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Lizeth Magana

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Planetary Scientist
  • PhD, Physics
    2021, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • MS, Physics
    2018, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • BS, Physics
    2016, Emporia State University

Lizeth O. Magana joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a Post-Doctoral Lunar Fellow in 2022 after achieving a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). As a member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) team Magana investigates condesed volatiles at the lunar south pole. Magana additonally conducts laboratory investigations of the photometric and polarimetric response of various planetary regolith analogs. Previously Magana has  conducted LAMP in-flight calibration efforts and cometary investigations of Siding Spring. 

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2019-2021 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)
2018-2020 Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellow
2021 Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA)
2020 JPL Planetary Science Summer School (PSSS)