Skip to main content
Start main content

Teaching Staff

Professor MICHALSKI, Joseph

Professor MICHALSKI, Joseph

Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (BGSU); MSc, PhD (ASU)

  • 3917 1452
  • Room 305, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching area

  • Planetary Geology
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Leaving Earth: Our Future in Space


Research Interest

  • Remote sensing
  • Mineralogy and geomorphology 
  • Planetary Science



  • Bishop, J.L., A.G. Fairen, J. R. Michalski, L. Gago-Duport, L. Baker, M. A. Velbel, C. Gross, and E. B. Rampe (2018). Surface clay formation during short-term warmer and wetter conditions on a largely cold ancient Mars, Nature Astronomy.
  • Michalski, J. R. T.C. Onstott, S. J. Mojzsis, J. Mustard, Q. chan, P. B. Niles, and S. Stewart Johnson (2017), The Martian subsurface as a potential window into the origin of life, Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0015-2
  • Michalski, J. R., E. Z. Noe Dobrea, P. B. Niles and J. Cuadros (2017). Hydrothermal seafloor deposits in Eridania basin on Mars, Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS15978. 
  • Niles, P. B., J. Michalski, D. W. Ming and D. C. Golden (2017). Elevated olivine weathering rates and sulfate formation at cryogenic temperatures on Mars, Nature Communications 8, 998
  • Michalski, J. R., T. D. Glotch, L. R. Friedlander, M. D. Dyar, D. L. Bish, T. G. Sharp and J. Carter (2017), Shock metamorphism of clay minerals on Mars by meteor impact, Geophysical Research Letters, 44. DOI:10.1002/2017GL073423


Awards and Honors

  • Marie Curie Scholar
  • United Kingdom Space Agency Aurora Scholar
  • Bowling Green State University Distinguished Alumni
  • Arizona State University Graduate Scholar