I am a laser spectroscopist who studies physical and chemical processes that are important in the upper atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and Venus. The Castle group performs laboratory measurements of key kinetic parameters that will help improve atmospheric models. Applications of our work include global climate tracking and understanding the relationships between space vehicles in low earth orbit and the upper atmosphere.
In the fall of 2016, Professor Castle began a 3-year term as Associate Dean of Faculty for the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences. She will continue to work on research projects with undergraduates during this term.