Joana Voigt

Joana Voigt is a Postdoctoral Researcher studying aqueous alteration processes and effusive volcanism on Earth and Mars.

Joana holds two Masters Degrees, in geological science and planetary science from the Free University in Berlin and the University of Arizona, and a PhD in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona.

During her graduate studies, Joana studied effusive eruption products on Earth, Mars, the Moon, as well as on icy satellites. Her research aims at gaining a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between eruption dynamics of lava flow-fields and the final lava morphologies of effusive eruptions by using a combination of remote sensing techniques and instruments, unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS), as well as field observations.

Now as a Postdoctoral Researcher Joana continues to study the surface of Mars and explores aqueous alteration processes by using remote sensing data. Joana is the Deputy Principal Investigator for NASA’s funded PSTAR project called Rover–Aerial Vehicle Exploration Network (RAVEN). RAVEN uses a powerful combination of a rover and drone operating in a Martian analog site to demonstrate and improve the technology and science operation to inform next generation planetary science missions.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Planetary Science: December 2022
    • University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, United States
    • Effusive Volcanism on Earth and Mars—Advisor: Christopher W. Hamilton
  • Master of Science in Planetary Science: May 2020
    • University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, United States
  • Master of Science in Geological Science: December 2017
    • Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    • Investigating the Volcanic versus Aqueous Origin of the Surficial Deposits in Eastern Elysium Planitia, Mars—Advisors: Ralf Jaumann and Anne Bernhardt.
  • Bachelor of Science in Geological Science: December 2014
    • Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    • Geomorphological and Topographical Investigations of Patterned Ground on Svalbard—Advisors: Ralf Jaumann and Stephan van Gasselt

Research Interests: 

Physical Volcanology, Effusive Volcanism, Flood Volcanism, Geomorphology, Planetary Geomorphological Mapping, Hydrated Silica, Earth, Mars, Icy Satellites, Planetary Analogs

Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: December 2022
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA
      • Supervisors: Vivian Z. Sun and Kathryn Stack Morgan
  • Visiting Student Researcher: January 2022 – December 2022
    • Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena—Mentor: Bethany L. Ehlmann
  • Graduate Research Assistant: January 2018 – December 2022
    • Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Student Research Assistant: 2011 – 2017
    • German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Planetary Research
    • Department of Planetary Geology, Berlin Adlershof, Germany
  • Exchange Graduate Program in Planetary Science: 2015 – 2016
    • The University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, AZ

Selected Awards: 
  • Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) 2020 – 2022
  • Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award: Department of Planetary Science, University of Arizona March 2022
  • Galileo Circle Scholarship, UA College of Science Galileo Circle Scholarships 2018, 2020, and 2022
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for the 2020–2021 academic year April 2020
  • Lipman Research Award GSA (Geological Society of America) Research Grant 2016
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholorship for Graduate and PhD students 2015 – 2016

