CURRICULUM VITAE

Jean-Pierre Williams
University of California Los Angeles

Current Position

Researcher

Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles CA, 90095

Education

Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles CA, 2005

Dissertation: Geological and Geodynamical Studies of the Origin and History of the Tharsis and Valles Marineris Regions of Mars (Faculty advisor: David Paige)

M.S. Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2001

B.S. Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1998

Research Interests

The surfaces and interiors of the terrestrial planets and asteroids; the thermal evolution and volcanism of the Moon, Mercury, and Mars; the production and modification of impact craters; and sound propagation in planetary atmospheres.

Space Mission Experience

Diviner Lunar Radiometer Deputy-PI, UCLA, 2010 – Present

Mars Polar Lander Science Team Member, UCLA, 1997 – 2000

Professional Experience

Associate Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014 – Present

Assistant Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010 – 2014

Visiting Research Scientist, California Institute of Technology, 2010 – 2011

Game System Development Specialist, Ashima Arts, 2009 – 2010

Research Scientist, California Institute of Technology, 2008 – 2010

O.K. Earl Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2005 – 2008

Research Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997 – 2005

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000, 2001, 2004

Honors and Awards

NASA Group Achievment Award, LRO Extended Science Mission Team, 2015

For exceptional achievements during the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Extended Science Mission

NASA Group Achievment Award, Diviner Instrument Team, 2013

For outstanding accomplishment in operating the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiement and analyzing and archiving its data during the Science Mission phase

California Institute of Technology O. K. Earl Postdocatoral Fellowship, 2005

NASA research fellowship, 1999

Valedictorian: Department of Earth and Space Sciences (UCLA), class of 1998

John W. and Francis Handin Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1997

Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Service

Reviewer for:

Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets

Geophysical Research Letters

Icarus

Planetary and Space Sciences

Nature Scientific Reports

Advances in Space Research

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Encycopedia of Planetary Landforms and Other Surface Featurs

NASA Proposal Review Panel Member:

Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program (PIDDP)

Planetary Data Archiving, Resoration, and Tools (PDART)

Mars Fundamental Research Program (MFRP)

Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)

Lunar Advanced Science and Exploration Research (LASER)

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of American

American Astronomical Society - Division for Planetary Sciences