Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Zachary Torrano, recipient of a highly competitive and prestigious Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award!
Zack's proposal, "Using three isotope systems (Cr, Ti, and O) to address two important questions in planetary science via one sample suite of ungrouped chondrites: 3, 2, 1, Go!", was one of only 29 selected from over 290 applications in the Planetary Science division.
The inaugural 2019 FINESST award succeeds the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF). The purpose of the FINESST award is to provide relevant research and/or technology development project training in disciplines needed to achieve the goals of the NASA Space Mission Directorate (SMD); FINESST awards are granted to student-designed research projects that contribute to SMD's science, technology and exploration goals.
Photo: Zachary Torrano presents his research at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX. Photo ⓒ ASU/CMS.