Scott A Eckley

M.S., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
B.S., Geology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016
Ph.D., Geological Science, Jackson School of Geosciences, expected 2022


I am interested in studying the petrogenesis of igneous rocks, especially basaltic meteorites from Mars (shergottites) using a multi-modal analytical approach, from macroscale 3D observations using X-ray computed tomography to high-resolution in-situ geochemical measurements using various microanalytical techniques.

I also work full-time at NASA Johnson Space Center managing the X-ray CT lab within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Sciences (ARES) division.

Current Research Projects

3D textural and in-situ geochemical survey of Martian shergottites

Past Research Projects

Textural and Geochemical Analysis on Carbonado Diamonds: Implications for their Origin

Analysis of Diogenite NWA 10451: An orthopyroxenite from 4 Vesta

Amorphous Phases Within the Global Martian Dust

Best Talk - Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference (2021)

Annual JSG Research Symposium (2019)- Second Place - Jackson School of Geosciences (2019)

Annual Research Symposium - Honorable Mention - Late Career Master's - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)

Outstanding Undergraduate - The University of Tennessee, Earth and Planetary Sciences (2016)

Field Scholar Award - ExxonMobil/GSA (2015)