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Timothy Glotch Associate Professor Geosciences College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

250 Earth and Space Sciences Bl

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-1168

Biography

Timothy Glotch’s broad research interests include understanding the role of water in shaping the surface of Mars in terms of both mineralogy and geomorphology and using vibrational spectroscopy to understand the composition of Mars and the Moon. He is the Principal Investigator of the $5.5 million Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) project, which is part of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

Education

  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • BA, Colgate University

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Infrared, NMR, and X-ray Characterization of the Dehydration and Dehydroxylation of Clay Minerals 2008-06-01T00:00:00 2012-05-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 297473 Closed
Analysis of Layered Terrains Near Mawrth Vallis: Comparison with Meridiani Planum 2007-07-13T00:00:00 2010-07-12T00:00:00 Space Science Institute Nonfederal 32907 Closed
This award was set up in error, see award 46542 2008-04-01T00:00:00 2009-03-31T00:00:00 NASA Washington Federal 0 Closed
Integrated Spectroscopy of Pyroxenes: Composition, Structure and Thermal History 2011-08-05T00:00:00 2013-08-04T00:00:00 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Nonfederal 26935 Closed
Geologic Characterization of Likely Chloride Salt Deposits on Mars 2008-04-01T00:00:00 2012-08-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 260081 Closed
MRI: Acquisition of Imaging Micro-FTIR and Imaging Micro-Raman Spectrometers in Support of Research at Stony Brook University 2010-02-01T00:00:00 2011-01-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 339771 Closed
Compositional Variability of the Lunar Surface from the Diviner Lunar Radiance Experiment and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera 2008-04-18T00:00:00 2012-04-05T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 347318 Closed
Laboratory and Remotely Sensed Spectroscopic Characterization of Chlorides 2012-11-01T00:00:00 2014-07-14T00:00:00 University of Washington Nonfederal 40026 Closed
Effects of Shock Metamorphism on Physllosilicate Spectroscopy 2010-06-30T00:00:00 2014-06-29T00:00:00 Planetary Science Institute Nonfederal 84631 Closed
Understanding the Formation and Evolution of Mixed-Origin Terrains in the Copernicus Lunar Quadrangle 2012-12-06T00:00:00 2014-12-05T00:00:00 US Geological Survey Federal 17363 Closed
Dehydrated and dehydroxylated clays on Mars: Assessment of post-depositional alteration of Martian sedimentary deposits 2012-06-01T00:00:00 2015-05-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 317687 Closed
Funds for Steven Jaret: Assessing the Role of Shock Metamorphism in Martian Chronology 2013-09-01T00:00:00 2016-08-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 90000 Closed
Pyroxene Spectroscopy: Composition Structure and Thermal History 2014-03-05T00:00:00 2016-09-30T00:00:00 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Nonfederal 59215 Closed
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (Phase E) 2011-06-15T00:00:00 2018-02-28T00:00:00 Regents of the University of California Nonfederal 596844 Approved
S&F: Vibrational Spectroscopy Lab 2011-12-01T00:00:00 2018-11-30T00:00:00 Campus SF Accounts Multiple Sponsors Nonsponsored 0 Approved
Third Party: Vibrational Spectroscopy Lab - 59772 2011-12-01T00:00:00 2018-06-30T00:00:00 Multi Funding Nonsponsored 36967.02 Approved
CAREER: Fundamental Measurements of Mineral Optical Properties and Theoretical Treatment of Light Scattering at Infrared Wavelengths 2012-06-15T00:00:00 2018-05-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 494241 Approved
Reflectance and Emission Spectroscopy (0.35-100 u.m) in a Simulated Lunar Environment 2013-05-10T00:00:00 2017-12-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 464790 On Hold
Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration 2013-12-03T00:00:00 2019-02-14T00:00:00 NASA Ames Research Center Federal 3603927 Approved
Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Study of Biosignature Preservation in Terrestrial Clay-rich Sediments: Implications of Martian Astrobiological Exploration 2014-06-04T00:00:00 2018-06-03T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 233144 Approved
Spectroscopy of Nanophase Materials 2014-07-08T00:00:00 2017-07-07T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 362000 Closed
Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program 2014-07-08T00:00:00 2018-07-07T00:00:00 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Nonfederal 117307 Approved
Spectrocopic and Geologic Analyses of Chloride Salt Deposits on Mars 2014-09-11T00:00:00 2018-09-10T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 187073 Approved
Spectroscopy of Salt-Bearing Mineral Assemblages 2015-08-01T00:00:00 2018-07-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 281501 Approved
Fellowship for Melinda Rucks: The Behavior of Ca-rich Plagioclase at Extreme Conditions: A Case Study of Tissintite and Implications for the Estimation of Shock Conditions 2016-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 75000 Approved
Radiative Transfer and Partial Least Squares Modeling of OTES and OVIRS Spectra in Support of the Asteroid Operational Phase of the OSIRIS-REx Mission 2017-12-01T00:00:00 2018-11-30T00:00:00 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Federal 150000 Approved

