Origin of the Earth and Moon; enceladus plumes; exomoon formation.
B.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2007
M.Sc, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2009
M.Sc, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 2013
Ph.D., Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 2015
Miki Nakajima is a postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Her goal is to build theoretical models to reconcile geochemical, geophysical and astronomical observations with analytical and numerical methods. Nakajima's research focuses on the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets and my current work includes investigations on the origins of the Earth-Moon systems, exomoons and Enceladus plumes.