National Research Council Associateship, National Academy of Sciences 2002-2004 Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan 1996-2001 Mellon Fellowship, University of Southern California 1993-1995 Alpha Lambda Delta, University of Southern California 1992 Trustee Scholarship, University of Southern California 1991-1996 Invited Talks Analysis for Planetary Science Research: Application to Cassini-Huygens, presented at the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop, Feb.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANAnn Arbor, MIVisiting Scientist05/2014 to 09/2015
Investigations into the Current and Primordial Atmosphere of Titan Developed an atmospheric model that considered the physical and chemical processes responsible for the distribution of 98 neutral and ion chemical species throughout the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
This model was used to make predictions about Titan's composition many of which were later corroborated by the Cassini-Huygens mission, and helped interpret the data received by that mission.
Investigated science questions stemming from analysis of Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) data from Martian surface Updated Mars chemical model to include chlorine chemistry and products from radiolysis Submitted for publication study on Mars radiolysis-generated chlorine chemistry.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIALos Angeles, CALecturer09/2010 to 05/2014
Taught classes for the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Southern California.
Held office hours to support students in mastering material.
ASTR 100 - The Universe.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANAnn Arbor, MIVisiting Scientist05/2012 to 08/2012
Designed study on chemical mechanisms for haze formation in Early Earth, relate to present-day Titan.
Presented results at comparative planetology workshop in Boulder, CO.
SPACE ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIESPacific Palisades, CAResearch Scientist09/2009 to 09/2014
Coupled haze microphysics to chemistry module in Titan Global Climate Model (GCM).
Expanded chemical model, coupled haze microphysical model to study effects of ring-shadow in Saturn's atmosphere.
Conducted data analysis in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) program.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANAnn Arbor, MIVisiting Scientist03/2009 to 09/2009
Developed a model to study haze-producing pathways in early Titan history and compare.
Presented results at Titan Through Time workshop in Greenbelt, MD.
JET PROPULSION LABORATORYPasadena, CAScientist03/2004 to 10/2009
Constructed chemical module to Titan GCM model Optimized parallelization for GCM model Member of NASA Astrobiology Program Review Panel Served as member of science team on NASA Titan & Enceladus $1B Mission Study Served in advisory capacity on Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) instrument team.
Education and Training
PH.D2002ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE SCIENCES
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE1996University of Michigan DOUBLE MAJOR IN ASTRONOMY AND MATHEMATICS, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USAPHYS 151 - Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 152 - Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 153 - Fundamentals of Physics III: Optics and Modern Physics
Wilson, E.H., S.K. Atreya, R.I. Kaiser, and P.R. Mahaffy, Perchlorate formation on Mars by radiolysis, J. Geophys. Res., submitted, 2015 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Titan's carbon budget and the case of the missing ethane, J. Phys. Chem., 113, 11221-11226, 2009 Friedson, A.J., R.A. West, E.H. Wilson, F. Oyafuso, and G.S. Orton, A global model of Titan's atmosphere and surface, Planet. Space Sci., 57, 1931-1949, 2009 Atreya, S.K., E.Y. Adams, H.B. Niemann, J.E. Demick-Montelara, T.C. Owen, M. Fulchignoni, F. Ferri, and E.H. Wilson, Titan's methane cycle, Planet. Space Sci., 54, 1177-1187, 2006 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, The current state of modeling the photochemistry of Titan's mutually-dependent atmosphere and ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 109, E06002, doi:10.1029/2003JE002181, 2004 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Chemical sources of haze formation in Titan's atmosphere, Planet. Space Sci., 51, 1017-1033, 2003 Wilson, E.H., S.K. Atreya, and A. Coustenis, Mechanisms for the formation of benzene in the atmosphere of Titan, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 5014, doi:10.1029/2002JE001896, 2003 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Sensitivity studies of methane photolysis and its impact on hydrocarbon chemistry in the atmosphere of Titan, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 20263-20273, 2000 PRESENTATIONS Last six years Wilson, E.H., S.K. Atreya, R.I. Kaiser, and P.R. Mahaffy, Perchlorate Formation on Mars by Radiolysis, AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2015 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Mars Perchlorate Formation Scenarios, MSL Team Meeting, Paris, FR, June 2015 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Explaining the O2 Profile on Mars, SAM-MSL Team Meeting, Pasadena, CA, January 2015 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Conditions for Haze Formation in Planetary Atmospheres - A Comparative Study Between the Atmospheres of Early Earth and Present-Day Titan, Boulder, CO, June 2012 Edgington, S.G., S.K. Atreya, E.H. Wilson, R.A. West, K.H. Baines, G.L. Bjoraker, L.N. Fletcher, T.W. Momary, Photochemistry in Saturn's Ring-Shadowed Atmosphere: Production Rates of Key Atmospheric Molecules and Haze Observations, Reno, NV, October, 2012 Wilson, E.H. and S.K. Atreya, Efficiency of Haze Production in Titan's Primordial Atmosphere, presented at the Titan Through Time Workshop, Greenbelt, MD, April 2010
chemistry, data analysis, Imaging, Mars, office, 98, Physics II, Physics, Physics I, Physics III, processes, producing, publication, shadow, composition