Selected Publications: 
  1. G. D. Tolometti, C. D. Neish, C. W. Hamilton, G. R. Osinski, A. Kukko, and J. R. C. Voigt (2022): Differentiating Fissure-Fed Lava Flow Types and Facies Using RADAR and LiDAR: An Example From the 2014–2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Field. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.  0.1029/2021JB023419.
  2. G. Steinbruegge, M. S. Haynes, D. M. Schroeder, K. M. Scanlan, A. Stark D. A. Young, C. Grima, S. Kempf, G. Ng, D. Buhl, J. R. C. Voigt, T. Roatsch, and D. D. Blankenship (2022): Altimetry Measurements from Planetary Radar Sounders and Application to SHARAD on Mars. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3134638.
  3. J. R. C. Voigt, C. W. Hamilton, G. Steinbruegge, and S. P. Scheidt, (2021): Roughness Characterization of the 2014–2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Field in Iceland: Implications for Facies Mapping and Remote Sensing. Bulletin of Volcanology 83, 82 (2021). 10.1007/s00445-021-01499-4.
  4. J. R. C. Voigt, C. W. Hamilton, G. Steinbruegge, A. Hoskuldsson, I. Jonsdottir, and T. Thordarson (2021): Linking Lava Morphologies to Effusion Rates for the 2014–2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Field, Iceland. Geology.  0.1130/G49251.1.
  5. E. Lev, C. W. Hamilton, J. R. C. Voigt, A. C. Stadermann, Y. Zhan, and C. D. Neish (2021): Emplacement conditions of lunar impact melt flows. Icarus. Vol. 369, 114578, 10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114578.
  6. J. R. C. Voigt, C. W. Hamilton, S. P. Scheidt, U. Muenzer, A. Hoeskuldsson, I. Jonsdottir, and T. Thordarson (2021): Geomorphological Characterization of the 2014–2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Field in Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Vol. 419, 107278. 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2021.107278.
  7. G. Steinbruegge∗, J.R.C. Voigt∗, N. S.Wolfenbarger, C. W. Hamilton, K. M. Soderlund, D. A. Young, D. D. Blankenship, S. D. Vance, D. M. Schroeder, (2020): Brine Migration and Impact-Induced Cryovolcanism on Europa. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090797. 10.1029/2020GL090797. ∗Co-first author/corresponding authors.
  8. G. Steinbruegge, J. R. C. Voigt, D.M. Schroeder, A. Stark, M.S. Haynes, K. Scanlan, D.A. Young, C. Grima, H. Hussmann, D.D. Blankenship (2020): The Surface Roughness of Europa from Galileo Stereo Images. Icarus. Vol. 343, 113669. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113669.
  9. J. R. C. Voigt, and C. W. Hamilton (2018): Investigating the Volcanic versus Aqueous Origin of the Surficial Deposits in Eastern Elysium Planitia, Mars. Icarus. Vol. 309, 389–410, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2018.03.009.
  10. D. Tirsch, G. Erkeling, J. Bishop, J. R. C. Voigt, L. Tornabene, and R. Jaumann (2018): Geology of central Libya Montes, Mars: Aqueous alteration history from mineralogical and morphological mapping. Icarus. Vol. 314, 12–34, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2018.05.006.
  11. M. Golombek, M. Grott, G. Kargl, J. Andrade, J. Marshall, N. Warner, N. A. Teanby, H. E. Abarca, R. G. Deen, V. Ansan, E. Hauber, J. Voigt, R. Lichtenheldt, B. Knapmeyer-Endrun, A. Trebi-Ollennu, J. Singer, J. Maki, C. Schmelzbach, S. Kedar, D. Banfield, I. J. Daubar, D. Kipp, N. Muller, P. Lognonn´e, W. Folkner, S. Le Maistre, D. Mimoun, N. Murdoch, S. Piqueux, P. Delage, W. T. Pike, C. Charalambous, R. Lorenz, L. Fayon, S. Smrekar, A. Lucas, S. Rodriguez, P. Morgan, A. Spiga, T. Gudkova, O. Karatekin, M. Panning, R. Garcia, D. Giardini, U. Christensen, T. Nicollier, D. Sollberger, J. Robertsson, K. Ali, W. Kim, O. Khan, C. Sorice, P. Bailey, B. Kenda, M. Siegler, C. Vrettos, and W. B. Banerdt (2018): Geology and Physical Properties Investigations by the InSight Lander. Space Science Reviews. Vol. 214: 84, doi:10.1007/s11214-018-0512-7.
  12. R. Jaumann, D. Tirsch, E. Hauber, V. Ansan, G. Di Achille, G. Erkeling, F. Fueten, J. Head, M. G. Kleinhans, N. Mangold, G. G. Michael, G. Neukum, A. Pacificii, T. Platz, M. Pondrelli, J. Raack, D. Reiss, D. A. Williams, S. Adeli, D. Baratouxl, G. de Villiers, B. Foing, S. Gupta, K. Gwinner, H. Hiesinger, H. Hoffmann, L. Le Deit,L. Marinangeli, K.-D. Matz, V. Mertens, J. P. Muller, J. H. Pasckert, T. Roatsch, A. P. Rossi, F. Scholten, M. Sowe, J. Voigt, N. Warner (2015): Quantifying Geological Processes on Mars - Results of the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on Mars Express. Planetary and Space Science. Vol. 112, 53–97, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2014.11.029.
  13. K. Krohn, R. Jaumann, D. Elbeshausen, T. Kneissl, N. Schmedemann, R. Wagner, J. Voigt, K. Otto, K. D. Matz, F. Preusker, T. Roatsch, K. Stephan, C. A. Raymond, C. T. Russell (2014): Asymmetric craters on Vesta: Impact on sloping surfaces. Planetary and Space Science. Vol. 103, 36–56, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2014.04.011.
  14. J. L. Bishop, D. Tirsch, L. L. Tornabene, R. Jaumann, A. S. McEwen, P. C. McGuire, A. Ody, F. Poulet, R. N. Clark, M. Parente, N. K. McKeown, J. F. Mustard, S. L. Murchie, J. Voigt, Z. Aydin, M. Bamberg, A. Petau, G. Michael, F. P. Seelos, C. D. Hash, G. A. Swayze, and G. Neukum (2013): Mineralogy and morphology of geologic units at Libya Montes, Mars: Ancient aqueously derived outcrops, mafic flows, fluvial features, and impacts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. Vol. 118, 487–513, doi:10.1029/2012JE004151.
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