Professor PETER JOHN WYLLIE
University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
1952 B.Sc. in Physics and Geology.
1955 B.Sc. First Class Honors in Geology
1958 Ph.D. Geology
1948-1949 Royal Air Force, Aircraftsman First Class (Radiotelephony Operator)
1952-1954 Geologist with British North Greenland Expedition
1955-1956 Assistant Lecturer in Geology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
1956-1958 Research Assistant to O. F. Tuttle, Pennsylvania State University
1958-1959 Assistant Professor of Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University
1959-1961 Lecturer in Experimental Petrology, Leeds University, England
1961-1965 Associate Professor of Petrology, Pennsylvania State University
1965-1983 Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Chicago
1972-1973 Master of Physical Sciences, Collegiate Division; Associate Dean of College;
Associate Dean of Physical Sciences Division
1979-1982 Chairman, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
1983-present Professor of Geology, California Institute of Technology
1983-1987 Chairman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences,
California Institute of Technology.
1994-present Academic Officer
1967 Ultramafic and Related Rocks (Editor). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 464 pp.
1971 The Dynamic Earth: a Textbook in Geosciences. John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 416 pp.
1976 The Way the Earth Works: an Introduction to the New Global Geology and Its Revolutionary
Development. John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 296 pp.
1993 Solid-Earth Sciences and Society, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 346 pp.
(Chairman of NRC/NAS Committee responsible for preparation of the volume).
1967-1997 Editor-in-Chief, Springer-Verlag monograph series, "Minerals and Rocks," 22 volumes.
Scientific Journals and Book Chapters
International Science Academies
1984 Fellow of the Royal Society (London).
Foreign Fellow or Member of:
1981 National Academy of Sciences (USA).
1988 Russian Academy of Sciences.
1991 Indian National Science Academy.
1992 National Academy of Sciences, India.
1996 Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1996 Academia Europaea.
Medals and Awards
1954 Polar Medal, from H. M. Queen Elizabeth.
1965 Mineralogical Society of America Award, (research before age 35).
1979 Quantrell Award (for excellence in undergraduate teaching).
1982 Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London.
1987 Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medaille, German Mineralogical Society.
Other Awards and Honors
1948 Best Recruit Award, Basic Training, Royal Air Force, Padgate.
1949 Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Royal Air Force, Scotland.
1952 Miller Prize, most distinguished graduate in Faculty of Science,
University of St. Andrews.
1974 Honorary D.Sc., University of St. Andrews.
1978-1983 Homer J. Livingston Professor, The University of Chicago.
1987 Louis Murray Visiting Fellow, University of Cape Town.
1996 Honorary Professor of China School of Geosciences, Beijing.
Fellow of: American Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America; Mineralogical Society of America; American Academy of Arts and Science.
Honorary Member or Corresponding Fellow of: Edinburgh Geological Society; Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Indian Geophysical Union; Mineralogical Society of Russia.
Offices in National and International Societies
Chairman, Commission on Experimental Petrology, International Union of Geological Sciences,
1976-1980 (Member, 1970-92).
President, Mineralogical Society of America, 1977-1978 (Vice-President, 1976-77).
President, International Mineralogical Association, 1986-1990 (Vice-President, 1978-86).
President, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1995-99 (Vice-President, 1991-95).
Professional Service (selected)
U.S. National Committees for: Geology (1978-82); International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (1980-84); Geochemistry (1981-84).
1967-1983 Editor, Journal of Geology.
1965 - Editorial Boards of about 12 professional journals (varied terms).
1970 - Councillor and Committees, for National Societies: Mineralogical Society of America,
Geological Society of America, Geochemical Society, American Geophysical Union.
1975-1978 Advisory Panel for Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation.
1979-1982 Chairman, Earth Science Division Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation
1976-1979 Basaltic Volcanism Study Project, Team Leader, Lunar and Planetary Institute.
1981-1982 Committee on Ocean Drilling, National Research Council.
1984 Chairman, NSF Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Continental Drilling.
1988-1993 Chairman, Committee on Status and Research Objectives in the Solid-Earth-Sciences,
National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.
1995-1999 General Committee Member, International Council of Scientific Unions.
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