Channon Visscher

Research Scientist
Sioux Center, IA
Dr. Channon Visscher is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Planetary Sciences at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. A graduate of Dordt University, he completed his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences in 2006 from Washington University in St. Louis with a research emphasis on thermochemical equilibrium models of planetary atmospheres. In 2008 he began working as a postdoc at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX, developing thermochemical and photochemical models of planetary atmospheres. In 2011 he joined Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO in 2011 exporing new models for lunar formation, until returning to teaching at Dordt University in 2013. His current research involves modeling physical and chemical processes in planetary and astrophysical environments. The goal of this work is to better understand the underlying chemistry responsible for the observed properties of planetary atmospheres, and to provide clues about the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Channon and his wife have four children and live in Sioux Center, IA.