Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Alexander Anatolevich Pavlov


Alexander Anatolevich Pavlov's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.5945
Org Code: 699
Mail Code 699
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Space Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt Maryland

February 2009 - Present




St. Petersburg State Technical University, B.S. (Physics) 1994

St. Petersburg State Technical University, M.S. (Space Physics) 1996

Pennsylvania State University, M.S. (Atmospheric Science) 2001

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (Geosciences) 2001



2014. "Volatile and Organic Compositions of Sedimentary Rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars." Science 343 6169 [doi:10.1126/science.1245267] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Abundances and Implications of Volatile-bearing Species from Evolved Gas Analysis of the Rocknest Aeolian Deposit, Gale Crater, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119 237-254 [10.1002/2013JE004493] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Evidence for perchlorates and the origin of chlorinated hydrocarbons detected by SAM at the Rocknest aeolian deposit in Gale Crater." J. Geophys. Res. 118 1955 – 1973 [10.1002/jgre.20144] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Evidence for Perchlorates and the Origin of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Detected by SAM at the Rocknest Aeolian Deposit in Gale Crater." J. Geophys. Res. 118 1955-1973. [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Reduction in Haze Formation Rate on Prebiotic Earth in the Presence of Hydrogen." Astrobiology 9 447 - 453 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Organic Haze on Titan and the Early Earth." Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 103 18035 - 18042 [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Catastrophic ozone loss during passage of the Solar system through an interstellar cloud. ." Geophysical Research Letters 32 [10.1029/2004GL021601] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Chemical Composition of Titan's Haze: Are PAH's present?." Geophysical Research Letters 31 L17S08 [doi:10.1029/2004GL019859] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Haze Aerosols in the Atmosphere of Early Earth: Manna from Heaven." Astrobiology 4 409 - 419 [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "New insights into Archean sulfur cycle from mass-independent sulfur isotope records from the Hamersley Basin, Australia." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 213 (1-2): 15-30 [10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00295-4] [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Organic haze in Earth’s early atmosphere: Source of low-13C Late Archean kerogens?." Geology 29 1003-1006 [Journal Article/Letter]