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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

*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