CV

Paul D. Asimow

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Mail Code 170-25
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626)395-4133 voice, (626)568-0935 FAX
E-mail:  asimow@gps.caltech.edu

Position:

Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Thermodynamic models of adiabatic mantle melting and melt transport
  • Experimental investigation of silicate liquids and minerals at high pressure
  • Petrologic and Geodynamic processes at mid-ocean ridges

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, Caltech, May 28, 1997
  • M.S., Geology, Caltech, 1993
  • A.B., Geological Sciences, summa cum laude, Harvard, 1991

Positions held:

  • 2010-2016 Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, Caltech
  • 2005-2010 Associate Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, Caltech
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, Caltech
  • 1997-1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
  • 1996 Teaching Assistant, graduate igneous petrology, Caltech.
  • 1995-97 Teaching Assistant, undergraduate igneous petrology, Caltech.
  • 1992-97 Stolper group UNIX system manager.
  • 1991-97 Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech (advisors E.M Stolper and D.J. Stevenson).
  • 1991-present Associate Conductor, Caltech/Occidental College Wind Ensemble.
  • 1990 Research assistant, Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA (advisor W.M. Kaula).
  • 1989 Research assistant, Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA (advisor D.D. Jackson).
  • 1989-1990 Student Conductor, Harvard University Band.

Honors and awards:

Professional Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Geochemical Society
  • AAAS