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George Robert Rossman                                             04-June-2013
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences 
California Institute of Technology 
Pasadena, California 91125-2500 
Phone: (626)-395-6471 FAX: (626)-568-0935 
E-mail: grr@gps.caltech.edu 

Current Position:

Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Mineralogy

Education: 

Ph.D. (Chemistry), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1971
B.S. (Chemistry and Mathematics), Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire, 1966, Summa cum Laude 

Positions held:

2008- Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Mineralogy
2008- Research Advisory Committee, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA
2004- Research Associate in Mineral Sciences, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  
2000- Research Associate, Department of Mineral Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.
1999-2008 Divisional Academic Officer for Geological and Planetary Sciences
1996 Visiting Professor, University of Salzburg, Austria
1995-2007 Board of Governors, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA. 
1988-1991 Research Associate, Department of Mineral Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 
1988-1991 Basic Sciences Exhibit Advisory Committee, California Museum of Science and Industry 
1984-2008 Professor of Mineralogy, Caltech 
1984-1992 Research Advisory Committee, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA. 
1983- Editorial Review Board, Gems and Gemology 
1982-1985 Associate Editor, The American Mineralogist. 
1977-1984 Associate Professor of Mineralogy, Caltech 
1974-1977 Assistant Professor of Mineralogy, Caltech 
1971-1974 Assistant Professor of Mineralogy and Chemistry, Caltech 
1971 Instructor in Mineralogy, Caltech 

Research Interests:

Mineral spectroscopy
Water and hydroxide in nominally anhydrous solids. 
Analytical methods for OH analysis in minerals 
X-ray amorphous minerals. 
Effects of exposure on minerals to background levels of natural radiation. 

Memberships:

American Geophysical Union
Mineralogical Society of America (Fellow) 
Mineralogical Society of Southern California (Vice President) 

Honors and awards: 

2005 The Friedrich-Becke Medal, Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft 
2004 The Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, California Institute of Technology 
2001 The Dana Medal, Mineralogical Society of America 
1999 Honorary Awardee, American Federation Scholarship Foundation and the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
1994 Distinguished Lecturer, Mineralogical Society of America. 
1987 Alumni Distinguished Service Award, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 
1980 Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America 
1966-1970 NSF Graduate Fellowship