Dr. G. Jeffrey Taylor is an Emeritus research professor in the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at the University of Hawaiʻi. He has done extensive work on the mineralogy and chemistry of the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, with the aim of understanding the origin, differentiation, and evolution of the Solar System and the planets in it. Lunar research concentrates on the nature and formation of mare basalt magmas, the origin of igneous lithologies in the lunar highlands, and the bulk composition and thermal history of the Moon. He has published over 210 refereed articles. Dr. Taylor is also doing extensive research on potential lunar resources and exploration strategies, including the use of telerobotics in lunar exploration. He was a member of the science teams for the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer instrument on Mars Odyssey and for the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar mission, and is a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Blue Moon project run by Blue Origin, LLC. Since 1996 Dr. Taylor has written and produced with Linda Martel an online science magazine aimed at the general public, Planetary Science Research Discoveries (www.psrd.hawaii.edu).
Planetary Geology, Petrology, Igneous processes, ISRU
Ph.D., Rice University, 1970
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