EAPS congratulates Timothy Grove, Associate Department Head and Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Geology, who has just been elected to the American National Academy of Sciences.
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Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.
Grove’s research focus is on the processes that have led to the chemical differentiation of the crust and mantle of the Earth and on the processes of formation and evolution of the interiors of other planets, including the moon, Mars, and meteorite parent bodies. Combining geology, geophysics, and geochemistry to interpret the thermal histories of geologic materials, his group studies magma generation processes, crystal growth and nucleation, phase transitions in minerals, diffusion in crystalline solids and silicate melts, and the time dependence of diffusion-controlled processes.
Grove holds a Ph.D. from Harvard (1976) and has been a professor at MIT since 1979. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Minerological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geochemical Society, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Goldschmidt Award of the Geochemical Society. He was President of the American Geophysical Union from 2008-2010. He is the executive editor for Contributions to Minerology and Petrology.
Grove's award brings EAPS tally of National Academicians to 10. He joins Professors Ed Boyle (2008), Clark Burchfiel (1984), Kerry Emanuel (2007), Richard Lindzen (emeritus, 1977), Gordon Petengill (emeritus, 1979), Susan Solomon (1992), Jack Wisdom (2008), Carl Wunsch (emeritus, 1978), and Maria Zuber (2004) in this august club.
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