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Research interests:

  • Tidal-tectonic processes on icy satellites

  • Surface processes of terrestrial planets and outer planet satellites

  • Solar system and satellite system architecture and orbital evolution

  • Dynamical/collisional evolution and characterization of small bodies

  • Education:

  • PhD - Earth & Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley, Fall 2011. The rotation and fracture history of Europa from modeling of tidal-tectonic processes. Research advisor: Michael Manga.

  • B.Sc. - Physics, University of Arizona, Spring 2003. Research mentors: Richard Greenberg, Paul Geissler, Terry Hurford.

  • Publications:

    Previously published under the surname Sarid.

  • Rhoden, Alyssa Rose, Gilead Wurman, Michael Manga, Eric M. Huff, and Terry A. Hurford; Shell tectonics: a mechanical model for strike-slip displacement on Europa. Icarus 218(1), p. 297-307, 3/2012.

  • Rhoden, Alyssa Rose, Terry A. Hurford, and Michael Manga; Strike-slip faults patterns on Europa: Obliquity or polar wander? Icarus 211(1), p. 636- 647, 1/2011.

  • Rhoden, Alyssa Rose, Burkhard Militzer, Eric M. Huff, Terry A. Hurford, Michael Manga, and Mark Richards; Constraints on Europa’s rotational dynamics from modeling of tidally-driven fractures; Icarus 210(2), p. 770-784, 12/2010.

  • Hurford, T.A., A. R. Sarid, R. Greenberg, B. G. Bills; The Influence of Obliquity on Europan Cycloid Formation; Icarus 202(1), p. 197-215, 7/2009.

  • Hurford, T.A., A. R. Sarid, R. Greenberg; Cycloidal cracks on Europa: Improved modeling and rotation implications; Icarus 186(1), p. 218-233, 1/2007.

  • Riley, Jeannie, Richard Greenberg, Alyssa Sarid; Europa’s south pole region: A sequential reconstruction of surface modification processes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters 248(304), p. 808-821, 8/2006.

  • Sarid, Alyssa Rose, Terry Hurford, Richard Greenberg; Crack Azimuths on Europa – Sequencing of the Northern Leading Hemisphere; JGR – Planets 111(E8), 8/2006.

  • Hurford, Terry A., Ross A. Beyer, Brittany Schmidt, Brandon Preblich, Alyssa R. Sarid, Richard Greenberg; Flexure of Europa’s lithosphere due to ridge-loading; Icarus 177(2), p. 380-396, 10/2005.

  • Sarid, Alyssa Rose, Richard Greenberg, Gregory V. Hoppa, David M. Brown Jr., Paul Geissler; Crack azimuths on Europa: The G1 lineament sequence revisited; Icarus 173(2) p. 469-479, 2/2005.

  • Sarid, Alyssa Rose, Richard Greenberg, Gregory V. Hoppa, Paul Geissler, Brandon Preblich; Crack azimuths on Europa: Time sequence in the southern leading face; Icarus 168(1), p. 144-157, 3/2004.

  • Sarid, Alyssa Rose, Richard Greenberg, Gregory V. Hoppa, B. R. Tufts, Paul Geissler; Polar Wander and Surface Convergence of Europa’s Ice Shell: Evidence from a Survey of Strike-Slip Displacement; Icarus 158(1), p. 24-41, 7/2002.

  • Greenberg, Richard, Gregory V. Hoppa, Paul Geissler, Alyssa Sarid, and B.R. Tufts; The Rotation of Europa; Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 83(1), p. 35-47, 5/2002.

  • Fellowships & honors:

  • Spring 2012 - Present NASA Postdoctoral Fellow - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Spring 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sci. at Berkeley

  • Fall 2009 - 2011 NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship

  • Fall 2005 - 2009 Berkeley Chancellor’s Opportunity Fellowship

  • Fall 2000 - 2001 UA/NASA Space Grant Internship Program

  • Graduate teaching experience:

  • Spring 2011, The Planets (ASTRO C12) - Geoff Marcy & Burkhard Militzer

  • Fall 2009, Planetary Astrophysics (EPS 162c) - Imke dePater

  • Spring 2008, The Planets (ASTRO 12) - Michael Manga & Geoff Marcy

  • Fall 2007, Physics of the Earth & Planetary Interiors (EPS 122), Richard Allen