Ralph P. Harvey




Associate Professor
Planetary Materials


Office: 316 A.W. Smith
Phone: (216) 368-0198
Email: rph@case.edu


  Education:

Ph.D
B.S.

University of Pittsburgh (1990)
Beloit College (1982)


  Appointments:

Sr. Research Associate
Assistant / Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Staff Geologist
Director of Student Activities / Intramurals

Case Western Reserve University

University of Tennessee
University of Pittsburgh
Huntley and Huntley, Inc
Beloit College

1995-Present

1990-1995
1992-1995
1984-1985
1982-1984


  Research Interests:

My research stretches across a wide spectrum of geology including: the mineralogy and geochemistry of meteorites, with a focus on martian meteorites and micrometeorites; meteorite and micrometeorite recovery and concentration mechanisms, predominantly in polar settings; the recent history of polar icesheets; cryogenic weathering and associated mineralogical alteration mechanisms on Earth and Mars; exploring the geochemical and climatological limits on biological activity in cryogenic settings; and mission support for the future exploration of Mars. I am currently the Principal Investigator for the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program, with active research funding from NASA's Cosmochemistry and Mars Fundamental Research programs and NSF's Office of Polar Programs.


  Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I am always looking for curious and capable students (undergraduate and graduate) with a strong background in the natural sciences. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities

See Harvey Cirque in Antarctica (named in 2003)

See Asteroid Ralpharvey (named in 2000)


  More Information:

For more information, see my Research and additional links on the top navigation bar.

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