ExPeRT: Experimental Petrology Rice Team


Under the direction of principal investigator Rajdeep Dasgupta at Rice University's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, we investigate the formation and evolution of Earth and other rocky planetary bodies and how the interior processes influence the surface chemistry and habitability. The primary approach of our research is laboratory experiments and geochemical analyses but we also use thermodynamic and other modeling approach.

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September 20, 2018

ExPeRT is leading a multi-institution, interdisciplinary research project on planetary habitability, funded by NASA. The new research team is also part of NASA’s NExSS research coordination network. Read Rice University’s news release here.