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Welcome

Rainier

Welcome to my personal research page. I am a Planetary Scientist/Mineral physicist with a background in Planetary Sciences/Geology/Glaciology. I am currently an acting assistant professor at the Department of Earth and Space Science at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. 

I am the main developer of the SeaFreeze package that provides accurate representation of the thermodynamics of liquid water and HP ices up to 2300 MPa and 400K.

My primary research goal is to identify and characterize the chemical and physical limiting factors for habitability of deep extraterrestrial oceans in icy moons and water-rich exoplanets.

I am studyin on high-pressure aqueous systems, salts-organics-water crystalline solids properties at conditions relevant for deep planetary oceans of icy moons and exoplanets.

I am a member of the NASA Dragonfly mission science team, as well as the NASA Astrobiology Institute Habitability of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond and Icy Worlds projects based a the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Find me on :
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News feed

  • May 2022 : Presentation and session chairing at the AbSciCon 2022
  • March 10th 2022 : Oral presentation at the LPSC : The Thermodynamics of Titan’s Abysses: Equation of State of Water-Ammonia Solutions at Conditions of Titan’s Hydrosphere #2632
  • Feb 2022 : Invited Seminar at the Carnegie Institution
  • November 2021 – February 2022 : invited researcher at the University of Nantes (LPG)

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