Publications

  1. Author Article Icarus The effect of high temperatures on the mid-to-far-infrared emission and near-infrared reflectance spectra of phyllosilicates and natural zeolites: Implications for martian exploration 2012 218 1 585 - 601
  2. Author Article Nature Geoscience Non-mare silicic volcanism on the lunar farside at Compton-Belkovich 2011 4 8 566 - 571
  3. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Midinfrared spectroscopy of synthetic olivines: Thermal emission, specular and diffuse reflectance, and attenuated total reflectance studies of forsterite to fayalite 2011 116
  4. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Investigation of the near-infrared spectral character of putative Martian chloride deposits 2011 116
  5. Author Article Geophysical Research Letters The Mairan domes: Silicic volcanic constructs on the Moon 2011 38 21
  6. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Spectroscopic study of the dehydration and/or dehydroxylation of phyllosilicate and zeolite minerals 2011 116
  7. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Stratigraphy of hydrated sulfates in the sedimentary deposits of Aram Chaos, Mars 2010 115
  8. Author Article Science Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon's South Polar Region 2010 330 6003 479 - 482
  9. Author Article Geophysical Research Letters Distribution and formation of chlorides and phyllosilicates in Terra Sirenum, Mars 2010 37 16
  10. Author Article Science Highly Silicic Compositions on the Moon 2010 329 5998 1510 - 1513
  11. Author Article Science Global Silicate Mineralogy of the Moon from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer 2010 329 5998 1507 - 1509
  12. Author Article Nature Geoscience Planetary science: Hidden martian carbonates 2010 3 11 745 - 746
  13. Author Article Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Spatial and alignment analyses for a field of small volcanic vents south of Pavonis Mons and implications for the Tharsis province, Mars 2009 185 1 96 - 102
  14. Author Article Icarus Mid-infrared reflectance spectra and optical constants of six iron oxide/oxyhydroxide phases 2009 204 2 663 - 671
  15. Author Article Icarus Discovery of jarosite within the Mawrth Vallis region of Mars: Implications for the geologic history of the region 2009 204 2 478 - 488
  16. Author Article American Mineralogist Spectroscopic characteristics of synthetic olivine: An integrated multi-wavelength and multi-technique approach 2009 94 7 883 - 898
  17. Author Article Science Chloride-Bearing Materials in the Southern Highlands of Mars 2008 319 5870 1651 - 1654
  18. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Hematite spherules at Meridiani: Results from MI, Mini-TES, and Pancam 2008 113
  19. Author Article Geology HiRISE imaging of impact megabreccia and sub-meter aqueous strata in Holden Crater, Mars 2008 36 3 195
  20. Author Article Physics and Chemistry of Minerals Thermal transformations of akagan?ite and lepidocrocite to hematite: assessment of possible precursors to Martian crystalline hematite 2008 35 10 569
  21. Author Article Icarus Mid-infrared (5-100 µm) reflectance spectra and optical constants of ten phyllosilicate minerals 2007 192 2 605 - 622
  22. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Evidence for aqueous deposition of hematite- and sulfate-rich light-toned layered deposits in Aureum and Iani Chaos, Mars 2007 112
  23. Author Article Science Two Years at Meridiani Planum: Results from the Opportunity Rover 2006 313 5792 1403 - 1407
  24. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Overview of the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover Mission to Meridiani Planum: Eagle Crater to Purgatory Ripple 2006 111
  25. Author Article Icarus Fresnel modeling of hematite crystal surfaces and application to martian hematite spherules 2006 181 2 408 - 418
  26. Author Article Nature Planetary science: Bedrock formation at Meridiani Planum 2006 443 7107
  27. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Determination and interpretation of surface and atmospheric Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer spectral end-members at the Meridiani Planum landing site 2006 111
  28. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Mineralogy of the light-toned outcrop at Meridiani Planum as seen by the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer and implications for its formation 2006 111
  29. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Geologic and mineralogic mapping of Aram Chaos: Evidence for a water-rich history 2005 110
  30. Author Article Earth and Planetary Science Letters Provenance and diagenesis of the evaporite-bearing Burns formation, Meridiani Planum, Mars 2005 240 1 95 - 121
  31. Author Article Journal of Geophysical Research Effect of precursor mineralogy on the thermal infrared emission spectra of hematite: Application to Martian hematite mineralization 2004 109
  32. Author Article Science Soils of Eagle Crater and Meridiani Planum at the Opportunity Rover Landing Site 2004 306 5702 1723 - 1726
  33. Author Article Science Mineralogy at Meridiani Planum from the Mini-TES Experiment on the Opportunity Rover 2004 306 5702 1733 - 1739

