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Paul Byrne

Associate Professor of Planetary Science

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As a planetary geologist, I am interested in how and why planets look the way they do.

With remotely sensed data, laboratory and numerical modeling, and fieldwork in analog sites around the world, I seek to understand how volcanic, tectonic, and impact processes have shaped planetary surfaces.

At NC State, I have established the Planetary Research Group to explore what our world can tell us of other planetary bodies—and vice versa.



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Ph.D., Planetary Geology, Trinity College Dublin (2010)
B.A. (Mod.) Hons., Geology, Trinity College Dublin (2005)

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