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Craig Hardgrove

Arizona State University

Dr. Craig Hardgrove is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University with expertise in planetary geology, small satellite missions, and development of remote sensing instrumentation. Craig has worked operations for the Mini-TES instrument on the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, as well as Mastcam, MAHLI, MARDI and DAN on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. Dr. Hardgrove has worked on interpretation of visible to near-infrared spectral data of high-silica, amorphous and Mg-oxide phases. In addition, Dr. Hardgrove is the Principal Investigator for the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map) CubeSat mission which will orbit the Moon and map hydrogen enrichments across the lunar south pole.