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Eric Pilles

Ph.D. in Geology and Planetary Science

Job Title
Research Interest

Impact cratering, dyke emplacement, Sudbury, Offset Dikes, Central uplifts

 

Planetary mission experience:

Planning images for the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) with Dr. Livio Tornabene.

Associate working with the CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System) camera onboard the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) with Dr. Livio Tornabene.

Publications

Pilles, E.A., Osinski, G.R., Grieve, R., Coulter, A., Smith, D. and Bailey, J., 2017. The Pele Offset Dykes, Sudbury impact structure, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, (ja). doi:10.1139/cjes-2017-0146

Pilles, E.A., Osinski, G.R., Grieve, R.A.F., Smith, D.A. and Bailey, J.M., 2017. Chemical variations and genetic relationships between the Hess and Foy offset dikes at the Sudbury impact structure. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51: p. 2647 – 2671. doi:10.1111/maps.12986

Pilles, E.A., Osinski, G.R., Grieve, R.A.F., Smith, D.A. and Bailey, J.M., in review. Formation of large-scale impact melt dikes: A case study of the Foy Offset Dike at the Sudbury impact structure, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Recent Abstracts

Pilles, E. A., Francis R., Newman, J., Cross, M., Battler, M., and Osinski, G. R. (2017). To Hel and Back – Strategic Planning for the CanMars 2016 Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, poster presentation.

Pilles, E. A., Caudill, C. M., Francis R., Battler, M., and Osinski, G. R. (2017). Implementation of Strategic Traverse Days During the CanMars 2016 Mars Sample Return. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, poster presentation.

Pilles, E. A., Osinski, G. R., Grieve, R. A. F., Bailey, J., and Smith, D. (2015). Exploring the origin of the offset dykes at the Sudbury impact structure, Canada. Bridging the Gap III, poster presentation.

Pilles, E. A., Osinski, G. R., Bailey, J., and Smith, D. (2014). Outward Emplacement of the Foy Offset Dyke at the Sudbury Impact Structure, Canada - Evidence from the Variation in Inclusions Along Strike. 2014 GSA Annual Meeting, oral presentation.

Pilles, E. A., and Osinski, A. (2013). Timing Relationship Between Radial and Concentric Dykes at Sudbury, Ontario [Case Study: Foy-Hess Offsets]. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolotion V, oral presentation.

Pilles, E. A., Bridge, N., Ward, J., Berry, A., Jiang, D., Banerjee, N. (2012). Geochemical Alteration and Structural Interpretation as an Exploration Vector at the Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit, Nunavut, Canada. GAC MAC, poster presentation.

Pilles, E. A., Bridge, N., Ward, J., Berry, A., and Banerjee, N. (2011). Application of whole-rock oxygen isotope profiles to study fluid migration and mineralization at the Lac Cinquante Uranium deposit, Nunavut, Canada. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 43, No. 5. GSA convention, oral 

Degrees Obtained

B.Sc. in Geology (2012)
Western University 
London, Ontario

Ph.D. in Geology and Planetary Science (2017)
Western University
London, Ontario

Thesis: Emplacement of the Foy, Hess and Pele Offset Dykes at the Sudbury impact structure, Canada