, 86-105. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.032.
  5. Daubar, I. J., C. Atwood-Stone, S. Byrne, A. S. McEwen, and P. S. Russell (2014) The morphology of small fresh craters on Mars and the Moon. Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) 119, 2320-2639. doi:10.1002/2014JE004671.
  6. Daubar, I. J., A. S. McEwen, S. Byrne, M. R. Kennedy, and B. Ivanov (2013) The current martian cratering rate. Icarus 225, 506-516. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.4.9.
  7. Daubar, I. J., D. A. Kring, T. D. Swindle, and A. J. T. Jull (2002) Northwest Africa 482: A crystalline impact-melt breccia from the lunar highlands. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37, 1797-1813. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2002.tb01164.x

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