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Manager, Research Office
Justin Filiberto is the Manager of the Research Office within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. As manager, they oversee the diverse research program and associated laboratories within the division. Their research has mainly focused on constraining planetary volatile budgets with implications for habitability, and magma genesis conditions and timing in planetary interiors. Their work has spanned multiple planetary bodies including Mars, the Earth, Venus, and the Moon. They are a science team member and a co-investigator for the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) probe mission to Venus, which is scheduled to launch in 2029.
Stony Brook University, SUNY
Marine Science and Geologic Sciences
University of Miami
Ph.D, Geology, 2006
Stony Brook University, SUNY
B.S., Marine Science and Geologic Sciences, 2001
University of Miami
D. Trang, T. Tonkham, J. Filiberto, S. Li, M. Lemelin, and C. M. Elder (2022) Explosive volcanic eruptions on the Moon: Eruption dynamics and characteristics as evidenced by remotely sensed water, mineralogy, and regolith. Icarus, 375, 114837
J.B. Garvin, S.A. Getty, G.N. Arney, N.M. Johnson, E. Kohler, K.O. Schwer, M. Sekerak, A. Bartels, R.S. Saylor, V.E. Elliott, C.S. Goodloe, M.B. Garrison, V. Cottini, N. Izenberg, R. Lorenz, C.A. Malespin, M. Ravine, C.R. Webster, D.H. Atkinson, S. Aslam, S. Atreya, B.J. Bos, W.B. Brinckerhoff, B. Campbell, D. Crisp, J.R. Filiberto, F. Forget, M. Gilmore, N. Gorius, D. Grinspoon, A.E. Hofmann, S.R. Kane, W. Kiefer, S. Lebonnois, P.R. Mahaffy, A. Pavlov, M. Trainer, K.J. Zahnle and M. Zolotov (2022) Revealing the Mysteries of Venus: The DAVINCI Mission. Planetary Science Journal, 3, 117
H. Teffeteller, J. Filiberto, M.C. McCanta, A.H. Treiman, L.P. Keller, D. Cherniak, M. Rutherford, and R.F. Cooper (2022) An experimental study of the alteration of basalt on the surface of Venus. Icarus, 384, 115085; doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115085.
J. Semprich, J. Filiberto, A.H. Treiman, and S.P. Schwenzer (2022) Constraints on the formation of carbonates and low-grade metamorphic phases in the martian crust as a function of H2O-CO2 fluids. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 57(1), 77–104
P. D’Incecco, J. Filiberto, I. López, G.L. Eggers, G. Di Achille, G. Komatsu et al. (2022). Geologically recent areas as one key target for identifying active volcanism on Venus. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2022GL101813. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL101813
P. D’Incecco, J. Filiberto, I. López, D.A. Gorinov, G. Komatsu (2021) Idunn Mons: evidence for ongoing volcano-tectonic activity on Venus. The Planetary Science Journal, 2, 215
E.G. Rivera-Valentín, J. Filiberto, K.L. Lynch, I. Mamajanov, T.W. Lyons, M. Schulte, and A. Méndez (2021) First Billion Years: Habitability. Astrobiology, 21, 893-905. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2020.2314
J.R. Crandall, J. Filiberto, N. Castle, S.L. Potter-McIntyre, S.P. Schwenzer, K. Olsson-Francis, and S. Perl (2021) Habitability of Martian Noachian Magma and Impact Induced Hydrothermal Systems as Constrained by a Terrestrial Analog on the Colorado Plateau. Planetary Science Journal 2, 138.
J. Filiberto, D. Trang, A.H. Treiman, and M.S. Gilmore (2020) Present Day Volcanism on Venus as Evidenced from Weathering Rates of Olivine. Science Advances, 6, eaax7445.
J. Semprich, J. Filiberto, and A. H. Treiman (2020) Venus: a phase equilibrium approach to model surface alteration as a function of rock composition, oxygen- and sulfur fugacities. Icarus, 346, 113779. doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113779.
J. Semprich, S.P. Schwenzer, A.H. Treiman, J. Filiberto (2019) Phase Equilibria Modeling of Low-grade Metamorphic Martian Rocks. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 124(3), 681-702, DOI: 10.1029/2018JE005869.
J. Filiberto and S.P. Schwenzer (eds.) (2019) Volatiles in the Martian Crust. Elsevier publishing. ISBN: 9780128041918
J. Filiberto, J. Gross, A. Udry, J. Trela, A. Wittmann, K.M. Cannon, S. Penniston-Dorland, V.E. Hamilton, A. Meado, P. Carpenter, B. Jolliff, and E. C. Ferré (2018) Shergottite Northwest Africa 6963: A Pyroxene-Cumulate Martian Gabbro. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 123 (7), 1823-1841. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005635
J. Filiberto (2017) Geochemistry of Martian Basalts with Constraints on Magma Genesis. Chemical Geology, 466: 1–14. doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.06.009
J. Filiberto, D. Baratoux, D. Beaty, D. Breuer, B.J. Farcy, M. Grott, J.H. Jones, W.S. Kiefer, P. Mane, F.M. McCubbin, and S.P. Schwenzer (2016) A Review of Volatiles in the Martian Interior. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51(11): 1935-1958. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12680
J. Filiberto and R. Dasgupta (2015) Constraints on the Depth and Thermal Vigor of Melting in the Martian Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 120, 109– 122, DOI:10.1002/2014JE004745.
J. Filiberto, A.H. Treiman, P.A. Giesting, C.A. Goodrich, and J. Gross (2014) High-Temperature Chlorine-Rich Fluid in the Martian Crust: A Precursor to Habitability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 401, 110-115.
J. Gross, J. Filiberto, and A. Bell (2013) Water in the Martian Interior: Evidence for Terrestrial-MORB Mantle like Volatile Contents from Hydroxyl-Rich Apatite in Olivine-Phyric Shergottite NWA 6234. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 369-370,120-128.
J. Filiberto and R. Dasgupta (2011) Fe2+-Mg Partitioning Between Olivine and Martian Magmas: Application to Genesis of Olivine-Phyric Shergottites and Conditions of Melting in the Martian Interior. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, 527-537.
J. Filiberto and A.H. Treiman (2009) Martian Magmas Contained Abundant Chlorine, but Little Water. Geology, 37, 1087-1090.