Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Brief Bio

My main research interests are planetary exploration and astrobiology, the search for the origins, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.

Specifically, I seek to understand whether oceans on other worlds harbor life by simulating their physics and chemistry, through laboratory and field studies of similar places on Earth where microbial life thrives, and by developing future space missions to explore these ocean worlds.


Assistant Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Univ. Maryland College Park - Greenbelt, MD

December 2018 - Present

Carrying out research and instrument/mission development for ocean worlds astrobiology.

NASA Postdoctoral Management Program Fellow

NASA Headquarters / Universities Space Research Association - Washington DC

May 2017 - November 2018

  • Helped infuse astrobiology research into NASA missions.
  • Managed funding programs from NASA’s Astrobiology portfolio.
  • Pursued independent research in icy world habitability and exoplanet carbon cycling.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State Univ. - Tempe, AZ

February 2016 - April 2017

  • Coupled tidal, geophysical, and geochemical processes in icy world evolution models.
  • Led concept maturation of plume sample return mission from icy moon Enceladus.


2011-2015 PhD, Astrophysics, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Dissertation: “Hydrothermal Habitats: Measurements of Bulk Microbial Elemental Composition, and Models of Hydrothermal Influences on the Evolution of Dwarf Planets.” Advisors: Drs. Steve Desch & Ariel Anbar.

2010-2011 MS, Astrophysics-Space Sciences-Planetology, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Thesis: “Evolution and Role of Minerals in Primordial Planetary Environments.” Advisor: Dr. Steve Benner.

2007-2011 MS, Aerospace Engineering, Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse
Major: Space Sciences. Selective 3-year “Supaero” program.

2005-2007 Preparation in physics, chemistry, and math for entrance exams to top French engineering schools, Lycée Stanislas, Paris, France

Professional Service

2020-2022 Served on Ocean Worlds & Dwarf Planets panel of the National Academies' 2023-2032 Planetary Science & Astrobiology Decadal Survey.

2016-2017 Helped draft a Roadmap to Ocean Worlds in response to Congress’ direction to NASA. Theme team lead: “Understand how life might exist within ocean worlds and search for life.” Organized in-person meeting in Tempe, AZ.

Conference Organization & Session Chairing

  • 2022 Future of the Search for Life workshop co-chair.
  • 2021 Proposal Writing Retreat co-organizer for the Astrobiology Graduate Conference.
  • 2020 "Ocean Worlds: A Long Swim Off a Deep Core" and "Protoplanetary Disk Evolution", 51st Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX [conference cancelled].
  • 2019 “Origins and Evolution Pathways of Organics in Ocean Worlds”, Astrobiology Science Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • 2018 Ocean Worlds 3 co-organizer, Houston, TX, USA.
  • 2017 “Assessing Ceres' Past and Present Habitability”, Astrobiology Science Conference, Mesa, AZ.
  • 2017 “Ceres Surface and Interior Processes”, Joint 48th Division of Planetary Sciences/11th European Planetary Science Congress, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • 2016 Astrobiology Graduate Conference co-organizer, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • 2016 “Chemistry of the outer solar system”, 26th Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan.

Peer Reviewer: Astrobiology, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Geophysical Research Letters, Icarus, Journal of Geophysical Research, Life, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Minerals, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nature Astronomy, Nature Communications, Nature Geoscience, Planetary Science Journal, Planetary & Space Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Scientific Reports, Space Science Reviews, and a book chapter.

NASA Review Panels as Group Chief, Panelist, Executive Secretary, and External Reviewer.

Reviewer for American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology, and for French National Research Agency.

Professional Societies

American Astronomical Society

2014 - Present

American Geophysical Union

2012 - Present

NASA Academy Alumni Association

2009 - Present

Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace Alumni Association

2008 - Present


  • 2020 Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement
  • 2018 US Antarctica Service Medal
  • 2017 NASA Postdoctoral Management Program Fellowship
  • 2016 NASA Early Career Fellowship
  • 2015, 2014 Graduate Excellence Award, ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • 2014 Ultra-Disciplinary Student Award, ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration
  • 2014 Career Development Award, Lunar & Planetary Institute
  • 2013 Outstanding Student Poster Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2013 David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship, American Geophysical Union
  • 2011 3rd Mayoux-Dauriac Aeronautics Prize, Inst. Sup. Aéronautique & Espace Alumni Association
  • 2011 University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University
  • 2011 Vocation Prize, French Aerospace Society [3AF] Space Exploration & Observation Section
  • 2009 John Mather Nobel Scholarship

Other Professional Information

2011-2015 Graduate Research Assistant, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State U.
Modeled thermal and geochemical evolution of icy worlds to inform spacecraft missions.
Studied elemental composition of microbial communities from extreme hot springs.

