Ryan Ogliore

Ryan Ogliore
Ryan Ogliore

Assistant Professor, Physics

Our research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars.

We are analyzing returned samples from a comet, asteroidal regolith, lunar samples, solar wind, interplanetary dust particles, and meteorites. For example, in-situ isotopic analyses by secondary ion mass spectrometry of small grains from a comet have temporally constrained the transport of rocky material from the inner to the outer Solar System. We also employ electron-beam and synchrotron techniques to investigate, e.g., the interaction between an airless body and the space environment.

Selected Publications

Ogliore, R. C., K. Nagashima, G. R. Huss, A. J. Westphal, Z. Gainsforth, A. L. Butterworth, “The Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Fine-Grained and Coarse-Grained Material from Comet 81P/Wild 2”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 166, 74–91, 2015
Gasda, P. J., R. C. Ogliore, “Modeling the Raman Spectrum of Insoluble Organic Material: Accuracy of Fitting and Uncertainty Estimation”, Applied Spectroscopy, 68:12, 1393–1406, 2014
Ogliore, R.C., C.E. Jilly, “Automated Gigapixel Optical Microscopy for Meteorite Characterization”, Planetary Science, 2, 3, 2013
Ogliore, R. C., A. L. Butterworth, Z. Gainsforth, G. R. Huss, D. Joswiak, K. Nagashima, J. Stodolna, T. Tyliszczak, A. J. Westphal, “Incorporation of a Late-forming Chondrule into Comet Wild 2”, The Astrophysical Journal, 745, L19–L23, 2012
Ogliore, R. C., G. R. Huss, K. Nagashima, “Ratio Estimation in SIMS Analysis”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 269, 1910–1918, 2011

Our research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars.

We are analyzing returned samples from a comet, asteroidal regolith, lunar samples, solar wind, interplanetary dust particles, and meteorites. For example, in-situ isotopic analyses by secondary ion mass spectrometry of small grains from a comet have temporally constrained the transport of rocky material from the inner to the outer Solar System. We also employ electron-beam and synchrotron techniques to investigate, e.g., the interaction between an airless body and the space environment.