Mariek Schmidt

SchmidtAssistant Prof at Brock University

Volcanologist and igneous petrologist with research interests that span both Earth and Mars.

Research is 50-50 split between the two planets:

  • Earth-based research focuses on the histories of volcanic fields in Oregon and New Mexico
  • Mars-based research on Martian meteorites and rover landing sites (Gusev and Gale Craters)

Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Lab (MSL) mission and a member of the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument team.