Tim Goudge

Assistant Professor

Google Scholar Profile: Link
ResearchGate Profile: Link

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


Andrew Moodie

Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Topic: Numerical modeling of martian fan deposits

Research Website: Link

PhD, Rice University


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

Mentee, Champions of Diversity Program


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

  • 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 currently has an opening for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship. This position will involve research that integrates orbital spectroscopic and image/topographic data of Mars to understand the formation of clay mineral-bearing strata. Prospective applicants can find out more information about this position in the advertisement posted here. Applications should be submitted online here prior to Feb. 15, 2023 for full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Our group is also always on the lookout for motivated undergraduate researchers and graduate students, although there are no specific open student 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. Interested students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields, with non-traditional backgrounds, and/or with a demonstrated interest in efforts to improve inclusion and diversity in STEM are especially encouraged to get in touch. Our group members are housed in the E. P. Schoch building, which has a power assisted door for accessibility.