Our Team

Astromat is developed and operated at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University by a team that has long-term experience in the management of geochemical, petrological, mineralogical, and geochronological laboratory data acquired on physical samples and operates the EarthChem and SESAR data systems.

Our team of domain scientists, geoinformaticians, data curators and software engineers share a passion for the management and stewardship of astromaterials data. With decades of combined experience in data acquisition, data management, database and software system design, and scientific analysis our team aspires to support new and innovative discoveries in planetary sciences. We work closely with our user communities to ensure that we continually optimize our tools and services to meet their needs. We also actively participate in the community of data stewards and cyberinfrastructure specialists to ensure that our systems meet evolving standards for interoperability and information sharing.

We encourage an open and responsive dialogue with our community of stakeholders and always welcome feedback.