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Hi, I'm Evan Bjonnes!


I am the current Graham Ryder Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, studying lunar science in Houston, TX!

Tycho Crater - The Moon

Research Focus

I study how the impact process shapes surfaces across the Solar System - here on Earth, our Moon, Venus, and all the way out to Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto.

Learn More About the Research I'm Involved In:

I am one of the many postdoctoral researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX. My research here specifically focuses 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 geologic evolution of different planets and moons throughout our Solar System.

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 ebjonnes@lpi.usra.edu