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Mathieu Lapôtre

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Prof. Lapôtre leads the Earth & Planetary Surface Processes group. His research focuses on the physics behind sedimentary and geomorphic processes that shape planetary surfaces (including Earth's), and aims to untangle what landforms and rocks tell us about the past hydrology, climate, and habitability of planets.


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Geology (2017)
M.S., California Institute of Technology, Planetary Science (2014)
M.S. (Ingenieur), Ecole & Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, Geophysical Engineering (2011)
M.S., Universite de Strasbourg, Environmental Science & Engineering (2011)
B.S., Universite de Strasbourg, Geophysics with minor in Astrophysics (2009)