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Assistant Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, and (by courtesy) of Geophysics

Dr. Mathieu Lapôtre

Assistant Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences (2019-present) and (by courtesy) of Geophysics (2020-present); John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, Harvard University (2017-2019); PhD Geology, California Institute of Technology (2017); MS Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology (2014);  Diplôme d'Ingénieur (MS) Geophysical Engineering, Ecole & Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, France (2011);  MS Environmental Science & Engineering, Université de Strasbourg, France (2011); BS Geophysics, Université de Strasbourg, France (2009).

Prof. Lapôtre's research focuses on sediment transport, fluvial and eolian morphodynamics, fluid and erosion mechanics, applications of quantitative geomorphology and sedimentology to paleoenvironmental reconstuctions on Earth and other planetary bodies, planetary exploration, orbital and in situ geology, and VSWIR spectroscopy.