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.
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
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