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Nicholas Castle
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
Associate Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. Research focus on astromaterials, particularly martian, using geochemistry, petrology, and mineralogy. MSL mission operator for the CheMin instrument.
Professional Experience
Planetary Science Institute
Associate Research Scientist
2019 - Present
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2017 - 2019
Education
University of Alberta
Doctorate
2017
University of Washington Seattle
Masters
2012
Lehigh University
Bachelors
2004
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Honors & Awards
Voices for Science
Received 2022
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Publications
AGU Abstracts
Sulfate Mineral Suites at Gale Crater, Mars, by X-ray Diffraction
MARTIAN SULFATES STUDIED USING ORBITAL, GROUND, LABORATORY, AND EARTH DATA I ORAL
planetary sciences | 15 december 2023
David T. Vaniman, Steve Chipera, Elizabeth B. Ramp...
A prime reason for sending Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to Gale crater was orbital evidence of a transition from sulfate-poor sediments of a wet envi...
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Predicting Multi-component Mineral Compositions from Crystallographic Parameters Using Machine Learning for Spacecraft X-ray Diffraction Instruments
CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE PLANETARY SCIENCE MISSIONS AND INSTRUMENTS II POSTER
planetary sciences | 12 december 2023
Ahmed M Eleish, Shaunna M. Morrison, Feifei Pan, A...
A major challenge to applying predictive machine learning models to geophysical data is the need to identify multiple labels per observation and the d...
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A Decade of Mineralogical Discoveries in Gale Crater, Mars from the CheMin XRD Instrument.
EARTH AND PLANETARY SURFACE PROCESSES GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS II ONLINE POSTER DISCUSSION
earth and planetary surface processes | 15 december 2022
Valerie Tu, Elizabeth B. Rampe, Thomas Bristow, Mi...
Curiosity landed in Gale crater in August 2012 and has traversed ~28 km through sedimentary rocks that comprise the lower slopes of a ~5 km-high mound...
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