Brief Curriculum Vitae

 

Ramses Mario Ramirez

EDUCATION

2014 Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Geosciences* with Astrobiology minor
2009 Arizona State University, M.S., Planetary Geology
2005 University of South Florida, Geology
2001 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Graduated: High Honors

*with Ph.D. studies focused on the evolution of terrestrial planetary atmospheres

EMPLOYMENT

2017- present Research Scientist, Tokyo Institute of Technology Earth-Life Science Institute 
2014- 2017 Research Associate, Cornell University Department of Astronomy 
2010 – 2014 Research and Teaching Assistant, Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
2005 – 2009 Research and Teaching Assistant, Geological Sciences, Arizona State University

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Summers 1996- 2000 Intern, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
1995 – 1996 Intern, Seimens-Stromberg Carlson
Summer 1995, Intern, Data Management Engineering

AWARDS

2012 – 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University 
2010 – 2012 Bunton-Waller Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University 
Summer 2010 Krynine memorial fund scholarship  
Summer 2007 NAI scholar  
Summer 2005 Bob Dietz scholarship, Arizona State University  
2001 National Dean’s List recipient  

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Astronomical Society: Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Carl Sagan Institute
Explore Mars

INVITED TALKS

May 2017 Volcanic Hydrogen to Warm Early Mars and Increase the Size of the Habitable Zone, Earth-Life Science Institute Seminar Series, Earth-Life Science Institute

April 2017 The Habitable Zone: Extensions in Time and Space, Cornell University, Fuertes Observatory Seminar Series

April 2017 The Habitable Zone: Extensions in Time and Space, Space Telescope Science Institute, The Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series

February 2017 La Zona de Habitabilidad: Análisis y Últimos Avances, Arecibo Observatory, seminar talk

February 2017 La Zona de Habitabilidad: Análisis y Últimos Avances, University of Puerto Rico, Second Habitability Metrics Workshop

February 2017 An Assessment of Recent Solutions to Warm Early Mars, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder  Colloquium

January 2017 An Assessment of Recent Solutions to Warm Early Mars, University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences Seminar

November 2016 Some quick points about the potential habitability of Proxima Centauri b, Space Weather Conference, New Orleans

November 2016 Habitable Zones: An Overview of the Habitable Zone, Cornell University, Fuertes Observatory Seminar Series

September 2016 Una evaluación de Modelos Recientes para Calentar al Marte antiguo, Sociedad Científica de Astrobiología, Arequipa, Peru

June 2016 La evidencia de un Marte antiguo habitable y la importancia  del Desierto de la Joya, Universidad Catolica de San Pablo, Peru

March 2016 Pudieron las nubes cirros haber calentado al Marte antiguo? Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

February 2016 Could cirrus clouds have warmed early Mars? Astronomy Colloquium, Cornell University, NY

September 2015 La Zona de Habitabilidad, Capacitación de la Sociedad Científica de Astrobiología del Perú, Universidad Las Américas, Lima, Peru

September 2015 Habitable Zones from Pre- to Post-Main-Sequence Stars, Planetary Lunch Seminar, Cornell University, NY

May 2015  The solar system as a guide to understanding exoplanet habitability, kick-off meeting to Carl Sagan Institute Inauguration, Ithaca, NY

April 2015  A CO2-H2 greenhouse for early Mars. Georgia Institute of Technology Earth and Atmospheric (EAS) colloquium, Atlanta, GA

March 2015 Habitable Zones of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars, Oral presentation, Cornell University Department of Astronomy Colloquium, Ithaca, NY

Feb 2015 A CO2-H2 greenhouse for early Mars., Instituto Geofisico de Peru, Lima, Peru

Jan 2015 Effects of Relative Humidity and Clouds on the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone Oral presentation, SETI, Moffet Field, CA

November 2014 Effects of Relative Humidity and Clouds on the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone Oral presentation, Getting Ready for Planetology outside the Solar System, Ringberg, Germany

