Jun 28, 2016 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano
We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sarah Hörst to the HEMI faculty. Dr. Hörst is currently an Assistant Professor in the Krieger School of Arts & Science’s Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, and her research primarily focuses on atmospheric chemistry. She is particularly interested in the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere of Titan. She is also interested in complex organics elsewhere in the solar system (and the universe!), whether they are produced in an atmosphere or on a surface.
She received a B.S. in Planetary Science and B.S. in Literature from the California Institute of Technology in 2004, and received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 2011, where she studied the chemistry occurring in Titan’s atmosphere with Dr. Roger Yelle at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. After finishing her PhD, she was an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Margaret Tolbert at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Hörst will be working within HEMI on the DAVINCI (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) proposal – a mission concept for an atmospheric probe to Venus.