Peter William Reiners
Professor, Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th St.
Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
E-mail: reiners at
Website: http://www.geo.arizona/~reiners/

Research and Scholarly Interests.
Thermo/geochronology, geochemistry, and applications in Earth and planetary science
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Appointments and Education
present-2013: Department Head, UA Geosciences
present-2010: Professor, University of Arizona
2012-2013: Marie Curie Fellow, Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy, France 
2011-2012: Associate Department Head, UA Geosciences
2006-2010: Associate Professor, University of Arizona
2005-2006: Associate Professor, Yale University; 2001-2005: Assistant Professor, Yale University
1999-2001: Assistant Professor, Washington State University
1997-1999: Texaco Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
1991-1997: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships, University of Washington
1997: Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Washington. Dissertation: Reactive melt transport in the mantle and petrogenesis of Hawaiian post-erosional magmas. Major Advisor: B.K. Nelson
1993: M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Washington. Thesis: Crustal contamination of mantle-derived magmas and extremely zoned plutons of the Alaska Range. Major Advisor: B.K. Nelson
1991: B.A., Geology, cum laudeDistinction in Thesis, Carleton College
1991: NAGT Field Internship, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver
1989: Indiana University Field Camp, Montana

Fellowships etc.
2015-2016: UA Academic Leadership Institute Fellow
2015: Geological Society of America Fellow
2014-2004: Member, Earth System Evolution Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2012: European Union Marie Curie Fellowship
2002: National Science Foundation CAREER Award
1997: Caltech Texaco Prize Postdoctoral Scholarship
1996: Peter Misch Memorial Fellow, University of Washington
1995: David A. Johnston Memorial Fellow, University of Washington
1994: Howard Coombs Fellow, University of Washington

