Dr Jen Mitchell
Probe Lab Manager, University of Minnesota
Jen is an igneous petrologist whose research focuses on non-destructive analytical techniques to investigate meteorites - rocks that formed billions of years ago on asteroids and other planets - and what they can tell us about the early Solar System, as well as all things rock-related on Earth.
Her PhD focused on the formation and evolution of the asteroid Vesta, exploring the complexity of igneous processes in the early Solar System through a range of analytical techniques and geochemical modelling.
Mitchell, J.T., Tomkins, A.G., Newton, C. & Johnson, T.E. (2021), A model for evolving crust on 4 Vesta through combined compositional and thermal modelling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 571, 117105 DOI
Tomkins, A.G., Johnson, T.E. & Mitchell, J.T. (2020), A review of the chondrite-achondrite transition, and a metamorphic facies series for equilibrated primitive stony meteorites, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55, 857-885 DOI
Jansen-Sturgeon, T., Hartig, B.A.D., Madsen, G.J., Bland, P.A., Sansom, E.K., Devillepoix, H.A.R., Howie, R.M., Cupak, M., Towner, M.C., Cox, M.A., Nevill, N.D., Hoskins, Z.N.P., Bonning, G.P., Calcino, J., Clark, J.T., Henson, B.M., Langendam, A., Matthews, S.J., McClafferty, T.P., Mitchell, J.T., O'Neill, C.J., Smith, L.T., Tait, A.W. (2020), Recreating the OSIRIS-REx slingshot manoeuvre from a network of ground-based sensors, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 37, e049 DOI
Mitchell, J.T. & Tomkins, A. G. (2019), On the source of diogenites and olivine diogenites: Compositional diversity from variable fO2, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 258, 37-49 DOI
Mitchell, J.T., Stephen, N.R. & Tomkins, A.G. (2021) Sampling an Impact Melt Sheet with Unusual Diogenite Northwest Africa 5480, LPI Contributions 2609, #6008
Mitchell, J.T., Tomkins, A.G., Newton, C. & Johnson, T.E. (2021), The evolving crust of 4 Vesta from compositional and thermal modelling, 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, #1576
Mitchell, J.T. & Tomkins, A.G. (2019), Compositional diversity of diogenites: variable fO2 and post-eucritic magmatism, LPI Contributions 2157, #6065
Brand, H.E.A., Langendam, A.D., Whitworth, A.J., Alkemade, A.L., Mitchell, J.T., Davis, A., Stephen, N.R. & Tomkins, A.G. (2019) Meteorites on the Nullarbor Plain, Insights from Synchrotron Powder Diffraction, Lunar & Planetary Science Conference
Mitchell, J.T. & Tomkins, A.G. (2019), Constraining ejecta blanket conditions of Dhofar 018 form a single pristine chondrule, SSERVI Australia
Mitchell, J.T. & Tomkins, A.G. (2018), On the origin of olivine diogenites and diogenites: compositional diversity linked to variable fO2, 22nd Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, #IMA2018-1393
Mitchell, J.T. & Stephen, N.R. (2016) Revisiting NWA 3141, 8266 and 8594; Two Eucrites and a Howardite?, LPI Contributions 1921, 79, 6224