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Chris Potter

Chris Potter has contributed to many projects related to structural geology, crustal structure, and regional tectonics in North America and elsewhere. His work has also addressed oil and gas resources in Alaska and China, uranium resources in Virginia, and a proposed nuclear waste disposal site in Nevada.

Professional Experience

  • USGS Research Geologist since 1989.

    (Central Energy Resources Science Center Director, 2007 to 2013).

  • Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, 1987-1989.

  • Postdoctoral Associate / Research Associate, Cornell University, 1983-1987.

  • Staff Geologist, Law Engineering Testing Company, 1977-1979.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1983.

  • M.Sc., Brown University, 1976

  • B.A., Williams College, 1974.

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Geological Society of America (Fellow).

  • American Geophysical Union

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government