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Awards & Honors
- Victoria Orphan receives named professorship!
Caltech recognized Victoria Orphan with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship. Victoria studies the ecology of anaerobic microbial communities that are involved in carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling in ocean ecosystems. She uses single-cell isotopic imaging and molecular techniques to investigate metabolic symbiosis that involves uncultured microorganisms found in deep-sea methane and hydrothermal vents, and deep subsurface environments.
- Heather awarded the 2020 Paolo Farinella Prize
Prof Heather Knutson, an American astronomer working at the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences of the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2020 Paolo Farinella Prize for her significant contributions in our understanding of the structure, evolution and atmospheric dynamics of giant planets.
- Nadia Lapusta receives named professorship!
Caltech recognized Nadia Lapusta with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship. Nadia combines analytical and numerical modeling with experimental findings to study friction and fracture phenomena. She explores how microscale behavior in brittle materials like rocks governs large-scale earthquake ruptures, and what can be learned about upcoming large earthquakes by integrating lab studies with information about unperceivable fault motions and microseismicity.
- Jennifer Jackson receives named professorship!
Caltech recognized Jennifer Jackson with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship. Jennifer's expertise is on the mineralogy of Earth's deep interior. She explores the multifaceted roles that dense oxides, silicates, and iron alloys play in shaping the diverse landscapes at the interface between Earth's mantle and core.