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Hi, I'm Evan Bjonnes!

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow researching asteroid impacts in Caliornia!

Research Focus

I primarily study how the impact process shapes surfaces across the Solar System. My work shows how the geologic conditions on different planets and moons affect the development of large impact basins, helping us understand how planets evolve using existing craters that we can observe today!

Learn More About the Research I'm Involved In:

I am one of the many postdoctoral researchers working on impact crater problems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. My research specifically focuses on asteroidal impacts using the recent DART kinetic impact experiment .

I was one of the many postdoctoral researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX. My research there specifically focused on the Moon and is a natural extension of the lunar basin modeling work that I began as a PhD student at Brown University.

I was part of the GHOSST lab, a research group led by Professor Alexander Evans at Brown.  Although our research interests are distinct, we all use numerical modeling to try to understand the planetary evolution. 

52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

One of the (few) advantages of remote academia is the chance to share our presentations with a broader audience! Please click the video to hear about my work modeling Mead Basin on Venus!

Ask A Geologist Series - Rutgers University

In May 2020 I was fortunate to be asked to participate in the Ask A Geologist series at Rutgers University! I spoke about the various types of impact craters and what they can tell us about our Solar System.  

Get in touch at bjonnesresearch@gmail.com !