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Ya Huei Huang

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Description

Ya Huei Huang is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, working with the Soderblom group. Her research primarily focuses on the Moon and is to understand how numerical modeling constrained by observation data such as spacecraft-acquired data sets and returned lunar samples can help us to understand the lunar bombardment history and regolith transport process driven by impacts on the Moon.


Y.-H. Huang, D.A. Minton, N.E.B. Zellner, M. Hirabayashi, J.E. Richardson, C.I. Fassett (2018). No Change in Recent Lunar Impact Flux Required Based on Modeling of Impact Glass Spherule Age Distributions. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 6805-6813.

J. R. Elliott, Y.-H. Huang, D.A. Minton, A.M. Freed (2018). The Length of Lunar Crater Rays Explained Using Secondary Crater Scaling. Icarus, 312, 231-246.

Y.-H. Huang, D.A. Minton, M. Hirabayashi, J.R. Elliott, C.I. Fassett, N.E.B. Zellner (2017). Heterogeneous Impact Transport on the Moon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122, 1158-1180.

Y.-H. Huang, and C.-M. Chen (2012). Statistical Analysis and Computational Prediction of Helical Kinks in Membrane Proteins. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 10, 1171-1185.

Y.-H. Huang, and I.-G. Jiang (2010). The Velocity-Size Relation for Members of Asteroid Families. (Master thesis)


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (2015) Purdue Research Foundation Research Assistantship (2014)  

Contact Information




PhD Planetary Science, Purdue University, USA (2018)
MS Physics and Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (2010)
BS Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2008)