June 21, 2023: Postdoc Daniel Carrera (PI) and Prof. Jake Simon (Co-PI) have won a NASA Emerging Worlds grant! 

April 25, 2023: Undergraduate Olivia Brouillette has been awarded the Bernice Black Durand Undergraduate Research Scholarship at Iowa State.  Congrats Olivia!!

January 12, 2023:  Jake Simon has just been selected as a 2023 Scialog Fellow for the Signatures of Life in the Universe (SLU) program. More information on this program can be found here:

December 12, 2022:  My dust growth and planetesimal formation review (in collaboration with Jürgen Blum, Til Birnstiel, and David Nesvorny) has been accepted as a chapter for publication in Comets III.  Here is the arXiv link:

November 17, 2022:  Undergraduate Olivia Brouillette has been accepted into the University of Iowa's Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference. Congrats Olivia!


October 19, 2022:  Undergraduate Olivia Brouillette has joined our team!


June 2022:  Graduate student Jay Lim has won a NASA FINESST award! Congrats Jay!