Prof. Sushil Atreya

Prof. Sushil Atreya

系所:Universiy of Michigan
專長 : Planetary and Space Science
分機 : (734) 936-0489
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Office: 1531 SRB
Phone: (734) 936-0489
Fax: (734) 936-0503


Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan

M.S., Physics, Yale University

B.Sc./M.Sc., Physics, Chemistry & Math, University of Rajasthan



Planetary and Space Science

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Solar system formation, origin and evolution of planetary and satellite atmospheres, extrasolar planets
  • Photochemistry, electrochemistry, astrobiology, cloud processes
  • Comparative composition and structure of planetary and satellite atmospheres through numerical modeling and observational studies
  • Development of future planetary exploration mission concepts

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected for "pioneering contributions to planetary atmosphere structure, mixing, and gas chemistry throughout the solar system." 
  • Academician, International Academy of Astronautics
  • University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
  • University of Michigan, College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award
  • NASA Awards, Exceptional Science Contributions to the Voyager Project, and Scientific Achievement Awards on Galileo Orbiter and Probe Missions
  • Author, Atmospheres and Ionospheres of the Outer Planets and their Satellites, Springer-Verlag, New York — Berlin
  • Editor, Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres, University of Arizona Space Science Series
  • Editor of two additional books on planetary science
  • Published 16 book chapters and over 140 refereed research articles in planetary and space science
  • On Science and Experiment Teams of:
    • Mars Science Laboratory (MSL): Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM Suite) GCMS and Tunable Laser Spectrometer. Also a Science Lead of SAM EPO Program
    • Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan (GCMS)
    • Juno — Jupiter Polar Orbiter
    • Venus Express. Also, Deputy USA Lead Scientist
    • Mars Express Planetary Fourier Spectrometer
    • Galileo Orbiter, and Probe Mass Spectrometer
    • Voyager Missions to the Giant Planets (UV Spectrometer)
    • Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
    • Nozomi/ Mars Neutral Mass Spectrometer

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, NASA Venus Exploratin Analysis Group (VEXAG)
  • Steering Committee, NASA Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG)
  • National Academy of Sciences Committee on Assessment of Solar System Exploration-CASSE (Congressionally mandated)
  • Editor, Special Issues of Planetary and Space Science
  • Associate Editor, MARS — The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration