UntitledAmanda Ostwald

Ph.D. candidate
Email: ostwald@unlv.nevada.edu 

Amanda Ostwald’s CV

B.S. in Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (2017)

Research Interests:
My research interests are primarily in igneous petrology and sample science. My master’s thesis focus is on the Mars nakhlite meteorites, which (as a class of young meteorites) have important implications for the planet’s recent volcanic and hydrologic processes. I use petrographic microscopy and electron microprobe analysis to understand the formation history of nakhlites. My other research interests include Mars surface processes, experimental geochemistry, remote sensing, and the use of drones for geologic fieldwork.

Courses Taught:
GEOL 101 Introduction to geology lab
GEOl 327 Igneous and Metamorphic petrology lab

Published Abstracts:

Ostwald, A.M., Sutter, B., & Peretyazhko, T.S. (2018). Smectite Formation in Flow-Through Experiments. Poster presented at the 13th Annual UNLV Geosymposium, Las Vegas, NV.

Ostwald, A.M., Sutter, B., & Peretyazhko, T.S. (2018). Open Hydrologic Assessment of Phyllosilicate Formation on Early Mars. Poster presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, Houston, TX.

Ostwald, A.M., & Hurtado, J.M. (2017). 3D models from structure-from-motion photogrammetry using Mars Science Laboratory images: methods and implications. Poster presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2017, Houston, TX.

Ostwald, A.M., et al. (2016). Petrology of the proterozoic Castner marble, Franklin Mountains, West Texas, USA. Poster presented at the UTEP Geoscience Colloquium, El Paso, TX