Quentin Williams

Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

 

Phone: (831) 459-3132

E-mail: qwilliam@ucsc.edu

 

EMPLOYMENT

1999-present   Professor/Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz

1995-1999       Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz         

1991-1995       Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz

1991-2000       Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Tectonics, U.C. Santa Cruz

2000-present   Member, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

1988-1991       Assistant Research Geophysicist, Institute of Tectonics, U.C. Santa Cruz

1989-91           Lecturer, Dept. of Earth Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz

1983-88           Research/Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, U.C. Berkeley

 

EDUCATION

1983    A.B. (Chemistry), Princeton University

1988    Ph.D. (Geology), University of California at Berkeley

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1993-98           Presidential Faculty Fellow, National Science Foundation

1999                Excellence in Teaching Award, Phi Beta Kappa (Northern California Chapter)

2000                Mineralogical Society of America Award

2000                Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union

2000                Fellow, American Geophysical Union

2000                Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

 

CURRENT AND RECENT MAJOR SERVICE

2007-10           Chair, Executive Committee, NSF Consortium of Materials Properties Research in the Earth Sciences (COMPRES)—Elected by 52 Member Institutions.

2007-09           Chair, Academic Senate, U.C. Santa Cruz

2010-               Principal Investigator, COMPRES, Beamline 12.2.2, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

7/1/11-             Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz

11/1/13-           Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, U.C. Santa Cruz