Tom Zega

Posted By on Jun 29, 2015 |

Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona

I am an Assistant Professor in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. My research is focused on the origin of the first solar-system solids, ancient presolar circumstellar dust grains, primitive organic compounds, interplanetary dust particles, and the evolution of asteroidal bodies. I am an experimentalist, and I use ultrahigh-resolution ion- and electron-microscopy techniques, including focused-ion-beam scanning-electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, to determine the composition and structure of these materials at scales ranging from millimeters down to the atomic. I use such information to determine the chemical and physical evolution of the early solar system and ancient stars.

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