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Jennifer Scully

  • 2017-Present: Scientist in Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
    • Science PI of “Volatiles on Vesta and Ceres”: a data analysis and laboratory research project funded by NASA ROSES’s Discovery Data Analysis Program
    • Scientific research funded by the Dawn mission: structural analysis of fractures, geomorphologic analysis of craters and mass wasting deposits, and quadrangle-based geologic mapping using ArcGIS software, as one of the Dawn team’s lead geologic mappers
    • Mission formulation: Proteus (Discovery, origins of Earth's water), CODEX (Discovery, Ceres lander), CONDOR (New Frontiers, comet surface sample return)
    • Comparative studies of icy satellites and dwarf planets, including Ceres
  • 2015-2017: Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL
    • Scientific research funded by the Dawn mission: See above
    • Mission formulation: See above
    • Comparative studies of icy satellites and dwarf planets, including Ceres
    • Advisor: Dr. Carol Raymond
  • 2010-2015: Graduate Student Researcher & Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles (EPSS, UCLA)
    • Scientific research funded by the Dawn mission: implications of fractures/faults, curvilinear gullies, lobate deposits and pitted terrain for Vesta’s geologic evolution and hydration, and geologic mapping
    • Advisors: Prof. Christopher Russell and Prof. An Yin

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Education
  • Jun. 2015: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geology from UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Jun. 2015: 3.97 GPA in UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Geology PhD program.
  • Sept. 2013: Passed Oral Qualifying Examination, advanced to candidacy for doctoral degree and awarded Candidate in Philosophy Degree from UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Sept. 2012: Passed Written Qualifying Examination in UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Jun. 2010: First Class Honors Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences (Geology) from the of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland (placed first in class).

Professional Experience
  • 2017-Present: Scientist in Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • 2015-2017: Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL
  • 2010-2015: Graduate Student Researcher & Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles (EPSS, UCLA)

 

  • 2016-2019: Lead guest editor, Icarus Special Issue: The formation and evolution of Ceres’ Occator crater (in press)
  • 2016-2018: Team member, Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds (ROW)
  • 2015-2019: Co-organizer of bi-monthly ‘Icy Worlds Collaboration & Exchange (ICE)’ at JPL
  • 2016-2019: Organizer and chair of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society meeting (AOGS), Geological Society of America meeting (GSA) and American Geophysical Union Fall meeting (AGU) sessions about Ceres/Vesta science from Dawn
  • 2016-2019: Panelist, NASA Review Panels
  • 2015-2018: Peer reviewer for ‘Science’, ‘Earth and Planetary Science Letters’ and ‘Icarus’
  • 2015: Co-editor, Icarus Special Issue: Vesta’s surface composition
  • 2015: Executive secretary, NASA Review Panel
  • 2011-2012: Author and editor of Dawn "Image of the Day" public outreach (dawn.jpl.nasa.gov)

Selected Awards
  • 2017-2020: “Volatiles on Vesta and Ceres” funded by NASA ROSES’s Discovery Data Analysis Program
  • 2017: Selected as an Early Career Fellow in the NASA ROSES program
  • Jan. 2015: Early career travel grant to attend the 12th meeting of the Small Bodies Assessment Group.
  • Sept. 2014: Harold and Mayla Sullwold Scholarship for excellence in research from UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Nov. 2013: NASA Group Achievement Award as a part of the Dawn Science Team.
  • Sept. 2013: Harold and Mayla Sullwold Scholarship for excellence in research from UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Aug. 2013: Pauley Fellowship from UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.
  • Aug. 2013: Accepted for and attended JPL’s Planetary Science Summer School.
  • Sept. 2008: Edge Prize in Geology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.
  • Jul. 2007: Julian Boldy Prize in Geology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.

