John P. Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
Office: 359 Arms Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
B.S., Hobart College, 1979; M.S., University of Montana, 1981; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985. Visiting Associate Professor, Caltech, 1996; Moore Distinguished Scholar, 2004; Jones Professor, 2005-.
Sedimentology; stratigraphy; geobiology; ancient surface processes on Earth and Mars. Field-based investigations of depositional systems are the starting point for analysis of past processes, interactions between life and environment, and tectonic and climatic regimes.
For more information about my research, please see my personal website.