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Curriculum Vitae

Peter E. Driscoll, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015 USA
Office: (202) 478-8827

Email: pdriscoll@ciw.edu

Research Interests:  Planetary interiors, thermal history, dynamos, magnetic field reversals, volatile cycling, internal structure, planetary atmospheres and aeronomy.


Ph.D., Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, May 2010

M.A., Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, May 2008

M.S., Physics, San Francisco State University, July 2006

B.S., Physics & Astronomy, Dickinson College, May 2003


Staff Scientist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 2015-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Virtual Planetary Laboratory, University of Washington, 2013-2015

NSF FESD Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University, 2012-2013

Bateman Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, 2010-2012

NSF Graduate Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University, 2006-2010

Graduate Teaching Associate, Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2008

NASA/NSF Graduate Research Associate, California Planet Search, San Francisco State U., 2003-2006

Graduate Teaching Associate, San Francisco State University, 2003-2006

Education Associates Internship, NASA Ames Research Center, Summer 2002

Teaching Assistant & Laboratory Consultant, Dickinson College, 2001-2002

NSF Summer Internship, Scitefair International, Inc., Summers 2000-2001

Research Talks/Conference Participation:     (‡Invited Talk, †Talk, #Session convener, *Poster)

American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December 2007 *; 2008 *; 2009 *,†; 2010 *,‡; 2011 #,#; 2012 *,*; 2013 ‡,*; 2014*,*; 2015

Carnegie Origins Workshop, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC, October 2015 ‡,#

Division for Planetary Sciences Conference, Tucson, AZ, November 2014

Carnegie Institute DTM, Washington, D.C., June 2014, Seminar ; Deep Carbon Modeling Workshop

Exoplanets, Biosignatures, and Instruments Conference, Tucson, AZ, March 2014 *

California Institute of Technology, Keck Institute for Space Science, Pasadena, CA, February 2014

American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December 2007 *; 2008 *; 2009 *,†; 2010 *,‡; 2011 #,#; 2012 *,*; 2013 ‡,*

University of Washington, Astrobiology Seminar, October 2013 ‡ ; Astronomy Colloquium, October 2013

International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Merida, Mexico, 2013 

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Earth Life Science Institute Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, March 2013 

Yale University, Geology & Geophysics Colloquium, New Haven, CT, February 2013 

Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Science Seminar, Cambridge, MA, February 2013

Princeton University, Dept. of Geosciences Seminar, Princeton, NJ, September 2012

Oxford University, Dept. of Earth Sciences Oxford, UK, July 2012

Study of Earth’s Deep Interior, Santa Barbara, CA, July 2010 * ; Leeds, UK, July 2012 *

University of Toronto, Physics Dept., Toronto, ON, June 2012

University of British Columbia, Dept. Earth, Ocean, and Atm. Science, Vancouver, BC, February 2012

European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, April 2010 *,‡ ; 2012

Division for Planetary Sciences/European Planetary Sciences Conference, Nantes, FR, October 2011

Universite de Nantes, Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique, Nantes, FR, October 2011

American Astronomical Society, San Diego, CA, January 2005 *; Washington, DC, January 2006 *; 2010 *

Gordon Conference: Interior of the Earth, South Hadley, MA, June 2009 *

Turbulence Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 2008 *

Les Houches: Dynamo Summer School, Les Houches, France, Summer 2007 *

Michelson Summer Workshop: Astrometry, Pasadena, CA, July 2005 *


Planetary Habitability, Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Fall 2013; Early Earth Seminar, Co-Organizer, Yale University, Spring 2013; Life in the Universe, Guest Lecturer, Yale University, Fall 2011; Habitable Planets Seminar, Co-Organizer, Yale University, 2010-2011; Natural Catastrophes, Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2008; Physical Sciences, Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Spring 2007; Introductory Astronomy Lab, Instructor, San Francisco State University, 2004-2006; Introductory Physics Lab, Instructor, San Francisco State University, Fall 2003; Workshop Physics, Assistant, Dickinson College, 2002-2003


Nature; Earth & Planetary Science Letters; Astrophysical Journal; Geophysical Journal International; NASA Solar System Workings; NSF EAR; Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors


Yale Bateman Fellowship, 2010-2012; NSF Graduate Research Assistant 2008-2010; NASA Ames Honor Award, Summer 2002; NASA Ames Education Associate, Summer 2002; SciTech Scholarship  (PHEAA), 2002-2003; Goldie Kunkle Beal Scholarship, 2002-2003; Dickinson College Grant, 1999-2003