Tenure Track Faculty
Dr. Schneider's research interests lie in the areas of the origin & evolution of planetary atmospheres, planetary spectroscopy, planetary magnetospheres, extra-solar planets, scientific visualization, and instrument development. His current primary focus is Mars and the evolution of its atmosphere. He serves as Instrument Lead on the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph on a NASA Mars Scout mission 'MAVEN' (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, Bruce Jakosky PI), now in its 6th year of operation at Mars. He is also a co-investigator on the Mars Express Mission associated with the SPICAM instrument team. Dr. Schneider also maintains an active program focused on the physics of planetary magnetospheres, particularly the interactions between planetary plasmas and the satellites of the outer planets. He is a Co-investigator on the European Space Agency 'JUICE' mission to the Jupiter system, and a Guest Investigator on the Hisaki mission studying UV emissions from the Jupiter-Io system.