2011 Intern, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, FL
Performed experiments combining organic chemistry, astrochemistry, and planetary science to study the processing of prebiotic materials in the presence of minerals.

2010 Research Assistant, CNES – French Space Agency, Toulouse, France
Reviewed and tested techniques to detect organic contaminants onboard spacecrafts.

2009 Research Assistant, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Developed a bench top radiometer for mapping trace gases on Mars.

2008 Intern, Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse, France
Created spacecraft mechanical parts database.

Special Experience

2019-20 Planetary Science Winter School, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
2018 NSF Antarctic Biology Training Program, McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
2016 NExSS Exoplanet/Astrobiology Winter School, Biosphere 2, Arizona.
2014 Planetary Science Summer School, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
2014 Josep Comas i Solà International Summer School in Astrobiology, Santander, Spain.
2012 Nordic-NASA Astrobiology Summer School, Iceland.
2009 NASA Academy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
2008 Star tracker development for European Space Agency student Earth/Moon orbiters.

Teaching Experience

Since 2020 Mentor/Advisor of junior researchers:

  • 2021: PhD Dissertation Committee member for Ryan Felton (Catholic Univ. of America) on carbon cycling aspects of his work.
  • 2020-2021: Mariam Naseem on ice shell composition project.
  • 2020-2021: Undergraduate student Taylor Bartlow on exoplanet carbon outgassing project.
  • Spring 2020: High school student Sarah Doney for STEM Capstone project titled: "Modeling and predicting the growth of deep sea saltwater mussels on Jupiter's moon Europa".

Guest Lecturer

  • 2022 Chemistry in Space class, Hamilton College: "Chemistry and habitability of Europa and Enceladus".
  • 2016 Exploring Ocean Worlds class, ASU.: "Enceladus Sample Return".

2011-2012 Teaching Assistant, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Taught innovative online class, Habitable Worlds, for non-science majors:

  • Designed learning software bringing to life concepts otherwise static in textbook pages.
  • Developed, tested, and improved undergraduate course content for three semesters.
  • Built class project, putting students in the shoes of scientists to find habitable worlds.
  • Guided students; discussed trending science topics in live video sessions.

Selected Public Outreach

Conference Mentor

2016 - Present

  • Mentor of (a) postdoc presenter and (b) undergraduate student, AGU Fall Meeting, 2017.
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award judge, AGU Fall Meeting, 2017.
  • Meeting mentor to community college student, Astrobiology Science Conference, 2017.
  • Dwornik student award judge, 47th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, 2016.

Science Fair Judge

2016 - Present

Science Consultant

2017 - Present

  • The Sea in the Sky fictional podcast by Jackson Musker, available on Audible
  • Exploring the Ocean Worlds of Our Solar System by Bernard Hénin, published by Springer


2015 - 2018

  • Fostered communication & outreach with community of 2000+ astrobiologists via (Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network).

Science Panelist, Phoenix ComiCon

2013 - 2016

  • Engaged with a science-enthusiastic public via cross-disciplinary panels “Future Solar System Exploration”, “Evolution Off the Rails”, and “Exoplanet Survivor”.

Earth & Space Open House Volunteer, School of Earth & Space Exploration, ASU

2011 - 2015

  • Coordinated monthly public telescope viewing and astrobiology outreach activities.
  • 2015: keynote talk, “Hunting for life in the solar system”.

NASA FameLab

2014 - 2014

Freelance Writer,

2009 - 2010

  • Wrote astrobiology articles for the public.



