Ryan studied astronomy and physics at the University of Michigan and got his PhD in planetary science from Cornell. His work played a role in selecting the landing site for the Curiosity rover, and he is an active member of the ChemCam science team, zapping rocks on Mars with a laser. He now works as a scientist and developer at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ.
- Ryan’s Home Page is here.
- Email: rbanderson [at] usgs.gov