• Dr. Philipp R. Heck, Head, Robert A. Pritzker Center; Curator in Charge of Meteorites and Physical Geology, Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies
  • Mr. James L. Holstein, Collections Manager for Meteorites and Physical Geology

Graduate Students

  • Jennika Greer (resident), University of Chicago
  • Xin Yang (resident), University of Chicago
  • Alexandra Warren, University of Chicago
  • Shannon Sheu, University of Chicago
  • Krysten Villalon, University of Chicago
  • Andrew Heard, University of Chicago

Undergraduate Student Interns

  • Kevin Eisenstein, Northwestern University
  • Katarina Keating, University of Chicago


  • Drew Carhart
  • Magda Roth
  • George Roth
  • Emily Woodworth
  • Steven Zitowsky

Research Associates in Meteoritics (Honorary Appointments)

  • Dr. Andrew Campbell, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Nicolas Dauphas, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Andrew M. Davis, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Frank Richter, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Birger Schmitz, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr. Thomas Stephan, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Stephen R. Sutton, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, Arizona State University

Previous Curators

  • Dr. Oliver C. Farrington
  • Dr. Henry Nichols
  • Dr. Sharat Roy
  • Dr. Edward Olsen
  • Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, now at Arizona State University

Former Postdocs, Graduate Students, Interns and Volunteers

  • Dr. Levke Kööp, now at CheMetall
  • Mingen Augustin Pan, Master Student, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Surya Snata Rout, now at TU Hamburg
  • Dr. Manavi Jadhav, now Assistant Professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Mary Sue Coates, Volunteer
  • Ben Schafer, University of Chicago
  • Nick Sitaras, University of Chicago
  • Chris Kelly, University of Chicago
  • Sara Rastegar, Northwestern University
  • Caroline Clark, Bryn Mawr College
  • Emily Levin, Undergradute Intern, Northwestern University
  • Kaitlyn McCain, Undergraduate Intern, University of Chicago, now at UCLA
  • Nan Liu, Graduate Student, University of Chicago, now at WUSTL
  • Reto Trappitsch, now at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Elanor Albarran, intern from Princeton University
  • Asna Ansari, intern from Northwestern University, now graduate student at Columbia University
  • Karoline Brückel, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Christopher Boudreaux, intern from Dartmouth College
  • Yaal Dryer, High School Intern
  • Libby Dybal, Arizona State University
  • Rebecca Friedlander, high school and undergraduate intern, now at University of Vermont
  • Brit Hvide, intern from Northwestern University
  • Nathan Isaacs, University of Chicago Laboratory School
  • Evan Johnson-Ransom, high school intern
  • Dr. Ashley J. King, postdoctoral scholar from the University of Chicago
  • Clarita Nuñez, volunteer and former Collections Manager
  • Sarah Pipal, high school intern
  • Samuel Simon, intern from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Maria Valdes, intern University of Chicago, now postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge
  • Evelina Yarmit, high school intern