Kirsten L. Siebach

Assistant Professor

Room Number: 317
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stony Brook University 2016-2017
Ph.D. Geology, California Institute of Technology 2016
B.A. Earth & Planetary Science and Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis 2011

Awards & Honors

2015 NASA Group Achievement Award: MSL Prime Mission Science and Operations Team
2014 ExxonMobil/GSA Student Science Award
2014 NASA Group Achievement Award: MER Science Development and Operations Team
2013 NASA Group Achievement Award: MER Science Development and Operations Team
2011 Washington University “Outstanding Graduate” recognition
2008 NASA Group Achievement Award: Phoenix Mission Team


Mars, sedimentary petrology, diagenesis, sedimentology, remote sensing, planetary geology, geochemistry

Selected Publications

Siebach, K. L., M. B. Baker, J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, R. Gellert, L. Thompson, J. A. Hurowitz (2017) Sorting out Compositional Trends in Sedimentary Rocks of the Bradbury Group (Aeolis Palus), Gale Crater, Mars., J. Geophys. Res., online 2 Feb 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005195.

Grotzinger, J. P., S. Gupta, M. C. Malin, D. M. Rubin, J. Schieber, K. L. Siebach, and 41 additional coauthors, (2015) Deposition, exhumation, and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 350, 6257, DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7575.

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, L. C. Kah, K. M. Stack, M. Malin, R. Leveille, and D. Y. Sumner. (2014) Subaqueous Shrinkage Cracks in the Sheepbed Mudstone: Implications for Early Fluid Diagenesis, Gale Crater, Mars. J. Geophys. Res., online 17 Jul 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004623.

Siebach, K. L., and J. P. Grotzinger. (2014) Volumetric Estimates of Ancient Water on Mount Sharp Based on Boxwork Deposits, Gale Crater, Mars. J. Geophys. Res., online 28 Jan 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004508.

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