Joy Crisp

Ph.D, Geology, Princeton University, 1984.
Thesis: The Mogan and Fataga formations of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands): Geochemistry, petrology, and compositional zonation of the pyroclastic and lava flows; intensive thermodynamic variables within the magma chamber; and the depositional history of pyroclastic flow E/ET, Thesis advisor: Frank J. Spera
M.A., Geology, Princeton University, 1981.
B.A., magna cum laude, Geology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1979.
Work Experience

Research Scientist 1/89-9/04 and Principal Scientist in the Science Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 10/04-02/20.
  • Deputy Project Scientist: Mars Science Laboratory, 9/05-02/20.
  • CoI: CheMin X-ray Diffraction Instrument for Mars Science Laboratory, 12/04-02/20.
  • Project Scientist: Mars Sample Return Pre-Project, 10/04-8/05.
  • Science Lead: Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces, JPL Research and Technology Development Initiative, 10/04-8/05.
  • CoI: Mars Instrument Development Program, Atmospheric Electron X-ray Spectrometer for Mars, 10/03-10/06.
  • Project Scientist: Mars Exploration Rover Project, 5/00-3/06.
  • Study Scientist: '03 Mars Lander/'05 Mars Large Rover Study, 2/00-7/00.
  • Deputy Project Scientist: Mars Sample Return Project, 1999-2000.
  • Assistant Rover Scientist for Mars Pathfinder, 1997-1998.
  • CoI: ST4/Champollion Infrared and Camera Lander Experiment (CIRCLE), 1996-1999.
  • Investigation Scientist for the Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer on Mars Pathfinder, 1994-1998.
  • Technical Monitor: SBIR Phase I & II Contracts, miniature near-IR spectrometer, Brimrose Corp. of America, 1992-1996.
  • PI: NASA Volcano/Climate Interactions Program, 1992-1994.
  • PI: JPL Director's Fund (Spectrometer for Rocky 4 Microrover Demo), 1991-1992.
  • Deputy Team Leader and CoI: NASA Earth Observing System Interdisciplinary Volcanology Team, 1990-2000.
  • PI: NASA Land Processes Program (Remote Sensing Science), 1990-1992.
  • CoI: NASA Solid Earth Science Program, 1990-1991.
  • PI: NASA Planetary Geology & Geophysics Program, 1/89-9/04.
  • National Research Council Research Associate at JPL, 1/87-12/88.
    Adjunct Lecturer for undergraduate Igneous Petrology at UCLA, 10/85-12/85 and 10/86-12/86.
    Postdoc in the Earth and Space Sciences Dept., UCLA , Advisor: W. Gary Ernst, 9/84-12/86.
    Professional Society Membership

    AGU (American Geophysical Union) 1980-2020.
    GSA (Geological Society of America) 1979-2020.
    MSA (Mineralogical Society of America) 1980-2021.
    IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior) 1987-2019.
    Professional Committees, Panels, Reviews

    Mars International Collaboration Science Analysis Group (MIC-SAG), 2017.
    Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Subgroup: Mid-Range Rover Science Analysis Group (MRR-SAG), 2009.
    Canadian Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission Science Definition Team, 2009.
    Scientific Organizing Committee, 7th International Mars Conference, 2007.
    Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Subgroup: Mars Sample Return Science Steering Group, 2004.
    Co-Convener 6th International Mars Conference, 2003.
    Co-Chair AGU Special Session on Mars Exploration Rover Mission, 2002.
    NASA Mars Data Analysis Program Proposal Review Panel, FY99 and FY00.
    NASA Cosmochemistry Management Operations Working Group, FY00.
    NASA MUSES-C Science Team Proposal Review Panel, FY99.
    NASA Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program Proposal Review Panel, FY98.
    NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program Proposal Review Panel, FY98.
    JPL Working Team: Mission to the Solar System: A Road Map for NASA, FY96.
    Science Advisory Group for JPL Mars Robotic Technology, 1995-1996.
    NASA Lunar Exploration Science Working Group, 1992-1994.

    NASA Honor Award: Outstanding Public Leadership Medal, for outstanding leadership in enhancing the scientific return from the Mars Science Laboratory and the Mars Exploration Rovers by successfully guiding the science teams, 2020.
    NASA Group Achievement Award for the MSL G10 Ground Data System Development and Delivery Team, 2020.
    JPL Individual Bonus award for outstanding performance in managing the complex science team remote operations process for approval, resources, and troubleshooting, 2017.
    NASA Group Achievement Award for the MSL Extended Mission 1 Science and Operations Team, 2017.
    JPL Bonus Award for the MSL Science Leadership Team, 2016.
    NASA Group Achievement Award for the MSL Prime Mission Science and Operations Team, 2015.
    JPL Bonus Award for the MSL Extended Mission Proposal Team, 2014.
    NASA Honor Award: Exceptional Achievement Medal, for exceptional achievement in the development of MSL instrument capability, surface operations, and leadership preparing the science team for successful science operations, 2013.
    NASA Group Achievement Awards for the MSL CheMin Instrument Development and Science Team, MSL Science Office Development and Operations Team, MSL Surface Sampling and Science Systems Team, MSL SAM Instrument Development and Science Team, and MSL Project Operations Team, 2013.
    MSL Curiosity Rover Individual Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the Curiosity early surface mission as MSL Deputy Project Scientist, 2013.
    JPL Bonus Award for the MSL Science SIR 3 Review Team, 2010.
    NASA Group Achievement Award for the Mars Exploration Rover Third and Fourth Extended Mission Team, 2008.
    Women in Science and Technology Award, California State Assembly District 44 and State Senate District 21, 2005.
    NASA Group Achievement Awards for the Mars Exploration Rover First Extended Mission Team and Second Extended Mission Team, 2005.
    Christopher Clavius, S.J. award presented by Saint Joseph's University, to recognize the work of inspirational scientists, 2005.
    NASA Honor Award: Exceptional Service Medal, for outstanding contributions as Project Scientist for the MER Project in the development of the science mission and science plan, the environmental characterization of the landing sites, and for the maximization of mission science return, 2004.
    NASA Group Achievement Awards for the MER Mission System Development Team, Project Management Team, Science Operations Team, and Science/Science Support Team, 2004.
    JPL Individual Bonus Award for technical leadership as the Project Scientist for the generation of landing site environmental information for the Mars Exploration Rover mission, leading to a successful landing on Mars, 2004.
    NASA Group Achievement Awards for the Mars Pathfinder Flight Operations Team, Science Data Archiving Team, and Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer Operations Team, 1998.
    JPL Mars Pathfinder Microrover Certificate of Achievement, 1997.
    NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Pathfinder Science and Instruments Development Team, 1997.
    JPL Notable Organizational Value-Added Award, 1996.
    NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Science Microrover Demonstration, 1993.

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