Doug Hemingway has worked in both the space industry and planetary science research. As a space industry professional, he specialized in robotic servicing for the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope, then later served as Chief Scientist for Civil Space at Maxar Technologies. His research career began at UC Santa Cruz and was followed by research positions at UC Berkeley’s Miller Institute, at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and finally at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics where he is a research associate.
Hemingway’s research interests concern the processes that drive the evolution and behavior of planetary bodies and understanding the source of planetary diversity seen across the solar system and beyond. His research primarily involves geophysical modeling, with constraints coming in large part from spacecraft-based observations, especially relating to gravitational and magnetic fields. He works on problems related to magnetism, gravity, topography, elasticity/flexure/fracturing, heat production/transfer, and fluid dynamics.
Geophysical modeling, icy moons, planetary magnetism, space weathering.
PhD, Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz
MSc, cum laude, Space Studies, International Space University, Strasbourg, France
BASc, first class hon., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada