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RESEARCH

Sushil Atreya's research is highly interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional scientific disciplines. His major areas of expertise are: origin and evolution of planetary and satellite atmospheres; solar system formation, photochemistry, electrochemistry, planetary thermodynamics; astrobiology; modeling and observational studies of comparative composition and structure of planetary atmospheres; development of future planetary exploration mission concepts, especially entry probes to the giant planets; and education and public outreach. Specifics are listed under Research Expertise, Major Professional Activities, and Publications. Please visit the Planetary Science Laboratory (PSL) homepage for highlights of current research projects.


RESEARCH EXPERTISE

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

A sampling of Sushil Atreya's significant research contributions:
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Solar System Exploration Missions Co-Investigator and Science Team Member
Sushil Atreya has played a key role on a number of planetary spacecraft missions of the US, Europe, Japan and the former Soviet Union, in several cases starting from concept development to their fruition. He has been a staunch advocate of entry probe missions to the giant planets. A select list of Sushil Atreya's involvement in missions is given below.


Guest Observer/Investigator on ISO, HST, Spitzer, IRTF, CFHT, IUE, VLA, and OAO/Copernicus: various years since 1975.


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