Planetary Environments Laboratory

Emileigh S Shoemaker


Emileigh S Shoemaker's Contact Card & Information.
Org Code: 690.1
Mail Code 690.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Shoemaker's current research interests focus on volcanic and cryospheric processes on Mars, the Moon, and Earth and in situ resource utilization for human exploration of these bodies. She uses a variety of techniques to explore these processes including orbital and rover remote sensing observations, theoretical modeling, and field investigations of terrestrial analog sites. Dr. Shoemaker is also exploring how radar remote sensing and ground-penetrating radar systems and analysis techniques may best be applied to achieve in situ resource utilization objectives for human or robotic exploration of these bodies.


2023, PhD, Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona

2021, MSc, Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona

2017, BSc, Physics, Towson University


2022, Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellow

2022, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Curson Education Fund Travel Grant

2022, University of Arizona Galileo Circle Scholar

2020, John C. Mather Nobel Scholar



2024. "Ground penetrating radar observations of the contact between the western delta and the crater floor of Jezero crater, Mars." Science Advances 10 (4): [10.1126/sciadv.adi8339] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "RIMFAX Ground Penetrating Radar Reveals Dielectric Permittivity and Rock Density of Shallow Martian Subsurface." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 128 (5): [10.1029/2022je007598] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Radar Attenuation in the Shallow Martian Subsurface: RIMFAX Time‐Frequency Analysis and Constant‐Q Characterization Over Jezero Crater Floor." Geophysical Research Letters 50 (7): [10.1029/2022gl101429] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "New Insights Into Subsurface Stratigraphy Northwest of Ascraeus Mons, Mars, Using the SHARAD and MARSIS Radar Sounders." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 127 (6): [10.1029/2022je007210] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Identifying Circumgalactic Medium Absorption in QSO Spectra: A Bayesian Approach." The Astrophysical Journal 923 (1): 44 [10.3847/1538-4357/ac2954] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Radar Sounding of Open Basin Lakes on Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets [10.1029/2018je005591] [Journal Article/Letter]