Sasha WarrenGraduate Student

Research Focus:
Planetary Science
HGS 437

About me:

I graduated from Durham University in the UK with my BSc in Geosciences in 2018, and joined the Geophysical Sciences Department that same year. Since starting at UChicago, I have worked on problems in areas ranging from sediment transport on Mars, to the evolution of Venus' atmosphere with my advisor Prof. Edwin Kite. I am broadly interested in what geology can tell us about how planetary atmospheres and climates have evolved over geologic time, integrating tools such as high-resolution spacecraft imagery and numerical modeling to investigate processes like impact cratering, erosion during dam breaching events, and volcanic degassing.  



Warren, A. O., Holo, S.,  Kite, E. S., Wilson, S. A. (2020). Overspilling small craters on a dry Mars: Insights from breach erosion modeling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,

Warren, A. O., Kite, E. S., Williams, J.‐P., & Horgan, B. (2019). Through the thick and thin: New constraints on Mars paleopressure history 3.8 ‐ 4 Ga from small exhumed craters. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 124, 27932818.


Awards & Distinctions:

NASA FINESST Recipient 2020 (Martian craters and climate history)

University of Chicago McCormick Fellowship (2018-2020)

Mineralogical Society Student Award (2018)

Durham University Vice Chancellors Academic Excellence Scholarship (2017-2018)

Durham University Earth Sciences BP Departmental Prize (2017)

Brooke Owens Fellow 2017