Dr. Beck E Strauss

Dr. Beck E Strauss

  • Research Geologist
  • 301.286.5762
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 695
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NATIONAL INST STANDARDS & TECH
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Beck Strauss is a planetary geophysicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on detail at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Strauss works with both Code 695 and Code 698 on calibration and benchmarking of laboratory and flight instruments.

    Positions/Employment

    12/2019 - Present

    Research Geologist

    National Institute of Standards and Technology & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    On detail from NIST to NASA GSFC.

    12/2017 - 12/2019

    National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Materials Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
    10/2016 - 12/2017

    Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lab Manager

    Rutgers Paleomagnetism Laboratory, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    6/2016 - 9/2016

    Research & Development Intern

    Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory, 3M Company, Maplewood, MN
    6/2012 - 8/2012

    Digital Journalism & Media Intern

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2011 - 6/2016

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Institute for Rock Magnetism, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Education

    2016     Ph.D., Earth Sciences (Geophysics), University of Minnesota

    Dissertation: Characterization and modeling of materials responsible for planetary crustal magnetism

    2011     B.A., Geology, Oberlin College

    Awards

    2021 Special Thanks And Recognition (STAR) Award, Code 690

    2021 Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Transgender Studies

    2018 Best Poster Award, 21st International Conference on Magnetism

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Strauss, B. E., S. M. Tikoo, J. Gross, J. B. Setera, and B. Turrin. 2021. "Constraining the Decline of the Lunar Dynamo Field at ≈3.1 Ga Through Paleomagnetic Analyses of Apollo 12 Mare Basalts." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126 (3): [10.1029/2020je006715]

    Brandt, D., M. Ernesto, C. Constable, et al. D. R. Franco, L. Carlos Weinschutz, P. Oliveira Carvalho Rodrigues, L. Hinnov, P. Jaqueto, B. E. Strauss, J. Feinberg, P. V. Paiva Franco, and X. Zhao. 2019. "New Late Pennsylvanian Paleomagnetic Results From Paraná Basin (Southern Brazil): Is the Recent Giant Gaussian Process Model Valid for the Kiaman Superchron?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124 (7): 6223-6242 [10.1029/2018jb016968]

    Trindade, R. I., P. Jaqueto, F. Terra-Nova, et al. D. Brandt, G. A. Hartmann, J. M. Feinberg, B. E. Strauss, V. F. Novello, F. W. Cruz, I. Karmann, H. Cheng, and R. L. Edwards. 2018. "Speleothem record of geomagnetic South Atlantic Anomaly recurrence." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (52): 13198-13203 [10.1073/pnas.1809197115]

    Bezaeva, N. S., N. L. Swanson-Hysell, S. M. Tikoo, et al. D. D. Badyukov, M. Kars, R. Egli, D. A. Chareev, L. M. Fairchild, E. Khakhalova, B. E. Strauss, and A. K. Lindquist. 2016. "The effects of 10 to >160 GPa shock on the magnetic properties of basalt and diabase." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17 (11): 4753-4771 [10.1002/2016gc006583]

    Strauss, B. E., J. M. Feinberg, and C. L. Johnson. 2016. "Magnetic mineralogy of the Mercurian lithosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121 (11): 2225-2238 [10.1002/2016je005054]

    Non-Refereed

    Strauss, B. E., S. R. Borges, T. Faridani, et al. J. Grier, A. Kiihne, E. R. Maier, C. Olsen, T. O'Neill, E. G. Rivera-Valentín, E. L. Sneed, D. C. Waller, and V. Zamloot. 2020. "Nonbinary Systems: Looking Towards the Future of Gender Equity in Planetary Science." Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey [Full Text (Link)]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Constraining the decline of the Moon's magnetic field through experimental analyses of Apollo samples

    3 / 2021

    Magnetic Networking via Zoom (MagNetZ) online seminar series

    Beyond the dipole: Using microscopic magnets to solve planet-sized mysteries

    2 / 2021

    Queer Engineer (LGBTQIA+ Engineering+ Speaker Series)

    Supporting nonbinary people in space science

    9 / 2020

    NASA SSERVI (Equity Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group meeting)

    The Case of the Missing Dynamo: Constraining the decline of the Moon’s magnetic field using Apollo 12 basalts

    11 / 2019

    University of Vermont (Department of Geology Seminar)

    The Case of the Missing Dynamo: Constraining the decline of the Moon’s magnetic field using Apollo 12 basalts

    5 / 2019

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Solar System Exploration Seminar

    Other

    Intensity of the lunar dynamo field at 3.0 Ga

    3 / 2019

    Strauss, B.E., Tikoo, S.M., Gross, J., Setera, J., and Turrin, B. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Beck Strauss is a planetary geophysicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on detail at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Strauss works with both Code 695 and Code 698 on calibration and benchmarking of laboratory and flight instruments.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Strauss, B. E., S. M. Tikoo, J. Gross, J. B. Setera, and B. Turrin. 2021. "Constraining the Decline of the Lunar Dynamo Field at ≈3.1 Ga Through Paleomagnetic Analyses of Apollo 12 Mare Basalts." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 126 (3): [10.1029/2020je006715]

    Brandt, D., M. Ernesto, C. Constable, et al. D. R. Franco, L. Carlos Weinschutz, P. Oliveira Carvalho Rodrigues, L. Hinnov, P. Jaqueto, B. E. Strauss, J. Feinberg, P. V. Paiva Franco, and X. Zhao. 2019. "New Late Pennsylvanian Paleomagnetic Results From Paraná Basin (Southern Brazil): Is the Recent Giant Gaussian Process Model Valid for the Kiaman Superchron?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124 (7): 6223-6242 [10.1029/2018jb016968]

    Trindade, R. I., P. Jaqueto, F. Terra-Nova, et al. D. Brandt, G. A. Hartmann, J. M. Feinberg, B. E. Strauss, V. F. Novello, F. W. Cruz, I. Karmann, H. Cheng, and R. L. Edwards. 2018. "Speleothem record of geomagnetic South Atlantic Anomaly recurrence." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (52): 13198-13203 [10.1073/pnas.1809197115]

    Bezaeva, N. S., N. L. Swanson-Hysell, S. M. Tikoo, et al. D. D. Badyukov, M. Kars, R. Egli, D. A. Chareev, L. M. Fairchild, E. Khakhalova, B. E. Strauss, and A. K. Lindquist. 2016. "The effects of 10 to >160 GPa shock on the magnetic properties of basalt and diabase." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (11): 4753-4771 [10.1002/2016gc006583]

    Strauss, B. E., J. M. Feinberg, and C. L. Johnson. 2016. "Magnetic mineralogy of the Mercurian lithosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 121 (11): 2225-2238 [10.1002/2016je005054]

    Non-Refereed

    Strauss, B. E., S. R. Borges, T. Faridani, et al. J. Grier, A. Kiihne, E. R. Maier, C. Olsen, T. O'Neill, E. G. Rivera-Valentín, E. L. Sneed, D. C. Waller, and V. Zamloot. 2020. "Nonbinary Systems: Looking Towards the Future of Gender Equity in Planetary Science." Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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