Most of my research interests center on planetary science and the study of exoplanets.

My current research interests include the theoretical modeling and study of the surfaces and atmospheres of planets and moons both in and outside our solar system.  Some of the topics I’ve recently worked on include close-in rocky exoplanets, our Moon, icy bodies at the edge of our solar system and instrumentation for direct imaging of exoplanets.  You can keep track of my work using my ADS listing or my researchgate page.

I also spent two years as manager of the GMU Observatory under Director Harold Geller.  In addition to creating and curating a public lecture and observing series I also worked with another student to demonstrate the ability of our observatory to detect exoplanets.  Along with Alex Panka and Dr. Jessica Rosenberg, I led follow up observations at GMU of exoplanet candidates identified by the KELT Survey.

I am always interested in collaborating on exciting new projects so feel free to email me at prabal.saxena at nasa dot gov!  Please contact me if you would like a copy of my CV or resume.