Shuai Li’s website


    My research focuses on using remote sensing methods to understand the geological evolution of planetary surfaces and interiors, with an emphasis on constraining how such techniques can be used to quantify surface properties and composition.


My previous, current, and future research interests are wide-ranging and include lunar volcanism, petrologic evolution of the asteroid 4 Vesta, mapping of hydrated salts on Europa, and refinement of radiative transfer models for quantitative mineral mapping of planetary surfaces. Specific interests include studying the distribution, variation, and origin of volatiles on airless bodies (e.g., H2O/OH- on the Moon and asteroids) in order to improve our understanding about solar wind, volatile-delivering impact, magmatic, and space weathering processes. A common theme in my research is the modeling of hyperspectral imaging data (primarily visible-near infrared reflectance spectra) using a combination of radiative transfer theory, empirical models, and laboratory experiments. These results are then integrated with other available datasets such as topography, tomography, visible imagery, and radar to understand planetary surface compositions at spatial scales ranging from micrometers to kilometers.

Office: LF304


Phone: 317-292-4535


Advisor: Ralph E. Milliken


Last update: 01-20-2016