Alejandro Soto

Alejandro Soto

Senior Research Scientist

Southwest Research Institute

I am a Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), where I work in the Planetary Science Directorate in Boulder, CO. I study the climate dynamics of terrestrial atmospheres and I am involved in instrument development, among other projects. I previously worked as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where I worked on advanced concept design, flight development, and science operations. At SwRI, I continue to combine this instrument experience with my scientific research.

A quick overview of my work can be found in my CV/resumé.

  • Planetary Science
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Instrument Development
  • Planetary Exploration
  • Ph.D. in Planetary Science, 2012

    California Institute of Technology

  • M.S. in Aeronatics & Astronautics, 2000

    Stanford University

  • B.A. in Physics & Astronomy, 1997

    Dartmouth College

Recent Publications

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Stratification Dynamics of Titan’s Lakes via Methane Evaporation
Saturn’s moon Titan is the only extraterrestrial body known to host stable lakes and a hydrological cycle. Titan’s lakes …