Kerri Donaldson-Hanna (She/Her)

Assistant Professor – Planetary Sciences Group

BS in Space Sciences from Florida Institute of Technology

MS and PhD in Planetary Geology from Brown University

Kerri’s main research interests are in understanding the formation and evolution of Solar System airless bodies by studying the composition of their surfaces. In particular, she uses spectroscopic techniques to map the compositions of these bodies by linking small-scale laboratory measurements to large-scale observations from Earth-based telescopes and spacecraft. She is also interested in developing future spacecraft instrumentation and missions to better understand the distribution of materials within our Solar System. Away from UCF, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with her dalmatian puppy, Ruby.