RICK ASTER is a professor and department head in the Geosciences Department at Colorado State University. He is a geoscientist with interests in geophysics, seismological imaging and source studies, and Earth processes encompassing earthquakes, volcanos, glaciers, oceans, and geology. Dr. Aster’s research has drawn from significant seismological field studies in western North America, Italy, and Antarctica. He was the lead author on the widely used reference volume and textbook Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems. He has been the president of the Seismological Society of America and is a member of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Board of Directors. He has a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering and physics and an M.S. in geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in earth science from the University of California, San Diego.
JEANNE BEHNKE is the Earth Science Data and Information Systems Project deputy manager for Operations at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been at NASA since 1985. She holds a B.S. and an M.L.S. in information systems and science from the University of Maryland and an M.E. in software engineering from the University of Maryland University College.
BRADFORD CLEMENT is the director of Science Services for the International Ocean Discovery Program, located at Texas A&M University (TAMU). TAMU is the science operator for the JOIDES Resolution drillship. He is also a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Dr. Clement’s research interests include polarity reversal of Earth’s magnetic field, which he examines using paleomagnetic records collected in deep sea cores. He holds a B.S. in geology from the University of Georgia and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University.
ROBERT S. DETRICK is the president of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to this position, Dr. Detrick held positions as assistant administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, and vice president for Marine Facilities and Operations at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Dr. Detrick’s research focused on marine geophysics and seismology, with a focus on mid-ocean ridges and oceanic crust. He is an American Geophysical Union fellow. He holds a B.S. in geology and physics from Lehigh University; an M.S. in marine geology from the University of California, San Diego; and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/WHOI Joint Program.
LUCY FLESCH is a professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Science at Purdue University. Her research interests include the kinematics and dynamics of the continental lithosphere, namely the interaction between the lithospheric crust and mantle, deformational driving forces of continental lithosphere, and the development of large plateaus. The modeling performed is all observationally based using geodetic, geologic and seismic data. Dr. Flesch is on the Board of Directors for UNAVCO. She has a B.S. in physics from Beloit College and an M.S. in mineral physics and a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stony Brook University.
MICHAEL KUHLMAN serves as the chief scientist of Battelle’s Contract Research Business. He is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of Battelle’s work and products, and the technical development of the scientific staff at Battelle. He also directs Battelle’s Independent Research and Development program. Dr. Kuhlman serves as the program manager and principal investigator for the cooperative agreement between Battelle and the National Science Foundation for the operation of the National Ecological Observatory Network. This program comprises 81 sites across the United States, which produce 177 data streams available to the research community to enable better understanding of the drivers for and responses to ecological change at the continental scale. Dr. Kuhlman has more than 20 years of experience in fields such as chemical and biological weapons training, aerosol dissemination studies, and production facility assessments. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina.
GLEN MATTIOLI is the director of Geodetic Infrastructure at UNAVCO. He has held that position since 2012. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Mattioli’s research interests include neotectonics, earthquake and volcanic processes, and applications of real-time Global Navigation Satellite System observations. He has a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
CHUCK MEERTENS is the director of Geodetic Data Services at UNAVCO, a position he has held for more than 15 years. He has been at UNAVCO since the early 1990s and has helped build the institution from its beginning stages. Dr. Meertens is involved in scalable real-time streaming analytics for machine learning for geoscience, deploying cyberinfrastructure in Cloud-based systems, data systems for satellite and airborne Light Detection and Ranging data, and many other topics. He has a B.A. in geology and physics from the
University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
MEGHAN MILLER is the president of NAVCO, a position she has held since 2008. Prior to that, she was a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and dean of the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University. During Dr. Miller’s tenure at UNAVCO, the geodesy community has published more than 1,600 peer-reviewed contributions that were supported by UNAVCO. Her research interests include GPS geodesy, active tectonics, and remote sensing. Dr. Miller received the 2018 Waldo E. Smith Award for “extraordinary service to geophysics.” She holds a B.S. in geology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University.
LINA PATINO, division director for the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), previously served EAR as a program director, section head, and acting division director. She previously managed EAR’s Education and Human Resources portfolio, and served as a detail in the Office of International Science and Engineering. Her research experience includes igneous petrology and geochemistry focused on the Central American subduction zone and incipient weathering of volcanic rocks. Dr. Patino earned her Ph.D. in geological sciences from Rutgers University.
DOUG WIENS is the Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Washington University. Dr. Wiens specializes in seismology and geophysics and has done extensive research on large, deep earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean. He is also researching the seismology of Antarctica. He has taught courses on Earth forces, seismology, environmental geophysics, and geodynamics. Dr. Wiens is the chair of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Board of Directors (elected 2017), an American Geophysical Union (AGU) fellow, and the AGU Seismology Section President. He has a B.A. in physics from Wheaton College and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Northwestern University.
BOB WOODWARD is the director of Instrumentation Services for Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Dr. Woodward has been at IRIS for more than 10 years. Prior to joining IRIS, he worked on the Global Seismographic Network program with the U.S. Geological Survey and as a program manager at Scientific Applications International Corporation. He received a B.A. in geophysics and applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Earth sciences from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
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