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Elodie Gloesener

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4800 Oak Grove Drive

M/S 183-601

Pasadena, CA 91109


(626) 298-3037

Curriculum Vitae:

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Laboratory Studies


Elodie Gloesener is a postdoctoral fellow at JPL studying the stability and composition of clathrate hydrates under conditions relevant to the outer Solar System. Her research project aims to couple laboratory and modelling studies to better constrain cryovolcanic processes and methane outgassing on icy satellites, especially on Titan.


  • Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, UCLouvain, Belgium (2019).
  • M.S. in Space Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium (2012).
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Liège, Belgium (2010).

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, JPL/Caltech (2021 – present).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLouvain (2019 – 2021).
  • Research Assistant, Royal Observatory of Belgium / UCLouvain (2016 – 2019).
  • FRIA Research Fellow, Royal Observatory of Belgium (2013 – 2016).

Research Interests

Mars, icy satellites, clathrate hydrates, subsurface-atmosphere exchanges.

Selected Awards

  • B.A.E.F. postdoctoral research fellowship (2020).
  • FRIA fellowship from F.R.S. – FNRS (2013).
  • Odissea prize from the Euro Space Society (2012).
  • Wallonie Espace Award (2012).

Selected Publications

  • Gloesener, E., Choukroun, M., Vu, T. H., Maynard-Casely, H. E., Desmedt, A., Davies, A. G., and Sotin, C., 2023. Phase behavior of the ternary H2O-THF-NH3 system under cryogenic conditions: Implications for the destabilization of clathrate hydrates on Titan, ACS Earth Space Chem., in press. DOI:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.3c00055.
  • Gloesener, E., Karatekin, Ö., and Dehant, V., 2021. Stability and composition of CH4-rich clathrate hydrates in the present martian subsurface, Icarus 353, 114099.
  • Pla-García, J., Rafkin, S. C. R., Karatekin, Ö., and Gloesener, E., 2019. Comparing MSL Curiosity rover TLS-SAM methane measurements with Mars Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (MRAMS) atmospheric transport experiments, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, doi:10.1029/2018JE005824.
  • Temel, O., Karatekin, Ö., Gloesener, E., Mischna, M. A., and van Beeck, J., 2019. Atmospheric transport of subsurface, sporadic, time-varying methane releases on Mars, Icarus 325, 39-54.
  • Vu, T., Gloesener, E., Choukroun, M., Ibourichene, A., and Hodyss, R., 2014. Experimental study on the effect of ammonia on the phase behavior of tetrahydrofuran clathrates, J. Phys. Chem. B. 118, 13371-13377.