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David Williams  is an expert in volcanology, planetary sciences and planetary geosciences.

He is a research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and he serves as the director for the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies.

Professor Williams performs research in volcanology and planetary geology, with a focus on planetary mapping, geochemical and remote sensing studies.

In addition to his work at ASU, Williams is the director of the NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at the Ames Research Center in California.

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The connection between 'Star Trek' and the space program and its inspiration, particularly to planetary science, is quite broad. When I came to ASU, most of the planetary geology folks were 'Star Trek' fans.

— David Williams, ASU News