Rachel W. Obbard

|Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Senior Scientist, SETI Institute

I'm an engineer and a professor in Dartmouth's Institute of Writing and Rhetoric, where I teach Writing 5 (Expository Writing), Writing 7 (First Year Seminar) and Writing 44 (Science and Technology Writing).

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60328 60328
37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 213
HB 6250


  • Ph.D. Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

Selected Publications

  • Remotely monitored buoys for observing the growth and development of sea ice in situ. R. Obbard, A. Bradley, I. Rigor (2022) Journal of Oceanic and Atmospheric Technology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0183.1

  • Emerging Capabilities for Mars Exploration: Whitepaper #315 Submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. C. Edwards, M. J. Amato, J. D. Baker, N. J. Barba, J. Balaram, E. J. Brandon, P. Briggs, B. D. Davis, J. C. Day, A. Freeman, M. R. Grover, G. S. Hubbard, D. B. Lavery, L. Mandrake, L. H. Matthies, G. Meirion-Griffith, M. M. Munk, I. A. Nesnas, R. W. Obbard, M. Ono, M. A. Peck, V. Stamenković, S. A. Townes, T. G. Trenkle, E. Venkatapathy, and K. A. Zacny (2021) Bulletin of the AAAS. https://doi.org/10.3847/25c2cfeb.e7f8e763

  • Micro computed tomography for in situ analysis of subsurface structure. R. W. Obbard, P. Sarrazin, N. T. Vo, J. Palmowski, P. Ngo, K. Zacny, Z. Begland (2021) 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference (50100), pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/AERO50100.2021.9438421 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9438421

  • In situ microCT for planetary exploration: Whitepaper #190 Submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. P. Sarrazin, R. Obbard, N. Vo, K. Zacny, N. Hinman, B. Lafuente, J. Chen, D. Blake, T. Bristow, E. Rampe, S. Byrne, S. Eckley (2021) Bulletin of the AAAS. https://doi.org/10.3847/25c2cfeb.9d6a5500

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