Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow
Accretion and differentiation of Earth and terrestrial planets; core segregation, crystallization of magma ocean and impact erosion; evolution of the oxidation state of terrestrial planets; thermodynamic modelling of chemical equilibria; chemical composition of planetary mantles and cores; comparative planetology and exoplanets; meteorites, nebular and asteroidal processes; data science
B.S., Earth Sciences, Université de Rennes 1, 2008; M.S., Magmas & Volcanoes, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, 2010; Ph.D., Petrology, Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, 2014
Asmaa Boujibar is a Carnegie Fellow from NASA Johnson Space Center. She is interested in the origin of the chemical heterogeneities of extraterrestrial material and the formation of terrestrial planets of our Solar System and exoplanets from beyond. Boujibar uses various techniques to tackle these questions, including laboratory experiments, numerical modeling and big data analytics. By performing high pressure and temperature experiments and numerical modeling, she replicates the conditions of core segregation, crust formation and magma ocean crystallization. She also uses machine learning algorithms to evaluate the classification of meteorites and their components. She received her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from the University Blaise Pascal in France.