Arya Udry

Associate Professor of Geoscience
Expertise: Planetary Igneous Petrology, Martian Geology, Planetary Science, Meteorites

Biography

Geoscience professor Arya Udry is an expert on planetary igneous petrology, including Martian petrology.

Udry's research aims to better understand the general evolution of Mars through meteorite and rover data analyses. Under the support of UNLV and NASA, she has studied rocks measured at the Martian surface by rovers. Udry's research also expands to the asteroid belt, with investigation of enstatite-rich meteorites that are comparative to those found on the planet Mercury.

Education

  • Ph.D.. University of Tennessee
  • M.S., University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • B.S., University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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Arya Udry In The News

Las Vegas Sun
December 29, 2020
When Arya Udry was a little girl, she would stare at the sky and ponder the possibility of life beyond Earth.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 24, 2020
NASA has selected another UNLV professor to join the team of scientists working on the Mars 2020 mission.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 24, 2020
A local professor has been chosen to join a mission to Mars. UNLV Geoscientist Arya Udry was selected out of 119 applicants by NASA.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 24, 2020
A local professor has been chosen to join a mission to Mars. UNLV Geoscientist Arya Udry was selected out of 119 applicants by NASA.

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Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020
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UNLV geoscientist Arya Udry sits in front of her microscope in her office
Research | December 21, 2020
Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.
A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020
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Campus News | July 2, 2020
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