California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
A.B., Harvard University, 1991; M.S., Caltech, 1993; Ph.D., 1997. Assistant Professor, 1999-2005; Associate Professor, 2005-2010; Professor, 2010-.
Thermodynamic and kinetic models of magmatic processes including adiabatic mantle melting and melt transport; the role of water in petrologic and geodynamic behavior of the mantle; melting and differentiation in the deep mantle and the early earth; experimental investigation of silicate and metallic liquids and minerals under static and dynamic high pressure; petrologic and geodynamic processes at mid-ocean ridges and back-arc basins.
To learn about the Caltech shock wave laboratory, see the Lindhurst Laboratory of Experimental Geophysics website.
If you are looking for the alphaMELTS software package, see MAGMASOURCE.
If you want to learn about thermodynamic Phase Equilibria, visit my interactive online curriculum for visualization of free energy relationships in binary and ternary systems.
For my personal web page, see http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~asimow.