Welcome to the Ehlmann Research Group! We are planetary scientists, geologists, and remote sensing experts dedicated to understanding planetary surfaces and developing new instruments and techniques for mineralogy and chemistry analysis. We are closely involved in enabling new NASA missions and new technologies for Earth and planetary sciences. Current mission projects include MRO, MSL, Mars2020, EMIT, Lunar Trailblazer, as well as work for Ocean Worlds and Venus missions.


A new paper led by Eva Scheller that was published in Science finds possible signatures of organics on Mars and has received media coverage.11-28-22

Graduate students Abby Keebler and Jess Mueller traveled to Jordan to study the minerals in emitted dust.10-05-22

Thank you to our 3 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) students, Sahil Azad, Claire Blaske, and Amy Wang for all of their hard work this summer! 08-31-22

NASA's EMIT imaging spectrometer has been installed on the International Space Station. 07-23-22

Congratulations to 2022 grad student fellowship recipients Samantha Baker (NSF), Abby Keebler (NASA-Earth), and Oak Kanine and Serg Parra (NASA-planetary)! 06-20-22