Harold Connolly, Jr.

Harold Connolly, Jr.

Harold Connolly, Jr., Founding Chair and Professor

856-256-5261
214 Rowan Hall
 
Dr. Connolly is a Co-Investigator and Mission Sample Scientist on NASA’s asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-Rex. He is also a Co-Investigator on JAXA’s asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa2, and is a member of the sample analysis team.
 
Courses taught:
GEOL 01.201 Mineralogy and Petrology
 
Research keywords: Meteorites, Asteroid, Cosmochemistry, Petrology, Chondrules
 
Research
Dr. Connolly’s research focuses on investigating the origin and evolution of chondrites, 4.567 billion-year-old rocks and the planetary materials from which the Earth was made. Dr. Connolly is a petrologist classically trained in geology, but his research bridges geology, cosmochemistry, astrophysics, and dynamical modeling. He also works in international diplomacy within science and was a visiting Professor of Natural Sciences at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 2015.
 
Education
1996 Ph.D. Geological Sciences, Rutgers University
1991 M.S. Geological Sciences, Rutgers University
1987 B. A. Geological Sciences, Rutgers Univeristy
 
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