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William Ridley

Willian (Ian) Ridley is a Research Geologist with the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center.

Professional Experience

  • Previous USGS Assignments
    Staff Scientist, Central Colorado Project Staff Scientist, Integrated Studies of National Parks (Big Bend)
    Section Chief, Branch of Exploration Geochemistry and Branch of Geochemistry

  • Consultant Geochemist, Evergreen, CO

  • Geochemist, Geoexplorers International, Denver, CO

  • Exploration Manager, Beard Oil Company, Evergreen , CO

  • Research Specialist, Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, TX

  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, NY, NY

  • Anglo-American Visiting Professor of Geochemistry, University of Witswatersrand, Johanessburg, SA

  • Associate Professor, Columbia University, NY, NY

  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

  • National Research Council Associate, NASA-MSC, Houston, TX

  • Research Geologist, British Geological Survey, London, UK

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. (Geochemistry, Volcanology), Royal College of Science,Univ. of London  1968

  • Associate (Geochemistry),  Royal School of Mines,  Univ. of London  1968

  • B.Sc. (Geology/Chemistry), Royal College of Science, Univ. of London 1964

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Honors and Awards

  • Judd Research Prize, Imperial College, London University

  • NASA Distinguished Service Award

  • USGS Star Award

  • Ten NASA Research Grants

  • Seven NSF Research Grants

  • Four Miscellaneous Awards (EPRI, DOE, ONR)

  • Three USGS Venture Capital Awards

Abstracts and Presentations

  • 141 abstract and extended abstracts

  • 125 peer-reviewed papers

Science and Products