The Extraterrestrial Vehicle Instrument Laboratory is a summer research lab run under the evil wisdom of Professors Greg Lyzenga and Michael Storrie-Lombardi. Combining astrobiology, physics, and engineering, the student-focused lab has over the past four years constructed a series of imaging and spectroscopy systems capable of detecting and characterizing life on Mars and other planets through non-invasive and non-destructive means. The lab’s efforts have been greatly aided by interdisciplinary collaborations with the HMC Chemistry department and the Laboratory for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics (LAIR) in the HMC Engineering department.

For more information on our collaborators, visit LAIR at Harvey Mudd College and the Kinohi Institute.

Lake Untersee in East Antarctica
The Pisgah Craters in the Mojave Desert, a great Mars analog environment.