Simon J. Clemett, Scientist
Stardust, IDPs, Presolar Grains, Extraterrestrials Samples
JETS / ERC, Inc.
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford University, 1996
B.A. Chemistry, with Honors, Oxford University, England, 1990
Distinction, Stucture and Properties of Materials, Oxford University, England, 1988
Dr. Simon J. Clemett is a Senior Planetary Scientist for JETS at NASA Johnson Space Center has been studying organics in extraterrestrial materials for nearly 20 years. His field of expertise is the in situ trace organic analysis of materials using laser spectroscopy techniques, and is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of a unique ultra-L2MS facility at NASA JSC
Clemett S.J., Sanford S.A., Nakamura-Messenger, K. Horz F. and McKay D.S. "Complex Aromatic Hydrocarbons in STARDUST Samples Collected from the Comet 81P/Wild-2," Meteoritics & Planetary Science. (in press).
Thomas-Keprta K.L., Clemett S.J., McKay D.S., Gibson E.K. and Wentwork S.J. "Origins of magnetite nanocrystals in Martian meteorite ALH84001," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (in press).
Nakamura-Messenger K., Messenger S., Keller L.P.; Clemett S.J. and Zolensky M.E. "Presolar organic globules in astromaterials," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72:A671.
Sandford S.A., et al. (2006) "Organics Captured from Comet 81P/Wild 2 by the Stardust Spacecraft," Science 314:1720-1724.
Nakamura-Messenger K., Messenger S., Keller L.P., Clemett S.J. & Zolensky M.E. (2006)> "Organic Globules in the Tagish Lake Meteorite: Remnants of the Protosolar Disk," Science 314:1439-1442.