Hello, world! I’m Mike Bramble and I am a PhD candidate in the Planetary Geoscience doctoral program at Brown University. I apply remote sensing techniques to quantify planetary geochemistry and surface processes.

Current projects:
  • Using laboratory experiments to constrain how infrared emissivity spectra alter due to near-surface thermal gradients produced on airless bodies
  • Remote characterization of the Northeast Syrits Major and Midway candidate landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover
  • Constraining carbonate formation mechanisms in Nili Fossae, Mars via manual and automated analyses of remote hyperspectral data
  • Quantitative stratigraphic analysis of layered features at Bradbury crater, Mars using high spatial resolution orbital imagery

About me:

I’m a planetary scientist and spectroscopist, and I apply laboratory experiments and remote sensing techniques to quantify planetary geochemistry and surface processes. My research focuses on the advancement of quantitative analytical techniques in the geological sciences. In particular, advancing our ability to interpret thermal infrared data of airless planetary surfaces. Additionally, using orbital spectroscopic and image data, I investigate the geological history of Noachian Mars.

My interests span a wide breadth, and include the topics planetary science and exploration, mineralogy and geochemistry, and analytical techniques in the physical sciences. Wider subject areas I personally find interesting include physics, biology, history and philosophy of science, history, Middle-earth, and early and baroque music.

 Contact Information:

Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Brown University
324 Brook St.
Box 1846
Providence, RI 02912

email: michael_bramble [at] brown [dot] edu
office: Lincoln Field Building Room 119
voicemail: +1 (626) 817-6715
twitter: @mbramble
links: Google Scholar / Research Gate / Astrophysics Data System / ORCID