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Romy Hanna


Dept of Geological Sciences/Jackson School of Geosciences

I am a Research Scientist at the High Resolution X-ray CT facility in the Jackson School of Geosciences. I obtained a B.S. degree in Geophysics from UT in 1999. For the next few years I worked as a software developer and then returned to school for an M.S. in Geology and Geophysics (Planetary Geology) in 2006 at the University of Hawaii. For my thesis I used thermal infrared spectroscopy (Mars Global Surveyor TES and Mars Odyssey THEMIS) along with visible images and topographic data to determine the mineralogy and geologic setting of an intracrater deposit in Amazonis Planitia, Mars. At the High Resolution X-ray CT facility, we have scanned and analyzed several meteorites and terrestrial impactites and are currently collaborating on an ordinary chondrite study with Mike Zolensky at JSC. I am also investigating VNIR/TIR spectroscopic studies that might benefit from the application of 3D X-ray CT, possibly as a dissertation topic.