Dr. Marek Locmelis
Dr. Marek Locmelis

GGPE Faculty Receives NASA Grant

Congratulations to Geology & Geophysics Assistant Professor Dr. Marek Locmelis who has been awarded a prestigious NASA-EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development grant. The purpose of the NASA EPSCoR-Missouri program is to improve NASA related research capabilities within the state of Missouri. Dr. Locmelis will develop the research infrastructure that is required for advanced geo-chemical studies of meteorites by laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry  (LA-ICP-MS) at Missouri S&T. The grant will furthermore support Austin Siedleck’s Masters’ thesis research on the sulfur cycles of Mars and Vesta.