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Joel Hurowitz Assistant Professor Geosciences College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

208 Earth and Space Sciences Bl

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-5355

Biography

Joel Hurowitz is a geochemist and planetary scientist working at the forefront of the exploration of Mars. Specializing in understanding the processes of sedimentary rock formation and evolution, he has worked extensively on the ongoing Mars Exploration Rover mission. Recently, he became the Deputy Principal Investigator for the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), which measures the chemical composition of rocks and minerals and selected by NASA to fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission.

Education

  • PhD and MSc, Stony Brook University
  • BSc, State University of New York at Albany

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Micro XRF Chemical Analysis for In Situ Planetary Exploration 2013-08-06T00:00:00 2014-03-03T00:00:00 Jpl Caltech Nonfederal 20357 Closed
Clay-Bearing Assemblages from Alteration of Synthetic Martian Basalt: An Experimental Study 2013-09-03T00:00:00 2014-09-28T00:00:00 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nonfederal 38500 Closed
Clay-Bearing Assemblages from Alteration of Synthetic Martian Basalt: An Experimental Study 2013-09-04T00:00:00 2014-09-03T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 49084 Closed
The Geochemistry & Habitability of Martian Aquifers 2013-09-04T00:00:00 2017-09-03T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 324060 Approved
An Investigation into Transitions in Clay Mineral Chemistry on Mars 2013-09-04T00:00:00 2016-08-30T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 37888 Closed
Related Work to the PIXL - Planetary Instrument for X-Ray Lithochemistry Project 2015-07-15T00:00:00 2018-09-30T00:00:00 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nonfederal 140000 Approved
Fellowship for Michael Thorpe: Tracing the Evolution of Clastic Basaltic Sediment from Deposition to Lithification 2015-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 101542 Approved
Tracing Source-To-Sink Variations in the Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Sediments in Terrestrial Basaltic Watersheds 2016-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 153892 Approved

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 403 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 463 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 496 Writing a Literature Review
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 403 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 463 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 543 Stratigraphy
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 563 Stratigraphy Laboratory
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 600 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 104 Global effects/nat. disasters
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 104 Global effects/nat. disasters
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 104 Global effects/nat. disasters
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 104 Global effects/nat. disasters
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 600 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science