present-2008: Editorial Board: Chemical Geology
present-2005: Associate Editor: American Journal of Science
present-2016: UA College of Science Dean's Advisory Board
present-2016: Geochemical Society Nominations Committee
present-2015: UA Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees
present-2014: Head of UA Earth Dynamics Observatory Oversight and Search Committees
2016-2010: International Standing Committee on Thermochronology
2016: Visiting External Review Committee: UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
2016: External Academic Program Review Committee: UA Neuroscience Department
2015: Shortcourse/seminar Thermochronology and Orogenic Systems at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Geología, Hermosillo, Sonora
2015: NSF Reverse Site Visit Panel
2014: Presenter at MESA Saturday Science Academy: Radioactive decay and geochronology
2013-2009: Associate Editor: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
2014: HeDWAZ 2014 (Multichron): Summer geo/thermochronology workshop for visiting students
2014, 2012: Geology presentations to elementary school students for Science Day, Sunrise Drive ES
2013: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) Committee: Cécile Gautheron, Univ. Paris sud-XI.
2012-2008: NSF EAR Panel Member
2012: Thermochronology Shortcourse, Masters Program in Geosciences, Univ. of Lorraine, France,
2011: Antarctichron: Summer geo/thermochronology workshop for visiting grad/undergrad students
2010: Biosphere2 Arizona Science Teachers Presentation, Earth System Science, May 2010.
2010: Thermochronology Shortcourse, Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum, Madison, 2010.
2009: CIFAR ESEP Postdoctoral Fellowship Selection Committee Chair
2008: NSF Committee of Visitors, Deep Earth Processes Section (3-year review)
2008: Integrated Solid Earth Sciences (ISES) workshop for advanced graduate students, Colorado College
2008: Two Thermochronology Shortcourses, Exxon-Mobil, Houston
2007: HeDWaAZ: Summer geo/thermochronology workshop for visiting grad/undergrad students
2007: NSF Panel Member: Office of Polar Programs
2007: EarthChem Workshop on Geochronology for (U-Th)/He, Lawrence, Kansas
2005: Editor and organizer of MSA-GS Shortcourse (Snowbird, Utah) and volume of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Thermochronology: Techniques, Interpretations, and Applications
2005: HeDWaY 2: Summer geo/thermochronology workshop for visiting grad/undergrad students
2004: HeDWaY 1: Summer geo/thermochronology workshop for visiting grad/undergrad students
1999-2000: Keck Consortium Research Project Co-Director: Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Invited or Keynote Conference Presentations
2015 MIT Crosby Lecturer: Tectonics of the Central Andes, Helium in Minerals, and Geochronology of Secondary Oxide Minerals
2014 Goldschmidt Meeting: Response of Diffusion, Kinetics, and Related Phenomena to Lattice Damage in Minerals
2012 International Conference on Thermochronology Keynote, Guilin, China
2012 South American Symposium on Isotope Geology Keynote, Medellin, Colombia
2011 EarthScope National Meeting, Geochronology EarthScope Cafe
2010 GSA Annual Meeting, Erosion histories from detrial apatite double-dating
2010 International Conference on Thermochronology, Metal oxides as friends and foes in (U-Th)/He dating
2010 Goldschmidt Meeting, Orogen-scale thermochronologic trends of the central Andes
2009 AGU: Fall Meeting, Compositional variation in and among small-volume primitive basaltic eruptions
2008 AGU: Fall Meeting, Quantifying near-surface thermal perturbations with multikinetic thermochronologic systems
2008 AGU Fall Meeting, Landscape evolution from shallow exposure/weathering ages: Examples from clinker geochronology
2008 Goldschmidt Meeting, Secondary weathering phases and apatite (U-Th)/He ages
2007 AGU Fall Meeting, Nonmonotonic (reheating) thermal histories from contrasting kinetics of multiple thermochronometers
2007 MSA Shortcourse: Paleoaltimetry, Denver: Thermochronologic Approaches to Paleotopography
2007 International Thermochronology Workshop, Peking University, Beijing, China: (U-Th)/He Thermochronology: Techniques, Interpretations, and Applications
2006 Goldschmidt Meeting, Thermochronologic approaches to Paleotopography
2006 Goldschmidt Meeting, (U-Th)/He chronometry of fossil biogenic apatite: conodonts and tooth enamel
2006 GSA Annual Meeting, From thermochronology to erosion
2006 GSA Annual Meeting, Paleogeography and paleotopography of the Sierra Nevada from detrital geo- and thermochronology of Eocene fluvial deposits
2005  MSA Shortcourse: Thermochronology, Snowbird, Utah: Zircon (U-Th)/He Thermochronology
2005 Noble-Gas Geochronology Workshop, University of Lausanne, Switzerland: Innovative Applications of Low-Temperature Thermochronology
2004 AGU Fall Meeting, Double- and triple-dating of single detrital zircons with (U-Th)/He, fission-track, and U/Pb systems, and examples from modern and ancient sediments
2004 GSA Annual Meeting: Thermochronology of wildfire and fault heating through single-grain (U-Th)/He and fission-track double-dating

Courses Taught
Introduction to Geochemistry (with J. Quade and J. Ruiz), GEOS 400/500 (Arizona) Fall ‘11
Geochronology and Thermochronology, GEOS 474/574 (Arizona) Spring ’10, ‘12, '14, '16
Contemporary Earth System Science, GEOS 195K (Arizona) Fall ‘09
Evolution of the Earth, Ocean, and Atmosphere, GEOS 342 (Arizona) Fall ’08, ’09, ’10, ‘11
Thermochronology, GEOS 459/559 (Arizona) Fall ‘08
Geologic Disasters and Society, GEOS 218 (Arizona) Spring ’07, Fall ’07, Spring ’09, ‘11
Introduction to Geochemistry, G&G 301/502 (Yale), Spring ’02, ’03, ’04, Fall ‘05
Radiogenic Isotopes and Geochronology, G&G 507 (Yale) Fall ‘04
Perspectives on Science, SCIE 198 (Yale), Fall/Spring ‘04
Mantle Geochemistry Seminar, G&G 755 (Yale) Fall ‘04
Mantle Dynamics and Geochemistry (with J. Korenaga), G&G 644 (Yale) Spring ‘04
Geochronology and Tectonics (with M. Brandon), G&G 503 (Yale) Fall ‘02
Radiogenic Isotopes and Geochronology, Geol 483/583 (WSU) Fall ‘01
Introduction to Geochemistry, Geol 480 (WSU) Fall ‘00
Introduction to Geology, Geol 101 (WSU) Spring ‘00

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last updated: March 2017