Dr. Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL). She earned her undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. After earning her Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1998, Turtle worked at the university in the Department of Planetary Sciences and at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. She joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland in 2006.
Turtle was an associate of the imaging team on the Galileo mission, an associate of the imaging and RADAR teams on the Cassini mission, and a co-investigator of the camera on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. She is the Principal Investigator of NASA’s Dragonfly New Frontiers Mission to Titan and the Principal Investigator of the Europa Imaging System for the Europa Clipper mission. She has co-authored many scholarly articles about planetary impact features, surface and atmospheric processes, and planetary imaging and mapping.