Professor John S. Lewis
John S. Lewis, Ph.D.
is Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science at the University of
Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and is Chief Scientist at
Deep Space Industries.
His interests in the chemistry and formation of the solar system and the economic development of space have made him a leading proponent of turning potentially hazardous near-Earth objects into lucrative space resources. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, he taught space sciences and cosmochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
An expert on the composition and chemistry of asteroids and comets, John has written such popular science books as Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets, Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment, and Worlds Without End: The Exploration Of Planets Known And Unknown.
John earned his education at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under Nobel Laureate Harold Urey.
Read his LinkedIn profile and his Wikipedia profile.