Delia Santiago-Materese

Expertise: Planetary science, infrared spectroscopy, organics detection, data management, scientific modeling, data analysis
Affiliation: NASA Ames Research Center
Certification/Education: Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz
M.S., Earth Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz
B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Biography

I am a Research Scientist in the Planetary Systems Branch at NASA Ames Research Center.

I am a planetary scientist, with a background in the biological sciences, who is interested in questions related to exploration, astrobiology, and habitability. For my doctoral work, I studied the atmosphere of Mars using modeling and laboratory techniques. My current work includes analog science operation work, detecting organics using infrared spectroscopy, and developing new life detection concepts.