James M T Lewis

James M T Lewis

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  • 301.286.0276
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 699
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    James Lewis is an organic geochemist and geologist with an interest in organic detection experiments operating on Mars and the preservation of organic compounds within minerals. He specialises in evolved gas analysis (EGA), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and has experience in X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Lewis completed a Masters in Science degree and a Ph.D. at Imperial College London (MSci., 2011; Ph.D., 2016). He was supervised by Professor Mark Sephton and investigated the influence of iron sulfates on thermal experiments looking for organic matter on Mars. In 2016, he joined the Planetary Environments Laboratory (code 699) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument team. His current research focuses on organic and mineralogical analyses of iron and sulfur minerals by SAM.   

    Brief Bio

    James Lewis is an organic geochemist and geologist with an interest in organic detection experiments operating on Mars and the preservation of organic compounds within minerals. He specialises in evolved gas analysis (EGA), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and has experience in X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Lewis completed a Masters in Science degree and a Ph.D. at Imperial College London (MSci., 2011; Ph.D., 2016). He was supervised by Professor Mark Sephton and investigated the influence of iron sulfates on thermal experiments looking for organic matter on Mars. In 2016, he joined the Planetary Environments Laboratory (code 699) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument team. His current research focuses on organic and mineralogical analyses of iron and sulfur minerals by SAM.   

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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