Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1974.
B.Sci., Chemistry, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ, 1968.
Decades of work in infrared astronomy, astrochemistry, and exobiology.Â Ames Astrochemistry laboratory founder and director.Â Co-I of previous NAI investigation.Â Numerous SOCs and NASA advisory panels e.gÂ Origins Subcommittee, Astrobiology Roadmap team, Ames Science Advisory Counsel, Bahcall Committee,Â NASA’s Infrared-Submillimeter-Radio MOWG, etc.
E. Peeters, et al (2002). The Rich 6 to 9 micron Spectrum of Interstellar PAHs. A&A 390, 1089
Pendleton, Y.J. and Allamandola, L.J. (2002). The Organic Refractory Material in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium:Mid-IR Spectroscopic Constraints. Astrophys J. Supp. Ser., 138, 75-98.
Bernstein, M. P.,et al.., (2002) Racemic Amino Acids from the Ultraviolet Photolysis of Interstellar Ice Analogues, Nature 416, 401-403
Deamer, D.,et al. (2002) The First Cell Membranes, Astrobiology, in-press
Allamandola, L.J.et al. (1999) “Evolution of Interstellar Ices,” Space Science Rev. 90, 219-232.
Allamandola, L.J., (1997) “The Origin, Composition, and History of Comets,” NASA CP-10152.
Allamandola, L.J.,et al. (1997), “Interstellar/Precometary Organic Material and the Photochemical Evolution of Complex Organics,” in “Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe,” eds C.B. Cosmovici, S. Bowyer, and D. Werthimer, (Editrice Compositori, Bologna), 23-49 (1997).
Part of over 170 peer reviewed publications and book chapters
Awards and Other:
NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
NASA-Ames H. Julien Allen Award for Best Scientific Paper
Ames Associate Fellow