Nimmo, F., M. Neveu, and C. Howett. 2023. Origin and Evolution of Enceladus’s Tidal Dissipation Space Science Reviews 219 (7): 57 [10.1007/s11214-023-01007-4]

Naseem, M., M. Neveu, S. Howell, et al. E. Lesage, M. Melwani Daswani, and S. D. Vance. 2023. Salt Distribution from Freezing Intrusions in Ice Shells on Ocean Worlds: Application to Europa The Planetary Science Journal 4 (9): 181 [10.3847/psj/ace5a2]

Davila, A., T. Hoehler, N. Parenteau, et al. M. Neveu, S. Shkolyar, D. J. Des Marais, S. L. Cady, A. Rios, G. Lau, L. Jahnke, S. Perl, J. L. Eigenbrode, A. Pohorille, and R. Quinn. 2023. Life Detection Knowledge Base: Taxonomy of Potential Biosignatures Astrobiology

Castillo‐Rogez, J., B. Weiss, C. Beddingfield, et al. J. Biersteker, R. Cartwright, A. Goode, M. Melwani Daswani, and M. Neveu. 2022. Compositions and Interior Structures of the Large Moons of Uranus and Implications for Future Spacecraft Observations Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 128 (1): [10.1029/2022je007432]

Noviello, J. L., S. J. Desch, M. Neveu, B. C. Proudfoot, and S. Sonnett. 2022. Let It Go: Geophysically Driven Ejection of the Haumea Family Members The Planetary Science Journal 3 (9): 225 [10.3847/psj/ac8e03]

Neveu, M., R. F. Coker, R. D. Lorenz, et al. S. M. MacKenzie, J. I. Lunine, and A. F. Davila. 2022. Planetary Protection Assessment of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG)–Powered Landed Missions to Ocean Worlds: Application to Enceladus Astrobiology 22 (9): [10.1089/ast.2020.2432]

Theiling, B. P., L. Chou, V. D. Poian, et al. M. Battler, K. Raimalwala, R. Arevalo, M. Neveu, Z. Ni, H. Graham, J. Elsila, and B. Thompson. 2022. Science Autonomy for Ocean Worlds Astrobiology: A Perspective Astrobiology [10.1089/ast.2021.0062]

Lisse, C. M., G. R. Gladstone, L. A. Young, et al. D. P. Cruikshank, S. A. Sandford, B. Schmitt, S. A. Stern, H. A. Weaver, O. Umurhan, Y. J. Pendleton, J. T. Keane, J. M. Parker, R. P. Binzel, A. M. Earle, M. Horanyi, M. El-Maarry, A. F. Cheng, J. M. Moore, W. B. McKinnon, W. M. Grundy, J. J. Kavelaars, I. R. Linscott, W. Lyra, B. L. Lewis, D. T. Britt, J. R. Spencer, C. B. Olkin, R. L. McNutt, H. A. Elliott, N. Dello-Russo, J. K. Steckloff, M. Neveu, and O. Mousis. 2022. A Predicted Dearth of Majority Hypervolatile Ices in Oort Cloud Comets The Planetary Science Journal 3 (5): 112 [10.3847/psj/ac6097]

MacKenzie, S. M., M. Neveu, A. Davila, et al. J. I. Lunine, M. Cable, C. M. Phillips-Lander, J. L. Eigenbrode, J. H. Waite, K. L. Craft, J. D. Hofgartner, C. P. McKay, C. R. Glein, D. Burton, S. P. Kounaves, R. A. Mathies, S. D. Vance, M. J. Malaska, R. Gold, C. R. German, K. M. Soderlund, P. Willis, C. Freissinet, A. S. McEwen, J. R. Brucato, J.-P. P. de Vera, T. M. Hoehler, and J. Heldmann. 2022. Science Objectives for Flagship-class mission concepts for the search for evidence of life at Enceladus Astrobiology [10.1089/ast.2020.2425]

Castillo-Rogez, J., M. Neveu, V. Vinogradoff, et al. K. E. Miller, M. M. Sori, F. Tosi, B. Schmidt, J. E. Scully, M. Melwani Daswani, K. Hughson, H. McSween, C. De Sanctis, L. Quick, A. Ermakov, G. Thangjam, K. Otto, K. Krohn, P. Schenk, A. Nathues, and C. Raymond. 2022. Science Drivers for the Future Exploration of Ceres: From Solar System Evolution to Ocean World Science The Planetary Science Journal 3 (3): 64 [10.3847/psj/ac502b]

Green, J., T. Hoehler, M. Neveu, et al. S. Domagal-Goldman, D. Scalice, and M. Voytek. 2021. Call for a framework for reporting evidence for life beyond Earth Nature 598 (7882): 575-579 [10.1038/s41586-021-03804-9]

