Primary Advisor: John Moores
Secondary Advisor: Kimberly Strong
Dr. Paul J. Godin is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. John E. Moores' group and a trainee in the TEPS group. He completed his PhD in atmospheric spectroscopy at the University of Toronto, where he evaluated the global warming potentials of several fluorinated chemicals predicted to have increased emissions in the future. His current research as a member of the Planetary Volatiles Laboratory includes developing a methodology to detect ice deposits in permanently shadowed regions of the moon using reflected starlight as a passive remote sensing technique; investigating UV absorption through mineral solutions likely found on early Mars to determine their habitability for life on Mars; and making new spectroscopic measurements of gas mixtures to try to solve how early Mars' atmosphere could trap enough heat to produce a warm and wet surface.