Selected Publications
  • Chilton, H. T., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) Landslides on Ceres: Inferences into ice content and layering in the upper crust. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, in press.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2019) Synthesis of the Special Issue: The formation and evolution of Ceres’ Occator crater. Icarus, 320, 213-225.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2019) Ceres’ Occator crater and its faculae explored through geologic mapping. Icarus, 320, 7-23.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2019) Introduction to the Special Issue: The formation and evolution of Ceres’ Occator crater. Icarus, 320, 1-6.
  • Schenk, P., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) The central pit and dome at Cerealia Facula and floor deposits in Occator crater, Ceres: morphology and formation. Icarus, 320, 159-187.
  • Quick, L. C., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) A possible brine reservoir beneath Occator: thermal/compositional evolution & formation of Cerealia Dome & Vinalia Faculae. Icarus, 320, 119-135
  • Buczkowski, D. L., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) Tectonic analysis of fracturing associated with Occator crater. Icarus, 320, 49-59.
  • Ruesch, O., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) Bright carbonate surfaces on Ceres as remnants of salt-rich water fountains. Icarus, 320, 39-48.
  • Nathues, A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) Occator crater in color at highest resolution. Icarus, 320, 24-38.
  • Stephan, K., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) Ceres’ impact craters – relationships between surface composition and geology. Icarus, 318, 56-74.
  • Combe, J.-P., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2019) The surface composition of Ceres’ Ezinu quadrangle analyzed by the Dawn mission. Icarus, 318, 124-146.
  • Williams, D. A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) Introduction: The geological mapping of Ceres. Icarus, 316, 1-13.
  • Ruesch, O., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) Geology of Ceres’ north pole quadrangle with Dawn FC imaging data. Icarus, 316, 14-27.
  • Pasckert, J. H., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) Geologic mapping of the Ac-2 Coniraya quadrangle of Ceres from Dawn: Implications for a heterogeneously composed crust. Icarus, 316, 28-45.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2018) Ceres’ Ezinu quadrangle: a heavily cratered region with evidence for localized subsurface water ice and the context of Occator crater. Icarus, 316, 46-62.
  • Hughson, K. G. H., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) The Ac-5 (Fejokoo) quadrangle of Ceres: Geologic map and geomorphological evidence for ground ice mediated surface processes. Icarus, 316, 63-83
  • Krohn, K., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) The unique geomorphology and structural geology of the Haulani crater of dwarf planet Ceres as revealed by geological mapping of equatorial quadrangle Ac-6 Haulani. Icarus, 316, 84-98.
  • Williams, D. A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) The Geology of the Kerwan quadrangle of dwarf planet Ceres: Investigating Ceres’ oldest impact basin. Icarus, 316, 99-113.
  • Frigeri, A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) The geology of the Nawish quadrangle of Ceres: the rim of an ancient basin. Icarus, 316, 114-127.
  • Buczkowski, D. L., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) Geology of Ceres’ Occator quadrangle: Floor fractured craters and other geomorphic evidence of cryomagmatism. Icarus, 316, 128-139.
  • Schulzeck, F., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2018) Geologic mapping of the Ac-11 Sintana quadrangle: Assessing diverse crater morphologies. Icarus, 316, 154-166.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2017) Evidence for the interior evolution of Ceres from geologic analysis of fractures. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 9564–9572.
  • Schmidt, B. E., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2017) Geomorphological evidence for ground ice from mass wasting on dwarf planet Ceres. Nature Geoscience, 10, 338-343.
  • Buczkowski, D. L., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2016) The geomorphology of Ceres. Science, 353 (6303), aaf4332-1-8.
  • Marchi, S., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2016) The missing large impact craters on Ceres. Nature Communications, 7, 12257.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2015) Geomorphological evidence for transient water flow on Vesta. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411, 151-163.
  • Zambon, F., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2015) Spectral analysis of the quadrangles Av-13 and Av-14 on Vesta. Icarus, 259, 181-193.
  • Longobardo, A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2015) Mineralogical and spectral analysis of Vesta’s Gegania and Lucaria quadrangles and comparative analysis of their key features. Icarus, 259, 72-90.
  • McCord, T. B. & Scully, J. E. C. (2015) The composition of Vesta from the Dawn mission. Icarus, 259, 1-9.
  • Scully, J. E. C., et al. (2014) Geomorphology and structural geology of Saturnalia Fossae and adjacent structures in the northern hemisphere of Vesta. Icarus, 244, 23-40.
  • Williams, D. A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) The geology of the Marcia of asteroid Vesta: Assessing the effects of large, young craters. Icarus, 244, 74-88.
  • Blewett, D. T., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Vesta’s North Pole Quadrangle Av-1 (Albana): Geologic Map and the Nature of the South Polar Basin Antipodes. Icarus, 244, 13-22.
  • Krohn, K., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Mass movement on Vesta at steep scarps and crater rims. Icarus, 244, 120-132.
  • Schäfer, M., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Imprint of the Rheasilvia impact on Vesta – Geologic mapping of quadrangles Gegania and Lucaria. Icarus, 244, 60-73.
  • Buczkowski, D. L., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) The unique geomorphology and physical properties of the Vestalia Terra plateau. Icarus, 244, 89-103.
  • Ruesch, O., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Geologic map of the northern hemisphere of Vesta based on Dawn Framing Camera (FC) images. Icarus, 244, 41-59.
  • Williams, D. A., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Lobate and flow-like features on asteroid Vesta. Planetary and Space Science, 103, 24-35.
  • Alibay, F., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2014) Design of a low cost mission to the Neptunian system. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings.
  • Reddy, V., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2013) Comparing Dawn, Hubble Space Telescope, and ground based interpretations of (4) Vesta. Icarus, 226, 1103.
  • Denevi, B. W., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2012) Pitted Terrain on Vesta and implications for the presence of volatiles. Science, 338, 246.
  • Buczkowski, D. L., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2012) Large-scale troughs on Vesta: A signature of planetary tectonics. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L18205.
  • Reddy, V., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2012) Delivery of dark material to Vesta: Carbonaceous chondritic impacts. Icarus, 221, 544.
  • Russell, C. T., et al. (incl. Scully, J. E. C.) (2012) Dawn at Vesta: Testing the protoplanetary paradigm. Science, 336, 684.

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