Dr. Juan Homero Hinojosa, associate professor of physics at Texas A&M International University and dean of the University's College of Science and Technology, recently participated in the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) held in San Francisco, California.
Over 8,000 scientists from around the world attended the AGU Meeting.
The AGU is an international scientific society that promotes the scientific study of Earth, its environment in space, and the solar system in general.
At the AGU Meeting, Dr. Hinojosa, joined by Dr. J.R. Zimbelman of the Smithsonian Institution, presided over a panel of poster presentations on "Terrestrial Planets and Material Properties." Among the institutions represented at their session were the University of California - Berkeley, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Arizona, Kanazawa University (Japan), Brigham Young University, Universita d'Annunzia Viale Pindaro (Italy), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Dr. Hinojosa also presented research he conducted that provides analysis of Venus gravity and topography data from the Magellan Mission. His presentation was entitled "Global Gravity Gradient Tensor Components of the Planet Venus: Implications for Lithospheric Thickness."
Hinojosa, who grew up in Nuevo Laredo and Eagle Pass, joined the University in 1991. Prior to A&M International, he taught at The University of Texas at El Paso.
He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, an M.A. in Geophysics, also from Johns Hopkins, and a Sc.B. in Physics/Mathematics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
His research interests include solid earth and planetary geophysics, numerical modeling and computational techniques, and large-scale tectonic deformations.
He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, The American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
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