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Christopher Bennett

Assistant Professor
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University of Central Florida
United States of America

Christopher Bennett

Biography

Dr. Christopher Bennett received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2009. He spent three years as a postdoctoral associate at the NASA Astrobiology Institute (Institute for Astronomy, Hawai’i) from 2009-2012 and two years as a postdoctoral associate at Georgia Tech from 2012 – 2014 in the department of Chemistry. He then joined GeorgiaTech as a research scientist for two years from 2014-2016 before joining UCF in 2016, where he has been an Assistant Professor since 2016. 

Research Interest

PHYSICAL & ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES, ASTROCHEMISTRY, ASTROBIOLOGY, AND PLANETARY SCIENCE. 

Publications

  • C.J. Bennett, C. P. Ennis, R. I. Kaiser, Experimental Studies on the Formation of D2O and D2O2 by Implantation of Energetic D+ Ions into Oxygen Ices. The Astrophysical Journal, 782, 63 (2014)

  • C.J. Bennett, C. P. Ennis, R. I. Kaiser, “Implantation of Energetic D+ Ions into Carbon Dioxide Ices and Implications to our Solar System: Formation of D2O and D2CO3”, the Astrophysical Journal, 794, 57 (2014)

  • C.J. Bennett, J. L. McLain, M. Sarantos, R. D. Gann, A. DeSimone, T. M. Orlando, “Potential Contributions to Mercury’s Exospheric Calcium and the Loss of Hollows Surface Material: Photon-Stimulated Desorption of Calcium Neutrals from Calcium Sulfide”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121, 137 (2016)

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