Department of Geophysical Sciences and the College
Edwin Kite’s current work focuses on problems relevant to long-term environmental stability and habitability on planets with solid surfaces, with an emphasis on analysis of spacecraft data for Mars and rocky exoplanets as input to a hierarchy of models.
Kite’s lead-authored publications have appeared in Nature Geoscience, Geology, Icarus, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geophysical Research Letters, and The Astrophysical Journal. He was a recipient of the California Institute of Technology O. K. Earl Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Berkeley Fellowship. In 2009, he shared the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the most outstanding paper published that year in Science.
Kite holds a BA and MSci from Cambridge University and earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Following completion of a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, he will join the faculty of the University of Chicago in January 2015.