Associate Professor, UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Associate Professor, Planetary Sciences
Dr. Pascucci’s research is directed towards understanding the formation and evolution of giant and terrestrial planets in the Solar System and in other planetary systems. She is particularly interested in merging the cosmochemist view of the solar nebula evolution with the astronomical view of protoplanetary disk evolution and planet formation.
Her research activities include studies of exoplanetary architectures, evolution and dispersal of the pre-planetary material around young stars and associated physical mechanisms, and evolution of volatiles (e.g., water) in protoplanetary disks in relation to their delivery to terrestrial planets.