Vernazza, P., M. Ferrais, L. Jorda, et al. J. Hanuš, B. Carry, M. Marsset, M. Brož, R. Fetick, M. Viikinkoski, F. Marchis, F. Vachier, A. Drouard, T. Fusco, M. Birlan, E. Podlewska-Gaca, N. Rambaux, M. Neveu, P. Bartczak, G. Dudziński, E. Jehin, P. Beck, J. Berthier, J. Castillo-Rogez, F. Cipriani, F. Colas, C. Dumas, J. Ďurech, J. Grice, M. Kaasalainen, A. Kryszczynska, P. Lamy, H. Le Coroller, A. Marciniak, T. Michalowski, P. Michel, T. Santana-Ros, P. Tanga, A. Vigan, O. Witasse, B. Yang, P. Antonini, M. Audejean, P. Aurard, R. Behrend, Z. Benkhaldoun, J. M. Bosch, A. Chapman, L. Dalmon, S. Fauvaud, H. Hamanowa, H. Hamanowa, J. His, A. Jones, D.-H. Kim, M.-J. Kim, J. Krajewski, O. Labrevoir, A. Leroy, F. Livet, D. Molina, R. Montaigut, J. Oey, N. Payre, V. Reddy, P. Sabin, A. G. Sanchez, and L. Socha. 2021. VLT/SPHERE imaging survey of the largest main-belt asteroids: Final results and synthesis Astronomy & Astrophysics 654 A56 [10.1051/0004-6361/202141781]

Cable, M. L., C. Porco, C. R. Glein, et al. C. R. German, S. M. MacKenzie, M. Neveu, T. M. Hoehler, A. E. Hofmann, A. R. Hendrix, J. Eigenbrode, F. Postberg, L. J. Spilker, A. McEwen, N. Khawaja, J. Hunter Waite, P. Wurz, J. Helbert, A. Anbar, J.-P. de Vera, and J. Núñez. 2021. The Science Case for a Return to Enceladus The Planetary Science Journal 2 (4): 132 [10.3847/psj/abfb7a]

Canup, R. M., K. M. Kratter, and M. Neveu. 2021. On the Origin of the Pluto System The Pluto System After New Horizons 475-506 [10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816540945-ch021]

Cartwright, R. J., C. B. Beddingfield, T. A. Nordheim, et al. C. M. Elder, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, M. Neveu, A. M. Bramson, M. M. Sori, B. J. Buratti, R. T. Pappalardo, J. E. Roser, I. J. Cohen, E. J. Leonard, A. I. Ermakov, M. R. Showalter, W. M. Grundy, E. P. Turtle, and M. D. Hofstadter. 2021. The Science Case for Spacecraft Exploration of the Uranian Satellites: Candidate Ocean Worlds in an Ice Giant System The Planetary Science Journal 2 (3): 120 [10.3847/psj/abfe12]

Carry, B., P. Vernazza, F. Vachier, et al. M. Neveu, J. Berthier, J. Hanus, M. Ferrais, L. Jorda, and Al. 2021. Evidence for differentiation of the most primitive small bodies Astronomy & Astrophysics [10.1051/0004-6361/202140342]

MacKenzie, S. M., M. Neveu, A. F. Davila, et al. J. I. Lunine, K. L. Craft, M. L. Cable, C. M. Phillips-Lander, J. D. Hofgartner, J. L. Eigenbrode, J. H. Waite, C. R. Glein, R. Gold, P. J. Greenauer, K. Kirby, C. Bradburne, S. P. Kounaves, M. J. Malaska, F. Postberg, G. W. Patterson, C. Porco, J. I. Núñez, C. German, J. A. Huber, C. P. McKay, J.-P. de Vera, J. R. Brucato, and L. J. Spilker. 2021. The Enceladus Orbilander Mission Concept: Balancing Return and Resources in the Search for Life The Planetary Science Journal 2 (2): 77 [10.3847/psj/abe4da]

Renaud, J. P., W. G. Henning, P. Saxena, et al. M. Neveu, A. Bagheri, A. Mandell, and T. Hurford. 2021. Tidal Dissipation in Dual-body, Highly Eccentric, and Nonsynchronously Rotating Systems: Applications to Pluto–Charon and the Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1e The Planetary Science Journal 2 (1): 4 [10.3847/psj/abc0f3]

