Tim Goudge

Assistant Professor

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Telephone: +1 (512) 471-4770
Office: EPS Building, Room 3.134
Pronouns: he/him


Rhianna Moore

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Topic: Architecture of clay mineral-bearing strata on Mars

PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Michelle Tebolt

PhD Student

Research Topic: Stratigraphic architecture of sedimentary fan outcrop on Mars

BA, Colgate University


Emily Bamber

PhD Student

Research Topic: Formation and evolution of crater lake inlet valleys

MSc, University of Oxford


Mariel Nelson

PhD Student (co-advised w/ David Mohrig)

Research Topic: Topographic evolution of sedimentary systems using timelapse lidar

BA, University of California, Berkeley


Morgan Carrington

PhD Student (co-advised w/ Joel Johnson)

Research Topic: Lithologic controls on bedrock river incision on Earth and Mars

BS, University of California, Los Angeles


Juan Vazquez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Topic: Characteristics of planetary channel-form sinuosity



Liesel Papenhausen

Undergraduate Research Assistant (co-advised w/ Mariel Nelson)

Research Topic: Timelapse imaging to understand bank erosion



Eric Hiatt

PhD Student (primary advisors: Marc Hesse & Sean Gulick)

Research Topic: Dynamic coupling between crater formation and the early Mars hydrosphere

BSc, The University of Texas at Austin


UT PSP Group Alumni

  • Andrew Moodie, Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022-2023

  • Tian Dong, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2022

  • Gaia Stucky de Quay, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2021

  • Nisa Downey, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2022

  • Junwoo Kim, Environmental Science Capstone Research Experience (co-advised w/ Gaia Stucky de Quay), 2020-2021

  • Irineo Sanchez, Undergraduate Honors Student, 2020-2021

  • Marianne Coholich, Undergraduate Honors Student (co-advised w/ Wonsuck Kim), 2018-2020

  • Nirvana Kaur, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2019-2020



Our group is always on the lookout for motivated undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, although there are no specific open positions at the moment. Students interested in such positions should contact Dr. Goudge directly to see what future opportunities might exist.

For undergraduate researchers (as with all group members), our group has the requirement that students are compensated for their time, through either salary (i.e., URA funding) or research credit. This policy is to ensure that opportunities to work in our group are equitable and equally available to all interested students (as inspired by Dr. Meghan Duffy, see here).

The UT Planetary Surface Processes Group is strongly committed to building an inclusive and supportive research environment. Our group members are housed in the E. P. Schoch building, which has a power assisted door for accessibility.