William Ridley


Education:  B.Sc. (Geology/Chemistry), Royal College of Science, Univ. of London, 1964 Associate (Geochemistry),  Royal School of Mines,  Univ. of London  1968 Ph.D. (Geochemistry, Volcanology), Royal College of Science,Univ. of London  1968 Present USGS Assignments: Project Chief. Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes, Mineral Resources Team Task Chief, Multi-collector ICP-MS Task, Research Chemistry Project, Mineral Resources Team Previous USGS Assignments: Staff Scientist, Central Colorado Project Staff Scientist, Integrated Studies of National Parks (Big Bend) Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines Section Chief, Branch of Exploration Geochemistry and Branch of Geochemistry Career prior to USGS: 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 Publications to date: 141 abstract and extended abstracts 125 peer-reviewed papers 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