Julia  Cartwright

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Geological Sciences
  • College: Arts & Sciences


Dr. Julia Cartwright is a planetary scientist who studies meteorites to better understand the formation and evolution of the Solar System. Her research approach is to use multiple techniques to characterize extra-terrestrial materials either in terms of composition or in terms of chronology. As part of her research she images sections of meteorites to different scales using high-resolution microscopy and petrography techniques, and studies selected clasts for targeted chronometric analysis.

Dr. Cartwright studied for her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the UK at Oxford and Manchester, respectively. For her Postdoctoral positions she first moved to Germany, joining the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, before moving to the USA to perform research at Caltech and then ASU. She joined the faculty at UA in 2017.