Lisse, C., L. Young, D. Cruikshank, et al. S. Sandford, B. Schmitt, S. Stern, H. Weaver, O. Umurhan, Y. Pendleton, J. Keane, G. Gladstone, J. Parker, R. Binzel, A. Earle, M. Horanyi, M. El-Maarry, A. Cheng, J. Moore, W. McKinnon, W. Grundy, J. Kavelaars, I. Linscott, W. Lyra, B. Lewis, D. Britt, J. Spencer, C. Olkin, R. McNutt, H. Elliott, N. Dello-Russo, J. Steckloff, M. Neveu, and O. Mousis. 2020. On the origin & thermal stability of Arrokoth's and Pluto's ices Icarus 114072 [10.1016/j.icarus.2020.114072]

Neveu, M., A. D. Anbar, A. F. Davila, et al. D. P. Glavin, S. M. MacKenzie, C. M. Phillips-Lander, B. Sherwood, Y. Takano, P. Williams, and H. Yano. 2020. Returning Samples From Enceladus for Life Detection Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 7 26 [10.3389/fspas.2020.00026]

Neveu, M., C. H. House, and S. T. Wieman. 2020. Phoebe's carbon isotope composition as evidence for self-shielding in the solar nebula Icarus 345 113714 [10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113714]

Cable, M. L., M. Neveu, H.-W. Hsu, and T. M. Hoehler. 2020. Enceladus Planetary Astrobiology 217-246 [10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816540068-ch009]

Castillo-Rogez, J. C., M. Neveu, J. E. Scully, et al. C. H. House, L. C. Quick, A. Bouquet, K. Miller, M. Bland, M. C. De Sanctis, A. Ermakov, A. R. Hendrix, T. H. Prettyman, C. A. Raymond, C. T. Russell, B. E. Sherwood, and E. Young. 2020. Ceres: Astrobiological Target and Possible Ocean World Astrobiology 20 269-291 [10.1089/ast.2018.1999]

Neveu, M., and P. Vernazza. 2019. IDP-like Asteroids Formed Later than 5 Myr After Ca–Al-rich Inclusions The Astrophysical Journal 875 (1): 30 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab0d87]

Neveu, M., and A. R. Rhoden. 2019. Evolution of Saturn’s mid-sized moons Nature Astronomy 3 (6): 543-552 [10.1038/s41550-019-0726-y]

Hendrix, A. R., T. A. Hurford, L. M. Barge, et al. M. T. Bland, J. S. Bowman, W. Brinckerhoff, B. J. Buratti, M. L. Cable, J. Castillo-Rogez, G. C. Collins, S. Diniega, C. R. German, A. G. Hayes, T. Hoehler, S. Hosseini, C. J. Howett, A. S. McEwen, C. D. Neish, M. Neveu, T. A. Nordheim, G. W. Patterson, D. A. Patthoff, C. Phillips, A. Rhoden, B. E. Schmidt, K. N. Singer, J. M. Soderblom, and S. D. Vance. 2019. The NASA Roadmap to Ocean Worlds Astrobiology 19 (1): 1-27 [10.1089/ast.2018.1955]

Neveu, M., L. E. Hays, M. A. Voytek, M. H. New, and M. D. Schulte. 2018. The Ladder of Life Detection Astrobiology 18 (11): 1375-1402 [10.1089/ast.2017.1773]

Castillo-Rogez, J., M. Neveu, H. Y. McSween, et al. R. R. Fu, M. J. Toplis, and T. Prettyman. 2018. Insights into Ceres's evolution from surface composition Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53 (9): 1820-1843 [10.1111/maps.13181]

Stelmach, K. B., M. Neveu, T. J. Vick-Majors, et al. R. L. Mickol, L. Chou, K. D. Webster, M. Tilley, F. Zacchei, C. Escudero, C. L. Flores Martinez, A. Labrado, and E. J. Fernández. 2018. Secondary Electrons as an Energy Source for Life Astrobiology 18 (1): 73-85 [10.1089/ast.2016.1510]

Neveu, M., and A. Rhoden. 2017. The origin and evolution of a differentiated Mimas Icarus 296 183-196 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.06.011]

Scully, J. E., D. L. Buczkowski, N. Schmedemann, et al. C. A. Raymond, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, S. D. King, M. T. Bland, A. I. Ermakov, D. P. O'Brien, S. Marchi, A. Longobardo, C. T. Russell, R. R. Fu, and M. Neveu. 2017. Evidence for the Interior Evolution of Ceres from Geologic Analysis of Fractures Geophysical Research Letters 44 (19): 9564-9572 [10.1002/2017gl075086]

