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Stephen C Phillips, PhD

Steve Phillips is fascinated by gas hydrate systems and early diagenesis in marine sediments. He aims to better understand these systems by integrating sedimentology, geochemistry, and physical property measurements as part of multidisciplinary scientific drilling expeditions. He has worked in the Gulf of Mexico, Bay of Bengal, Cascadia Margin, and offshore Japan.

Oceanographic Expedition Experience

UT-GOM2-1: Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition at Green Canyon 955, Gulf of Mexico, D/V Q4000 (2017)

International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 353: Indian Monsoon Rainfall, Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, D/V JOIDES Resolution (2014-2015)

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 337: Deep Coalbed Biosphere offshore Shimokita, Japan, D/V Chikyu (2012)

Cruise AT-15, Leg 27: 9°N East Pacific Rise, R/V Atlantis, DSV Alvin dive 4378 (2007)

Professional Experience

  • 2020 – present Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

    2019 – 2020      Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin – Institute for Geophysics

    2015 – 2019      Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin – Institute for Geophysics

    2008 – 2010      Geochemist, Knight Piésold Consulting, Denver, CO

    2007 – 2008      Sedi

Education and Certifications

  • 2015   PhD Oceanography, University of New Hampshire

    2007     MS Earth Sciences: Geochemical Systems, University of New Hampshire

    2004     BS Geology, Michigan Technologic

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Geological Society of America (2004 – present)

    American Geophysical Union (2006 – present)

    Geochemical Society (2009 – present)

    Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (2011 – pr

Honors and Awards

  • University of Texas at Austin – Institute for Geophysics, Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award (2018)

    University of Minnesota Institute for Rock Magnetism Visiting Fellowship (2016)

  • Geological Society of America – Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Research Award (2012)

    University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Fellowship (2011)

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