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Paul Byrne

Associate Professor of Planetary Science


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.



Ph.D. Planetary Geology Trinity College Dublin 2010

B.A. (Mod.) Hons. Geology Trinity College Dublin 2005