Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Juan Diego Carrillo Sanchez

(Postdoctoral researcher)

Juan Diego Carrillo Sanchez's Contact Card & Information.
Org Code: 675
Mail Code 675
Greenbelt, MD 20771


2008                     B.A. Chemical Engineering, School of Chemistry, University of Málaga (Spain)

2011                     Master's Degree in Astrophysics, Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands/University of La Laguna (Spain)

2012                     Specialization in Computing and Theory, Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands/University of La Laguna (Spain)

2017                     PhD in Planetary Atmospheres, University of Leeds (UK)


  • Asteroid CarrilloSanchez 30454 (2000 NK6) was named after him.

Selected Publications


2024. "Accretion of Meteoric Organic Matter at the Surface of Mars and Potential Production of Methane by Ultraviolet Radiation." The Planetary Science Journal 5 (7): 160 [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2024. "Radar observation of the new lambda -Sculptorid meteor shower." Astronomy & Astrophysics [10.1051/0004-6361/202450281] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "A novel methodology to estimate pre-atmospheric dynamical conditions of small meteoroids." Planetary and Space Science 105796 [10.1016/j.pss.2023.105796] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Solar Cycle and Long‐Term Trends in the Observed Peak of the Meteor Altitude Distributions by Meteor Radars." Geophysical Research Letters 50 (2): [10.1029/2022gl101953] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Martian Meteoric Mg + : Atmospheric Distribution and Variability From MAVEN/IUVS." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 128 (1): [10.1029/2022je007315] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Oxygen Ablation during Atmospheric Entry: Its Influence on the Isotopic Composition of Micrometeorites." The Astrophysical Journal 940 (1): 25 [10.3847/1538-4357/ac9059] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "A Modeling Study of the Seasonal, Latitudinal, and Temporal Distribution of the Meteoroid Mass Input at Mars: Constraining the Deposition of Meteoric Ablated Metals in the Upper Atmosphere." The Planetary Science Journal 3 (239): 29 [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Ablation Rates of Organic Compounds in Cosmic Dust and Resulting Changes in Mechanical Properties During Atmospheric Entry." Earth and Space Science 9 (4): [10.1029/2021ea001884] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The micrometeorite flux at Dome C (Antarctica), monitoring the accretion of extraterrestrial dust on Earth." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 560 116794 [10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116794] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "A Comparative Modeling Study of the Seasonal, Temporal, and Spatial Distribution of Meteoroids in the Upper Atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars." The Planetary Science Journal 1 (3): 59 [10.3847/psj/abba35] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Injection of meteoric phosphorus into planetary atmospheres." Planetary and Space Science 187 104926 [10.1016/j.pss.2020.104926] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Cosmic dust fluxes in the atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and Venus." Icarus 335 113395 [10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113395] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Ablation of Ni from micrometeoroids in the upper atmosphere: Experimental and computer simulations and implications for Fe ablation." Planetary and Space Science 179 104725 [10.1016/j.pss.2019.104725] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Modeling the Altitude Distribution of Meteor Head Echoes Observed with HPLA Radars: Implications for the Radar Detectability of Meteoroid Populations." The Astronomical Journal 157 (5): 179 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab0ec6] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "The Impact of Comet Siding Spring's Meteors on the Martian Atmosphere and Ionosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123 (10): 2613-2627 [10.1029/2018je005750] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Characterization of the Extraterrestrial Magnesium Source in the Atmosphere Using a Meteoric Ablation Simulator." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (15): 7765-7771 [10.1029/2018gl077427] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Meteoric Metal Chemistry in the Martian Atmosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123 (3): 695-707 [10.1002/2017je005510] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Impacts of Cosmic Dust on Planetary Atmospheres and Surfaces." Space Science Reviews 214 (1): 23 [10.1007/s11214-017-0458-1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "CO oxidation and O 2 removal on meteoric material in Venus’ atmosphere." Icarus 296 150-162 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.06.005] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Meteoric Smoke Deposition in the Polar Regions: A Comparison of Measurements With Global Atmospheric Models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (20): 11,112-11,130 [10.1002/2017jd027143] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Radar Detectability Studies of Slow and Small Zodiacal Dust Cloud Particles. III. The Role of Sodium and the Head Echo Size on the Probability of Detection." The Astrophysical Journal 843 (1): 1 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa775c] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Detection of a persistent meteoric metal layer in the Martian atmosphere." Nature Geoscience 10 (6): 401-404 [10.1038/ngeo2958] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Novel Experimental Simulations of the Atmospheric Injection of Meteoric Metals." The Astrophysical Journal 836 (2): 212 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa5c8f] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "ABLATION AND CHEMICAL ALTERATION OF COSMIC DUST PARTICLES DURING ENTRY INTO THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 227 (2): 15 [10.3847/0067-0049/227/2/15] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Sources of Cosmic Dust in the Earth's Atmosphere." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2016gl071697] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "RELICT OLIVINES IN MICROMETEORITES: PRECURSORS AND INTERACTIONS IN THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE." The Astrophysical Journal 831 (2): 197 [10.3847/0004-637x/831/2/197] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Uptake of acetylene on cosmic dust and production of benzene in Titan's atmosphere." Icarus 278 88-99 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.007] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "A novel instrument to measure differential ablation of meteorite samples and proxies: The Meteoric Ablation Simulator (MASI)." Review of Scientific Instruments 87 (9): 094504 [10.1063/1.4962751] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "On the size and velocity distribution of cosmic dust particles entering the 1 atmosphere." Geophys. Res. Lett (42): 6518–6525 [10.1002/2015GL065149] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "MAVEN IUVS observations of the aftermath of the Comet Siding Spring meteor shower on Mars." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (12): 4755-4761 [10.1002/2015gl063863] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Measurements of the vertical fluxes of atomic Fe and Na at the mesopause: Implications for the velocity of cosmic dust entering the atmosphere." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (1): 169-175 [10.1002/2014gl062390] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Strong E region ionization caused by the 1767 trail during the 2002 Leonids." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 119 (9): 7880-7888 [10.1002/2014ja020290] [Journal Article/Letter]