Francesca DeMeo

I'm a planetary scientist, currently a Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and I study the surface compositions of asteroids. Projects I'm working on now include understanding the distribution of asteroid material across the main asteroid belt from survey data and studying some of the smallest near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) observed to understand the connection between NEAs and the meteorite samples we have on Earth. I did my undergraduate and Masters work at MIT and I earned my PhD at the Paris Observatory in France. My work there involved modeling the ices on the surfaces of transneptunian objects.