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Jacob B. Lowenstern

Jake Lowenstern is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver, WA. He serves as the Chief of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, which is a partnership of the USGS and USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.

From 2002-2017, Jake served as Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.  Through his career, he has worked on a wide variety of topics related to magmas and their overlying hydrothermal systems.  

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Stanford University 1992

  • M.S. Stanford University 1991

  • A. B. Dartmouth College 1986

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Geological Society of America (GSA) 

  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, GSA 2010

  • Fellow, MSA 2021

  • Lindgren Award (SEG) 2000

  • AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, 2006

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