C. S. Edwards, Ph.D.

Experience


Education


2012 Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Tempe, AZ
Degree: Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences

2009 Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Tempe, AZ
Degree: M.S in Geological Sciences

2007 Arizona State University
Department of Geological Sciences
Tempe, AZ
Degree: B.S. in Geological Sciences
Planetary Science emphasis


Professional Experience


2016- Assistant Professor

Northern Arizona University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

2014-2016 Research Physical Scientist

United States Geological Survey
Astrogeology Science Center

2014- RIS4E Science Team Collaborator

Remote In Situ and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration, NASA/Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

2013- MSL Science Team Participating Scientist

Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2012- CRISM Science Team Collaborator

Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, NASA/Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

2003- THEMIS Science Team Member

Thermal Emission Imaging System
NASA/2001 Mars Odyssey

2003- Mini-TES Science Team Collaborator

Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer
NASA/Mars Exploration Rovers - Spirit & Opportunity

2013-2015 Planetary Science Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology

2007-2012 Graduate Research Assistant

Mars Space Flight Facility
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2003-2006 TES Science Team Member

Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES)
NASA/Mars Global Surveyor

2002-2007 Research Assistant

Mars Space Flight Facility
Arizona State University
Department of Geological Sciences

Awards and Honors


2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor, Inaugural Recipient

ASU Graduate College

2012 Outstanding Geology Graduate Student

ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration

2011 Scholarship Recipient

NASA/NAI/UIMP Summer School

2010 Scholarship Recipient

NASA/P&G Planetary Volcanology Field Workshop

2002-2007 Dean's List, 7 Consecutive Semesters

Arizona State University

Formal Advising Experience


2011-2012 Undergraduate Honor's Thesis Committee Member

S. Dunn (S11-S12)
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2008-2010 NASA Space Grant Mentor to Undergraduate Students

J. Kaminski (F09-S10)
J. Friedman (F08-S09)
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

Teaching Experience


2011 Advanced Remote Sensing
Co-Instructor

Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2008 Remote Sensing
Teaching Assistant

Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2007 Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Exploration

Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2005-present Mars Student Imaging Project
Guest Instructor/Lecturer

Arizona State University
Mars Space Flight Facility

2004-2010 National Remote Sensing Educator Workshop
Field Instructor

Arizona State University

Field Experience


2011
Ground Truthing ASTER Remote Sensing Data of the Himalaya, Western, Bhutan.  Worked closely with tectonic geologists to map and characterize the geology of the Jomolhari region using ground based measurements and remote sensing data.

2011 NASA/NAI/UIMP Astrobiology Summer School, Santander, Spain. A week-long course with an emphasis aimed at assessing Mars habitability and exploration, by Bruce Runnegar

2010 NASA/PG&G Planetary Volcanology Field Workshop, Hilo, HI. A week long course with an emphasis on planetary volcanology analogues, by Scott Rowland

2009 NASA/ASU Astrobiology Institute Data Collection Trip, Yellowstone National Park, WY. Excursion to collect infrared spectra of martian analogue sinter deposits

2009 Advanced Field Geology, Arizona State University, AZ A 4-weekend course with an emphasis on planetary aeolian analogues, by Ronald Greeley

2004-2009 Field Instructor, National Remote Sensing Educator Workshop,Assisted Dr. Philip Christensen in bi-annual field trips to the Granite Wash Mountains, AZ for K-12 teachers

2008 Advanced Field Geology, Arizona State University, AZ A 4-weekend course with an emphasis on mapping various grades of metamorphic rocks, by Steven Reynolds

2006 Field Course, Western Ireland Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, by Steven Whitmeyer

Education and Public Outreach


2005-present Guest Instructor, Mars Student Imaging Project, work with visiting 5-12th grade student scientists at ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

2005-present Representative of ASU Mars Space Flight Facility, visits to local schools to present recent Mars science

Instrument Development Experience


2008-2011 Microscopic Emission Spectrometer (Laboratory), Led design, assembly, characterization, and calibration of NASA/Planetary Geology & Geophysics funded Micro-Emission spectrometer laboratory instrument

2008-2011 Microscopic Emission Spectrometer (Proto-Flight), Assist with design, characterization, and calibration of NASA/Mars Instrument Development Program Micro-TES prototype flight instrument.

Grant Participation


Pending NASA/Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)
Coordinated spectral, photogeologic, and morphometric studies of rock-dominated units on Mars.
PI: A. Deanne Rogers
Role Co-Investigator

Pending NASA/Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G)
Quantitative Mineralogy from Remote Compositional Analysis.
PI: Bethany L. Ehlmann
Role Co-Investigator

2014- NASA/Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
Remote In Situ and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration.
PI: Timothy D. Glotch
Role: Collaborator

2013-present JPL/Caltech/President’s and Director’s Fund
Surface-Based Hyperspectral Imaging for Advanced Planetary and Terrestrial Applications.
Co-PIs: Bethany L. Ehlmann/Diana Blaney
Role: Co-Investigator

2011-present NASA/Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)
Martian sediment production: An investigation into the relative roles of chemical and mechanical weathering
PI: Victoria E. Hamilton
Role: Collaborator

2012-2013 Planetary Science Option Postdoctoral Fellowship
California Institute of Technology
Role: Principle Investigator

2010-2013 NASA/Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)
Integrated Analyses of Martian Surface Compositions Using Near-Infrared through Thermal Infrared Spectroscopic Data
PI: Joshua L. Bandfield
Role: Collaborator

2012-2013 JPL/Landing Site Characterization
Land-On Science at the NIli Fossae Carbonate Plains: Aqueous Alteration of Ultramafic Rocks and Clay-Carbonate Stratigraphy
PI: Bethany L. Ehlmann
Role: Co-Investigator

2008-2011 NASA/Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G)
Laboratory Vibrational Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Planetary Surfaces
PI: Philip R. Christensen
Role: Graduate Student

2008-2011 NASA/Mars Instrument Development Program (MIDP)
Development of a Microscopic Analysis Thermal Emission Spectrometer (MicroTES) for Planetary Landed Missions
PI: Philip R. Christensen
Role: Graduate Student

Professional Affiliations


2006-present American Geophysical Union

Professional Service

2014 NASA/Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations (PICASSO)

Panel Member

2013 NASA/Earth and Space Sciences Fellowships (NESSF)

External Reviewer

2012 AGU Session Convener/Chair

Laboratory Investigations Supporting the Analysis of Datasets from Mars, the Moon, and Other Planetary Bodies

2012 NASA/Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G)

Panel Member

2010 NASA/Moon and Mars Analog Missions Activities

External Reviewer

2011

AGU Session Convener/Chair


Practical Applications of Visible and Infrared Spectroscopy to Terrestrial Geologic Studies

2011 NASA/Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)

External Reviewer

2010 NASA/Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G)

Graduate Student Review Panel Member

2010 ASU/School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)

Member of Graduate Student Faculty Search Committee for New Hires