Neveu, M., S. J. Desch, and J. C. Castillo-Rogez. 2017. Aqueous geochemistry in icy world interiors: Equilibrium fluid, rock, and gas compositions, and fate of antifreezes and radionuclides Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 212 324-371 [10.1016/j.gca.2017.06.023]

Desch, S., and M. Neveu. 2017. Differentiation and cryovolcanism on Charon: A view before and after New Horizons Icarus 287 175-186 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.037]

Neveu, M., and S. J. Desch. 2015. Geochemistry, thermal evolution, and cryovolcanism on Ceres with a muddy ice mantle Geophysical Research Letters 42 (23): 10,197-10,206 [10.1002/2015gl066375]

Neveu, M., A. T. Poret-Peterson, A. D. Anbar, and J. J. Elser. 2015. Ordinary stoichiometry of extraordinary microorganisms Geobiology 14 (1): 33-53 [10.1111/gbi.12153]

Lee, Z. M., L. Steger, J. R. Corman, et al. M. Neveu, A. T. Poret-Peterson, V. Souza, and J. J. Elser. 2015. Response of a Stoichiometrically Imbalanced Ecosystem to Manipulation of Nutrient Supplies and Ratios PLOS ONE 10 (4): e0123949 [10.1371/journal.pone.0123949]

Neveu, M., S. J. Desch, and J. C. Castillo-Rogez. 2015. Core cracking and hydrothermal circulation can profoundly affect Ceres' geophysical evolution Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 120 (2): 123-154 [10.1002/2014je004714]

Neveu, M., S. Desch, E. Shock, and C. Glein. 2015. Prerequisites for explosive cryovolcanism on dwarf planet-class Kuiper belt objects Icarus 246 48-64 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.043]

Rubin, M. E., S. J. Desch, and M. Neveu. 2014. The effect of Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities on the thickness of undifferentiated crust on Kuiper Belt Objects Icarus 236 122-135 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.047]

Neveu, M., A. T. Poret-Peterson, Z. M. Lee, A. D. Anbar, and J. J. Elser. 2014. Prokaryotic cells separated from sediments are suitable for elemental composition analysis Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 12 (7): 519-529 [10.4319/lom.2014.12.519]

Neveu, M., H.-J. Kim, and S. A. Benner. 2013. The “Strong” RNA World Hypothesis: Fifty Years Old Astrobiology 13 (4): 391-403 [10.1089/ast.2012.0868]

Wilson, E. L., M. F. Neveu, H. Riris, E. M. Georgieva, and W. S. Heaps. 2011. A hollow-waveguide gas correlation radiometer for ultra-precise column measurements of formaldehyde on Mars Measurement Science and Technology 22 (8): 085902 [10.1088/0957-0233/22/8/085902]

Talks, Presentations and Posters


Search-for-Life Missions to Enceladus

April 2023

82nd Fujihara Seminar, Naeba, Japan.

The Ladder of Life Detection and Beyond: Detecting Life within the Practical Constraints of Space Missions

April 2022

Astrobiology Exploration Symposium, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan).

Searching for life on ocean worlds

September 2021

CME-NASA Symposium, ACS Fall Meeting.

Signatures of life: Science context

April 2021

Network for Ocean Worlds Quarterly Lecture Series.

On the origin of the Pluto system

7, 2019

Neveu M., Canup R., Kratter K. The Pluto System after New Horizons Conference, abstract 7027.

Habitable Zones Overview

7, 2019

Presentation to the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board, NASA HQ.

Ocean Worlds- Exploring abodes for life in and beyond our solar system

11, 2017

Colloquium, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder.

Ocean Worlds: How did small bodies of rock and ice become so exciting?

6, 2017

Seminar, Carnegie Institute, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.

The Geochemistry of Ceres: A Review

6, 2017

Workshop on Ceres Exploration, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Serpentinization on Small Bodies

2, 2017

NASA Astrobiology Institute Serpentinizing Systems Science Working Group, Workshop Without Walls.

Planetary Habitability: What Life Needs, What Planets Supply, and Where to Search for Life

12, 2016

Stopover Astronomer talk, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Chiang Mai.

Thermal evolution of Ceres and Kuiper belt objects: Insights into possible Trojan migration

7, 2016

Jupiter Trojan 2016 meeting, JAXA/ISAS, Sagamihara, Japan.

Mapping trace gases in the solar system with a gas correlation radiometer

3, 2012

AIAA-Pegasus Student Conference, Poitiers, France.