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Trevor G. Graff, Scientist

Trevor Graff

Area of Research/Engineering

Planetary Science; Exploration Science

Contact Information

JETS / Jacobs Technology

Wk: 281-483-7998


M.S. Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, 2003

B.S. Geology, Youngstown State University, 1999

B.A. Earth Science, Youngstown State University, 1999

Research/Engineering Interests

Trevor is a Planetary Geologist with Jacobs Technology at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. He is currently the Lab Manager of the Spectroscopy and Magnetics Laboratory and the Project Manager of the Exploration Science section of the Science Applications, Research, & Development (SARD) department supporting the JSC Astromaterials Research & Exploration Sciences (ARES) directorate. His duties as lab manager entail conducting detailed spectroscopic analysis on a wide range of astromaterials and planetary analogue materials. This research provides physical, chemical, and mineralogical information used to interpret data from various planetary landers, rovers, and orbiting spacecraft. As project manager of the Exploration Science section Trevor is responsible for the management of all SARD exploration related science and operations including current and future mission services, instrumentation and technology development, and analog testing. This work supports NASA's integrated interdisciplinary activities in support of current and future human and robotic missions to asteroids, the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Prior to his work at JSC, Trevor was a Payload Uplink Lead for the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (mini-TES) aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission. Additionally, Trevor has severed over 16 years in the U.S. Army.

Selected Publications

Graham L.D. and Graff T. G. (2012) "Moon and Mars Analog Mission Activities for Mauna Kea 2012: Lessons Learned for Moon and Mars Analog Studies", International Workshop on Planetary Instruments.

Graff T. G., Morris R. V., Achilles C. N., Agresti D. G., Ming D. W., Hamilton J. C., Mertzman S. A. and Smith J. G. (2012) "Chemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Acid-Sulfate Alteration of Basaltic Material on Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii: Jarosite and Hydrated Halloysite", 43rd LPSC.

ten Kate I. L. et al., including Graff T. G. (2012) "Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, as an analogue site for future planetary resource exploration: Results from the 2010 ILSO-ISRU field-testing campaign", Journal of Aerospace Engineering.

Morris R. V., Graff T. G., Achilles C. N., Agresti D. G., Ming D. W., and Golden D. C. (2011) "Visible and Near-IR Reflectance Spectra of Mars Analogue Materials under Arid Conditions for Interpretation of Martian Surface Mineralogy", 42nd LPSC, 2757.

Graff T. G., Morris R. V., Clegg S. M., Wiens R. C. and Anderson R. B., (2011) "Dust Removal on Mars Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", 42nd LPSC, 1916.

Anderson R. B. et al., including Graff T. G. (2011) "The influence of multivariate analysis methods and target grain size on the accuracy of remote quantitative chemical analysis of rocks using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy", Icarus 215, 608-627.

Laboratory / Research Group