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Dr. Tanja Michalik

Dr. Tanja Michalik
  • Publications

    T. Michalik, A. Maturilli, E.A. Cloutis, K. Stephan, R. Milke, K.-D. Matz, R. Jaumann, L. Hecht, H. Hiesinger & K.A. Otto (2024) Laboratory VIS–NIR reflectance measurements of heated Vesta regolith analogs: Unraveling the spectral properties of the pitted impact deposits on Vesta. Meteoritics & PLanetary Science 59, Nr. 6, 1421-1454. doi: 10.1111/maps.14156

    T. Michalik, K. Stephan, E. A. Cloutis, K.-D. Matz, R. Jaumann, A. Raponi & K. A. Otto (2022) The Spectral Properties of Pitted Impact Deposits on Vesta as Seen by the Dawn VIR
    Instrument. The Planetary Science Journal, 3:182. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/ac7be0

    T. Michalik, K.-D. Matz, S. E. Schröder, R. Jaumann, K. Stephan, K. Krohn, F. Preusker, C. A. Raymond, C. T. Russell & K. A. Otto (2021) The unique spectral and geomorphological characteristics of pitted impact deposits associated with Marcia crater on Vesta. Icarus 369, 114633. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114633

    K. A. Otto, S. E. Schröder, H. D. Scharf, A. Greshake, N. Schmitz, F. Trauthan, S. Pieth, K. Stephan, T.-M. Ho, R. Jaumann, A. Koncz, T. Michalik & H. Yabuta (2021) Spectral and
    Petrographic Properties of Inclusions in Carbonaceous Chondrites and Comparison with in Situ Images from Asteroid Ryugu. The Planetary Science Journal, 2:188. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/ac034b


  • Projects

    DFG-Project 528399203: "Investigating Volatile-Related Processes on Rocky Planetary Bodies"

  • Curriculum Vitae

    • since 2023: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Department Solar system, Impacts & Meteorites
    • 2017-2022: PhD at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Free University Berlin, Dissertation: "The Pitted Impact Deposits on Asteroid 4 Vesta: An In-Depth Analysis"
    • 2014/2015: Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, School of Ocean and Technology (SOEST) and the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)
    • 2014-2017: Master of Science at the FU Berlin, Degree Program Geodynamics and Geomaterials, Masters thesis on remote sensing and spectral analysis of the asteroid Vesta
    • 2010-2014: Bachelor of Science at the FU Berlin, Degree Program Geological Sciences, Bachelors thesis on geochemical analysis of a meteorite
  • Tasks

    Postdoctoral research fellow in the department Solar system, Impacts & Meteorites


    • Numerical Modelling of impact events on the Moon
    • Mineralogical and spectral Analysis of meteoritic samples
    • Spectral and geological Analysis of remote sensing data of Mars, the Earth's Moon and the asteroid 4 Vesta