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Curriculum Vitae

Jess Adkins


Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

  • Chemical Oceanography, Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry
  • Thesis title: Deep-Sea Corals: A New Oceanographic Archive Ph.D. February 1998

Haverford College, Haverford PA

  • Chemistry major, philosophy concentration B.S. May 1990


Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology 2006-present
Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology 2000-2006
Post-Doctoral Fellow, U. of Minnesota Aug. 1998-Dec. 1999
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Jan. 1998-Dec. 1999
Research Assistant, Mass. Institute of Technology Sept. 1992-Dec. 1997
Lab Technician, U. of California at Santa Barbara Sept. 1990-June 1992


Ruth and Paul Fye Best Paper Award, MIT/WHOI 2005
Houtermans Medal, European Association of Geochem. 2003
Comer Science and Education Fellowship, Mentor 2002-present
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoc. Fellowship 1998-1999
NOAA Postdoc. Fellowship in Climate and Global Change 1998-1999
NASA Global Change Graduate Fellowship 1994-1997 

Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geochemical Society

Sea Going Experience

R/V Atlantis             12 Days        Oct. 2005

  • Deep-Sea Coral search in Western NE Seamounts.

R/V Atlantis            21 days            May - June 2003
  • Deep-Sea coral collection with DSV Alvin. Chief Scientist.
R/V Atlantis             3 days              Aug. 2001
  • Deep-Sea Coral search off Bermuda.

Marion Dufresne     44 days     May - July 1995
  • coring cruise in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea
R/V Weatherbird        1 day        Aug. 1996
  • mooring recovery off Bermuda

Professional Service

Associate Editor, Paleoceanography 2006-present
PACE, Scor/Images Working Group 123 2005-present
Geotraces International Planning Committee 2005-2006