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 330 The Geology of Mars
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 496 Writing a Literature Review
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 530 The Geology of Mars
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 106 Planetary Geology
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 800 Summer Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 447 Senior Tutorial in Geology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 496 Writing a Literature Review
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 500 Geosciences Research Seminar
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 330 The Geology of Mars
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 459 Write Effectively in Geology
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 530 The Geology of Mars
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 800 Summer Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 102 The Earth
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 500 Geosciences Research Seminar
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 600 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 106 Planetary Geology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 800 Summer Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 447 Senior Tutorial in Geology
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 500 Geosciences Research Seminar
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 585 Directed Studies
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 604 Topics in Planetary Science
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 696 Geoscience Colloquium
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 697 Geoscience Seminar
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 102 The Earth
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 600 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 487 Senior Research in Geology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 599 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor GEO 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Honors

Type Description Year
Award NSF CAREER Award

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Colloquia Evidence for carbonate-magma interaction beneath Syrtis Major, Mars. Presented at Lunar and Planetary Institute Seminar Series 2012-07-06
Presentation/Paper at a conference Exact calculation of the scattering properties of olivine in a salt matrix: Application to Mars and Trojan asteroids, Lunar Planet. Sci. XLIII, abstract 2652. 2012-03-20
Presentation/Paper at a conference Observations of lunar swirls by the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment 2012-03-20
Lecture Seeing Infrared: Unlocking the Geology of Mars Through Temperature Lecture to the Astronomical Society of Long Island 2011-04-13
Presentation/Paper at a conference Micro-FTIR and micro-Raman spectroscopy of shocked basalts from Lonar Crater, India 2011 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2011-03-10
Colloquia Silicic Magmatism on the Moon: Insights from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Colloquium presentation to the Department of Geology, University of Toronto 2010-10-21
Lecture Organized Stony Brook's participation in First Annual International Observe the Moon Night, and presented a lecture on: New Results in Lunar Science from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft 2010-09-18
Presentation/Paper at a conference Diviner Observations of Lunar Swirls: Implications for Space Weathering 2010 NASA Lunar Science Forum 2010-07-22
Presentation/Paper at a conference Identification of Highly Silicic Features on the Moon. 2010 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2010-03-03
Presentation/Paper at a conference Local Scale Emissivity Variations on the Moon from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2009-12-16

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Outside Consulting Raman and infrared spectroscopy consultant for local tech company Applied DNA Sciences. 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer for 2 papers submitted to Icarus 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer for 2 papers submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research--Planets 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer for NASA Discovery Step 2 program to select $425M mission. 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Associate Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research--Planets 2011 - 2012
Referee Referee for 2 papers submitted to Spectroscopy Letters 2010 - 2011
Referee Referee for 2 papers submitted to the journal Icarus. 2010 - 2011
Referee Referee for 2 papers submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research 2010 - 2011
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Reviewer for NASA Postdoctoral Program applications 2010 - 2011
Referee Referee for one paper submitted to the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2009 - 2010
Referee Referee for one paper submitted to the Journal Of Geophysical Research--Planets 2009 - 2010
Referee Referee for three papers submitted to the journal Icarus 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Panel member for NASA DAWN at Vesta Participating Scientist program review panel 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Panel member for NASA Lunar Advanced Science and Exploration Research program review panel 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Panel member for NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics program review panel 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
College/University Committee Member of selection committee for Undergraduate Recognition Awards 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Represented Geosciences at Admitted Students Day 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Represented Geosciences at The Major Event 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Geosciences library committee chair 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Undergraduate advisor for all Geology majors 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Represented Geosciences at Admitted Students Day 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Represented Geosciences at The Major Event 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Geosciences library committee chair 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Member of selection committee for Undergraduate Recognition Awards 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Undergraduate advisor for all Geology majors 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Geosciences library committee chair 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Undergraduate advisor for all Geology majors 2009 - 2010
Other Represented Geosciences at Admitted Students Day 2009 - 2010
Other Represented Geosciences at The Major Event 2009 - 2010