Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
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).
Deputy PI, SME Engagement, SCoPE (ASU)
SME Co-I, Infiniscope 1.0 and 2.0 (ASU)
GSA, AGU, DPS-AAS, IAVCEI (international volcanology organization), AAAS, The Planetary Society, National Space Society