Chair's Letter

Summer 2017


As the new Chair, I am enjoying the opportunity to represent the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences during an exciting time of transition within the University administration, with a new Dean and leadership structure for the College of Letters and Science, all the way up to the start of our new Chancellor.

EPS stands out for our many research strengths, our strong sense of community, and our many service contributions to the University and to society. Over the past year we recruited two new faculty, both of whom have joined us over the summer: Assistant Professor Max Rudolph, who studies geophysical fluid dynamics, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Gordon Moore, whom is taking over leadership of our microprobe facility. Both fill critical instructional needs in addition to building our research strength.  We also have an exciting faculty search underway in Earth-Life Interactions, with interviews planned for this fall.  

Mike Oskin
Professor and Chair