Dr. Shuai Li
Planetary geology, spectroscopy, volcanology, space weathering, and remote sensing
Ph.D., Brown University, 2016
+1 808 956 3160


My research of interest focuses on two different fields. I am interested in water and its associated processes on airless rocky bodies. Water on these bodies is one of the essential components that can preserve its source characteristics. The retention and distribution of such water can help to reveal surface processes possibly associated with the solar wind implantation, impacting of meteorites, comets, and interplanetary dusts, and even the interior degassing. The retained water may react with rocks on those airless bodies even under extremely low hydration conditions, such as on the Moon. The identified water can be important in situ resources for future exploration of space. Water also represents one of the basic prerequisites to evolve and sustain life. I am also interested in the non-icy components on icy bodies in the outer solar system. Those non-icy components provide clues about surface processes and possible connections between the surface and the interior. My studies in these two fields aim to improve our knowledge about the formation and evolution of the solar system.

Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
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