Mikhail Zolotov is a planetary geochemist. He uses numerical physical-chemical methods to understand chemical processes and mineralogical changes in past and present solar system environments on terrestrial planets, asteroids and moons.
He works on the interpretation of results from automated space missions (e.g., Venera, Phobos, Mars Exploration Rovers, Galileo, Cassini, Messenger, Dawn) in terms of chemical processes and mineralogical transformations that involve rocks, minerals, gases and solutions. He is a member of the Europa Clipper science group.
Professor Zolotov has taught planetary geochemistry and oceanology.
Dr. Zolotov is a planetary geochemist. He uses theoretical physical-chemical methods to understand chemical processes and mineralogical transformations in past and present solar system environments. He works on theoretical geochemistry of volatile elements (H, O, C, N, S, Cl, and alkalis) and compounds (water, carbon dioxide, etc.) on solar system bodies:
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Meteoritical Society American
Amy McAdam (ASU, co-adviser) Christopher Glein (ASU, co-adviser)