Dave Williams

Dave Williams
Contact Information
Organization:School of Earth and Space Exploration
550 E. Tyler Mall
Bateman PSF686
Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
Phone Number: O: 480-965-7045
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Social Media:
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IG: @davidaw222

Dr. David A. Williams is a Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.  He has over 30 years experience working on NASA planetary missions, including Magellan (Venus), Galileo (Earth-Moon & asteroid flybys), Galileo (Jupiter), Mars Express (HRSC Co-I), Dawn (Vesta Participating Scientist), Dawn (Ceres, Science Team Co-I), Psyche (Co-I and Deputy Lead, Imager), and Athena (Co-I & Imager Lead, SIMPLEx proposals).  Mission experience includes observation planning, image processing, data analysis and geological mapping using ArcGIS™.  Director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, the NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility at ASU.  Director of the NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory, NASA Ames.  Volcanologist and planetary geologist, specializing in mathematical modeling of lava flow emplacement, and photogeologic studies and geologic mapping of planetary surfaces.  He has extensive experience in informal education, giving talks on NASA Planetary Science to community groups (~15-20 talks per year since 2004).

Professional Information
My SMD Projects:

Deputy PI, SME Engagement, SCoPE (ASU)

SME Co-I, Infiniscope 1.0 and 2.0 (ASU)

My Professional Societies:

GSA, AGU, DPS-AAS, IAVCEI (international volcanology organization), AAAS, The Planetary Society, National Space Society

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Podcast released: Dr. David Williams discusses Space Exploration and NASA’s Psyche Mission, The Blunt Report podcast, http://www.thebluntreport.com/

My EPO Videos:  https://rpif.asu.edu/dawilliams-videos/