Maggie McAdam

Associate Project Scientist for SOFIA

Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1.
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

I support NASA and SOFIA through public facing communications and coordinating with the SOFIA team on important scientific announcements.

Research interests:

I study asteroids and meteorites using near and mid-infrared spectroscopy. I use spectroscopy to identify and quantify different types of rocky materials. Using this information, I make interpretations of the history and evolution of asteroids and the Solar System.


PhD: University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy, 2017
B.Sc. Mount Holyoke College, 2010

Professional Experience:

2020 - present: Associate Project Scientist, SOFIA, NASA Ames Research Center
2017 - 2020: Post-doctoral Scholar, Northern Arizona University

Highlight publications:

"Spectral Evidence for Amorphous Silicates in Low-Metamorphic Grade CO Meteorites and Their Parent Bodies."
2018, Icarus, 306, 32-49.

"Aqueous alteration on asteroids: Linking the mineralogy and spectroscopy of CM and CI chondrites"
2015, Icarus, Vol. 245, 320-332.