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Steven Ruff

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Assoc Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6305
Associate Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6305
Biography

Steve Ruff is a planetary geologist with a focus on the mineralogy of Mars determined via infrared spectroscopy, part of an effort to understand its geologic history and potential for past habitability. Terrestrial field work and lab studies are an integral part of this effort, providing an empirical basis for interpreting data from orbiting spacecraft and rovers. He has been an active member in several Mars missions and a participant in the planning of future missions.

Research Activity
  • Ruff,Steven William*. Artifact-corrected Spectra from the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer on the Spirit Rover. NASA-NSSC(4/17/2015 - 4/16/2016).
  • Ruff,Steven William*. Maximizing Mini-TES: A Continuing Investigation of the Mineralogy of Gusev Crater. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(6/1/2012 - 5/31/2016).
  • Ruff,Steven William*. Carbonate deposits on Mars: Insight into their formation processes through terrestrial and synthetic analogues. NASA-JOHNSON SPACE CTR(5/8/2012 - 11/7/2015).
  • Ruff,Steven William*, Farmer,Jack, Shock,Everett. NRAResearch Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2008 (ROSES - 2008). NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(6/15/2009 - 9/14/2015).
  • Ruff,Steven William*. Maximizing Mini-TES: Refining the Details and Expanding the Investigation of the Mineralogy of Gusev Crater. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(8/2/2007 - 8/1/2011).
  • Presley,Marsha Ann*, Ruff,Steven William. SEDIMENTARY MATERIALS IN WESTERN ARABIA AND INTRACRATER DEPOSITS SIMILAR TO WHITE ROCK: CLUES TO PAST DEPOSITIONAL AND EROSIONAL. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(5/15/2002 - 5/14/2007).
  • Ruff,Steven William*. MINERALOGICAL MAPPING OF PUTATIVE MARTIAN PALEOLAKE BASINS. UNIV OF TENN(8/15/2001 - 8/14/2003).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 499Individualized Instruction