September 2014 Habitable Zones around Main Sequence Stars: A Review of Past and Present Studies, Oral presentation, Cornell University Department of Astronomy Planetary Seminar Series, Ithaca, NY

July 2014 Habitable Zones around Main Sequence Stars: a Review of Past and Present Studies. Oral presentation, NASA Ames Space Science (SS) Seminar Series, Moffet Field, CA

June 2014 Habitable Zones around Main Sequence Stars: a Review of Past and Present Studies Oral presentation, Bay Area Exoplanets Seminar Series, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA

November 2013 A CO2-H2 greenhouse for early Mars.  NASA Ames

June 2013 A CO2-H2 greenhouse for early Mars, AGU Chapman Conference, Annapolis, MD

INVITED GUEST LECTURES

April 2015  Habitable zones of pre-main and post-main-sequence stars. “Origins of Planetary Systems” course taught by Dr. Britney Schmidt, Georgia Institute of Technology Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA

Nov 2014 Habitable Zones: An Overview of the Goldilocks Zones, Introductory planetary science course taught by Dr. Alexander Hayes, Cornell University Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY

SELECTED LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

December 2015 Could cirrus clouds warm early Mars?, Oral presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015. San Francisco, California

June 2015 Planetary Habitability in the Post- and Pre-Main Sequence. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2015. Chicago, Illinois

May 2015 Habitable Zones of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars. Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) Symposium. Penn State University, State College, PA

March 2015 Habitable Zones from Infant to Ancient Earths, Poster, Simon’s Foundation, New York City, NY

July 2014 Warming early Mars with CO2 and H2 , Poster, Eighth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA

 April 2014 Can increased CO2 levels trigger a runaway greenhouse on the Earth? .Poster, Habitable Worlds Across Time and Space, Baltimore, MD

June 2013 Habitable zones around main-sequence stars: The greenhouse and anti-greenhouse effects of CH4 and H2, Poster, AGU Chapman Conference in Annapolis, MD

April 2013 How close are we to a runaway greenhouse?, Oral presentation, Earth System Science Center (ESCC) Climate Seminar Series

 December 2012 A CO2-H2 Greenhouse for Early Mars, Oral presentation, AGU

April 2012 The Greenhouse Effect with Dense CO2 Atmospheres Around F,G, and M-Stars, Oral presentation, Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), Atlanta, GA

December 2011 Greenhouse warming of early Mars and extrasolar planets plus a critique of the impact hypothesis for martian valley formation,Oral presentation, AGU

March 2008 An assessment of near-surface conditions conducive to Ionian sulfur flows, Poster, LPSC XXXIX in League City, Texas

April 2000 Multi-pass orbit shaping maneuvers to GEO, Oral presentation, AIAA student conference, Savannah, GA

PROFESSIONAL

Referee for Nature Geoscience, The Astrophysical Journal, International Journal of Astrobiology, Earth, Planets, and Space, and Challenges,  Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Indian Journal of Physics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical  Society, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

2015-2016, Conference organizer, Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) 2016 Cornell
2015, Conference session organizer to “Direct Imaging of Habitable Exoplanets: Progress and Future”, American Geophysical Conference (AGU)
2015, Conference session organizer to “Definition and Boundaries of Habitable Zones”, AbSciCon
2015, Conference session chair to “Definition and Boundaries of Habitable Zones”, AbSciCon
2014- 2015 Conference organizer, Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) 2016, Penn State
2015 Conference session chair, Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) 2016, Penn State
2010-2014 Member, Penn State Geosciences Colloquium Committee
2013 Moderator, Geosciences Colloquium Lunch Brian Toon
2000 SAT Tutor, Mathematics

OUTREACH 

2012 Director, Astrofest planetarium show, Penn State University
2011 Volunteer, AstroFest, Penn State University
2011 Speaker, Mount Nittany Elementary school
2007 Volunteer, Sally Ride Festival, Arizona State University
2005- 2009 Volunteer, School of Earth and Space Exploration Day

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