Penny King

Australian National University

Canberra, ACT

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Dr. Penny King's research group examines surface and interior processes on planetary bodies. The group aims to understand the fundamental aspects of how materials in the solar system behave and how to identify them using remote and infrared techniques. Knowing how materials change under different conditions allows us to predict planetary environments (in the past and future) and to make better tools to explore our solar system, active processes on the Earth’s surface, and the effects of climate change.  Dr. King has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and has edited two books. She is passionate about improving opportunities for career pathways for diverse groups in the workplace.