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Devin Schrader

Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Assistant Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Biography

Devin Schrader's research concerns the study of primitive meteorites that remain relatively unaltered since their formation in the early Solar System, as well meteorites that were thermally and aqueously altered on their parent asteroid. He utilizes petrographic, compositional, thermodynamic, and isotopic data to constrain the pre-accretionary formation conditions and secondary thermal and aqueous alteration processes of small bodies in the early Solar System. He also provides sample science support for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.

Education
  • Ph.D. Planetary Science, University of Arizona 2012
  • B.S. Astronomy and in Physics, University of Arizona 2006
Research Interests

Dr. Schrader is interested in researching primitive meteorites unaltered since their formation in the early Solar System, as well as meteorites that were thermally and aqueously altered on their parent asteroid. He utilizes petrographic, compositional, thermodynamic, and isotopic data to constrain the pre-accretionary formation conditions and secondary thermal and aqueous alteration processes of small bodies in the early Solar System. He also provides sample science support for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.

Research Group
Publications

18. Jilly-Rehak C. E., Huss G. R., Nagashima K., and Schrader D. L. (2018) Low temperature aqueous alteration on the CR chondrite parent body: Implications from in situ oxygen isotopes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. In press.

17. Schrader D. L. and Davidson J. (2017) CM and CO chondrites: A common parent body or asteroidal neighbors? Insights from chondrule silicates. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta214, 157–171.

16. Schrader D. L., McCoy T. J., and Gardner-Vandy K. (2017) Relict chondrules in primitive achondrites: Remnants from their precursor parent bodies. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 205, 295–312.

15. Schrader D. L., Nagashima K., Krot A. N., Ogliore R. C., Yin Q.-Z., Amelin Y. A., Stirling C. H., and Kaltenbach A. (2017) Distribution of 26Al in the CR chondrite chondrule-forming region of the protoplanetary disk. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 201, 275–302.

14. Schrader D. L., Davidson J., and McCoy T. J. (2016) Widespread evidence for high-temperature formation of pentlandite in chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 189, 359–376.

13. Schrader D. L., Connolly H. C. Jr., Lauretta D. S., Zega T. J., Davidson J., and Domanik K. J. (2015) The formation and alteration of the Renazzo-like carbonaceous chondrites III: Towards understanding the genesis of ferromagnesian chondrules. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 50, 15–50.

12. Howard K. T., Alexander C. M. O’D, Schrader D. L., and Dyl K. A. (2015) Classification of hydrous meteorites (CR, CM and C2 ungrouped) by phyllosilicate fraction: PSD-XRD modal mineralogy and planetesimal environments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 149, 206–222.

11. Davidson J., Schrader D. L., Lauretta D. S., Busemann H., Alexander C.M. O’D., Greenwood R. C., Domanik K. J., Franchi I. A. and Verchovsky A. (2014) Petrology, geochemistry, stable isotopes, Raman spectroscopy, and presolar components of RBT 04133: A reduced CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 49, 2133–2151.

10. Schrader D. L., Davidson J., Greenwood R. C., Franchi I. A., and Gibson J. M. (2014) A water-ice rich minor body from the early Solar System: The CR chondrite parent asteroid. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 407, 48–60.

9. Schrader D. L., Nagashima K., Krot A. N., Ogliore R. C., and Hellebrand E. (2014) Variations in the O-isotope compositions of gas during the formation of chondrules from the CR chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 132, 50–74.

8. Schrader D. L., Connolly H. C. Jr., Lauretta D. S., Nagashima K., Huss G. R., Davidson J. and Domanik K. J. (2013) The formation and alteration of the Renazzo-like carbonaceous chondrites II: Linking O-isotope composition and oxidation state of chondrule olivine. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 101, 302–327.

7. Pizzarello S., Schrader D. L., Monroe A. A. and Lauretta D. S. (2012) The chiral composition of primitive CR meteorites and the diverse effects of water in cosmochemical evolution. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 11949–11954.

6. Ma C., Connolly H. C. Jr., Beckett J. R., Tschauner O., Rossman G. R., Kampf A. R., Zega T. J., Sweeny Smith S. A. and Schrader D. L. (2011) Brearleyite, Ca12Al14O32Cl2, a new alteration mineral from the NWA 1934 meteorite. Am. Mineral. 96, 1199–1206.

5. Ma C., Kampf A. R., Connolly H. C. Jr., Beckett J. R., Rossman G. R., Sweeny Smith S. A. and Schrader D. L. (2011) Krotite, CaAl2O4, a new refractory mineral from the NWA 1934 meteorite. Am. Mineral. 96, 709–715.

4. Schrader D. L., Franchi I. A., Connolly H. C. Jr., Greenwood R. C., Lauretta D. S. and Gibson J. M. (2011) The formation and alteration of the Renazzo-like carbonaceous chondrites I: Implications of bulk-oxygen isotopic composition. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 308–325.

3. Schrader D. L., Lauretta D. S., Connolly H. C. Jr., Goreva Y. S., Hill D. H., Domanik K. J., Berger E. L., Yang H. and Downs R. T. (2010) Sulfide-rich metallic impact melts from chondritic parent bodies. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 45, 743–758.

2. Schrader D. L. and Lauretta D. S. (2010) High-temperature experimental analogs of primitive meteoric metal-sulfide-oxide assemblages. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 1719–1733.

1. Schrader D. L., Connolly H. C. Jr. and Lauretta D. S. (2008) Opaque phases in type-II chondrules from CR2 chondrites: Implications for CR parent body formation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, 6124–6140.

 

Honors / Awards

2017: Asteroid 117581 Devinschrader (formerly 2005 EG37) named for contributions to Planetary Science

2012: 2011 Nininger Award, Honorable Mention

2012: UA College of Science Galileo Circle Scholar

2011: UA-LPL Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

Professional Associations
Service

Meteorite Working Group (MWG, NASA), Member (Jan. 2016–Dec. 2018)

Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials (CAPTEM, NASA), Member (Jan. 2016–Dec. 2018)

Meteoritical Society Membership Committee, Member (Jan. 2017–Dec. 2019)

Work History

Current Appointments

2015 – present: Assistant Director, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University.

2015 – present: Assistant Research Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University.

 

Past Appointments

2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Mineral Sciences, Washington, DC.

Advisor: Timothy J. McCoy

2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

Advisor: Alexander N. Krot

2012: Research/Laboratory Assistant, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Advisor: Dante S. Lauretta

2006: REU Intern, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY.   

Advisor: Harold C. Connolly Jr.

2004 – 2005: Electron Microprobe Mineral Analysis, RRUFF Project, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Advisor:  Robert T. Downs

2003 – 2004: Intern, UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Program, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Advisor: David A. Kring