Dr. David P. O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist

Planetary Science Institute
1700 E. Ft. Lowell, Suite 106
Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: +1 520 547 3977
E-mail: obrien@psi-dot-edu

Research Interests:
Planet formation, water delivery, and the evolution of the early Solar System
Collisional and dynamical evolution of asteroids and trans-Neptunian bodies
Thermal modeling of geophysical phenomena
Icy satellite geophysics

Mission Involvement:
Dawn Mission

Honors and Awards:
Asteroid (21774) O'Brien
NASA Fellowship for Early Career Researchers (2006)
Poincare Fellowship, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France (2005)
NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship (2000-2003)
Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, University of Arizona Planetary Sciences Department (Fall 2002)

Ph.D. in Planetary Science at the University of Arizona, 2004
B.S. in Applied Physics at Cornell University, 1998

Curriculum Vitae:

Publications and Abstracts on ADS
Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Last modified May 27, 2021