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Geoffrey A. (Geoff) Blake

BIOGRAPHICAL

Born:  6 May 1959; Greenville, Mississippi.
Married:  Karen L. Blake, 1982. One child, Garrett A. Blake, b. 14 March 1988.

DEGREES

May 1981, B. S., summa cum laude, with distinction in Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Physics minor). Thesis advisor - Prof. W.L. Luken.                        
June 1986, Ph.D., Chemistry (Chemical Physics), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Thesis advisor - Prof. T.G. Phillips (Physics).

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

6/76-9/76  Summer Research Student, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.  Research area: Analysis of airborne and space platform remote sensing measurements of stratospheric ozone profiles.

1/78-9/78  Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Research area: Recombinant DNA analysis of human globin genes.

6/79-9/79  Summer Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Research area: in vitro kinetic and audioradiographic imaging studies of the sodium/potassium pump in rana pipiens.

6/80-9/80  NSF REU Student, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Research area: ab initio quantum mechanical studies of the boron trifluoride/carbon monoxide van der Waals dimer.

6/81-9/81  Summer Research Assistant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.  Research area: Ion cyclotron resonance studies of ion-molecule reactions involving astrophysically important sulfur-bearing hydrocarbons.

9/81-9/84  NSF Predoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
Thesis research: Laboratory/astronomical rotational and rovibrational spectroscopy of reactive intermediates at THz frequencies.

6/82-9/82   Summer Researcher, Duke University.
Research area: Millimeter and submillimeter spectroscopy of transient species, non-invasive plasma diagnostics.  
Miller Basic Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.

9/85-9/87  Research areas: Infrared and THz spectroscopy of molecular ions and weakly bonded clusters, THz astrophysics.
Assistant Professor of Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

9/87-7/93    Associate Professor of Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

7/93-7/97  Professor of Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

7/97-  Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.

9/99-  Research areas: Observational analyses of stellar and planetary genesis; laboratory and in situ studies of the Earth's atmosphere and biogeochemical cycles; laser spectroscopic and ab initio characterization of weakly bonded clusters and reactive intermediates.

HONORS AND AWARDS

6/77  National Space Club Award for Research.
5/80  Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon Award for Outstanding Rising Senior, National Science Foundation REU Student, Duke University.
5/81  Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, summa cum laude, Chemistry Department Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, Duke University.
9/81-9/84   NSF Predoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
9/85-9/87   Miller Basic Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.
9/87-9/88   Boeing Faculty Development Fund, California Institute of Technology.
9/87-9/88   IBM Young Faculty Development Fund, California Institute of Technology.
9/88-9/93   David and Lucille Packard Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
9/89-9/91   Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
7/89-7/94   NSF Presidential Young Investigator, California Institute of Technology.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

10/89  NASA Workshop on Submillimeter Planning (report available).
10/89-7/90  Science with the Millimeter Array Workshop (NSF document available).
3/90-8/93  Origins of Solar Systems Review Panel, OSS, NASA.
3/91-6/92  Research and Analysis Study Committee, SSED, NASA (report available).
8/92-8/95  Solar System Exploration Division Advisory Committee, OSS, NASA.
4/92-4/96  Co-Chair, OSA Topical Meetings on High Resolution Spectroscopy.
2/96-11/97 Member, Defense Science Study Group, DoD.
6/94-6/97  Origins of Solar Systems MOWG, OSS, NASA.
9/97-9/99   Millimeter Advisory Committee, NSF/NRAO Millimeter Array Project.
1/90-  Project SEED/CAPSI Science Professional, Pasadena Unified District.
8/98-8/01  Exobiology Program Review Panel, OSS, NASA.
10/99-3/03 Scientific Advisory Committee, Atacama Large Millimeter Array
(3/01-9/01 Vice Chair, 9/01-3/02 Chair).

1/00-6/03 Member, NRAO Visiting Committee.
1/02-6/04 Member, SIRTF Science Center Oversight Committee
9/01- Member, SOFIA Science Steering Committee
2/00-  Deputy Director, Owens Valley Radio Observatory.

HUMAN RESOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS & RESEARCH COLLEAGUES

Undergraduate Students Supervised (1987-present)

Mr. Richard Balterzan, Mr. Zachary Berger, Ms. Cathy Boone, Ms. Janet Bowen, Ms. Gina Buccolo
Ms. Fran Chance, Ms. Shirley Chen, Ms. Katherine Dyl, Ms. Jennifer Herman, Mr. Tim Jones,
Ms. Janet Lai, Ms. Karin Oberg, Mr. Dave Rischer, Ms. Nitzan Roth

Graduate Students Supervised (1988-present)

Dr. Todd Groesbeck (Physics, Prof. T.G. Phillips, primary advisor)
Mr. Rogier Braakman, Mr. Daniel Holland, Dr. Pin Chen, Mr. Vadym Kapinus, Ms. Melissa Kelly,
Dr. Jacqueline Kessler,Mr. Michael Morton, Dr. David Rodham, Dr. Paul Stockman,
Dr. Sakae Suzuki, Ms. Susanna Widicus, Dr. Sheng Wu (Chemistry), Dr. Stuart McMuldroch
(with Prof. A.I. Sargent), Dr. Chunhua Qi, Dr. Hui Zhang (Planetary Science), Ms. Joanna Brown (Astronomy)

Postdoctoral Research Fellows Supervised (1988-present)

Dr. Adwin Boogert, Dr. Roger Bumgarner, Dr. Peter Green, Dr. Shuji Matsuura, Dr. Zulf Morbi
Dr. Jim Kubicki (with Prof. E.M. Stolper), Dr. Zifu Wang (with Prof. G.R. Rossman)
Dr. Thom Rahn (with Prof. J. Eiler), Dr. Amir Yeganeh-Hauri (with Prof. T.J. Ahrens)
Dr. Francois Jeanneret (with Prof. P. Wennberg)

Caltech/JPL Joint Research Efforts

Dr. J.C. Pearson - Development of THz photomixer local oscillators, torsional spectra of `floppy' molecules.
Prof. A.I. Sargent - Millimeter-wave studies of T Tauri and Herbig Ae stars.
Prof. P.O. Wennberg - Non-linear light sources/laboratory and in situ studies of atmospheric chemistry.
Prof. J. Zmuidzinas - THz heterodyne spectroscopy with SOFIA.

External Collaborators

Prof. L.G. Mundy, Prof. E.F. van Dishoeck - Observational and theoretical characterization
of the chemistry in molecular clouds and young stellar objects.