Education: B.S. Geology, Towson University (Towson, MD)
My research interests include martian igneous petrology, geobiology, planetary science, and studying the formation and evolution of celestial bodies in our solar system. My master’s thesis is focused on studying melt inclusions and the petrological link between the different martian poikilitic shergottite meteorites. In addition, this project will be focused on determining the isotopic compositions and crystallization ages in two poikilitic shergottites. My other research interests include geochemistry, instrumental techniques used for detecting biosignatures on future Mars missions, the application of drones and GIS techniques in field work, and using Earth analogs for planetary studies of other celestial bodies.
O’Neal, Evan. W., Marks, K., Knudson, C., McAdam, A., Williams, A. J. Geobiology of an Acid Mine Drainage Environment Along a Stream Gradient, Centralia, PA. Geological Society of America Northeastern/North-Central Joint Section Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, March 2017
O’Neal, Evan. W., Williams, A. J., Detection of Physical Biosignatures in Drill Fines via SEM for Future Planetary Missions. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington D.C, December 2018
Marks, K., O’Neal, E.W., Williams, A.J., 2017 Effects of Acid Mine Drainage on Aqueous Geochemistry of Big Mine Run and Mahanoy Creek in East-Central Pennsylvania: A Downstream Evaluation Geological Society of America Northeastern/North-Central Joint Section Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, March 2017