2021 June, our new proposal to NASA Solar System Working program was selected! Together with a Planetary Major Equipment proposal to be supported by NASA, WUSTL-EPS, and WUSTL-MCSS. We are ready to continue our exploration in this field of Heterogeneous Electrochemical Process Induced by Energetic Electrons on Planetary Bodies.
2021 March, a new paper about the potential electrostatic discharge induced by the Ingenuity helicopter on the Perseverance rover mission to Mars was published.
2021 February: WRANGL3R proposal was selected by NASA LuSTR program
2021 January & March: four abstracts were submitted and will be presented at 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference by Prof. Wang’s team.
2020 November: a new paper “Amorphization of S, Cl-salts induced by Martian Dust Activities ” was published, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020JE006701
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2020 May: a new paper “Chlorine Release from Common Chlorides by Martian Dust Activity” was published https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2019JE00628, and was reported by media in US, UK, Europe, and Russia, such as…
2018 October: Our three papers, Kong et al., 2018; Wang et al., 2018; and Sobron et al., 201, were published in a Special Collection “A New Mars Analog Site on the Third Pole of Earth: Dalangtan Saline Playa in the Hyperarid Qaidam Basin on Tibet Plateau” in October issue of Astrobiology.
2018 October 16: a new paper, “Forming perchlorates on Mars through plasma chemistry during dust events” is published in Volume 504 (15 Dec 2018) of Earth and Planetary Science Letters, and was reported by Science Magazine
Professor Alian Wang in her laboratory alongside with PEACh (Planetary Environment and Analysis Chamber), Raman, and LIBS.
2017 October: A new project “Planetary surface mineral phase transformation
induced by electrostatic discharge (ESD) in near-surface atmospheric processes” was selected for funding by NASA Solar System Working Program
2017 June: Professor Alian Wang was elected as the Fellow of The Geological Society of America