Professor and Chair, Physics & Astronomy
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My research focuses on the formation of Earth-like planets, and what meteorites can
tell us about this process. I am a member of NASA's Astrobiology Institute and the Virtual Planetary Laboratory.
Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institu, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institu, New York, United States,
Dr. Kress joined the faculty of the Department pf Physics & Astronomy at SJSU in August
2004. She received her PhD in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
in 1997. From 1997-2000, she was a National Research Council postdoctoral research
associate at NASA Ames Research Center
. From 2000-2004, she was a research associate with the University of Washington
's Center for Astrobiology and Early Evolution
. She served on the 2003-2004 Antarctic Search for Meteorites.