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Conference speaker

Roberta Rudnick


Roberta Rudnick

Distinguished Professor

UC Santa Barbara, USA

Roberta L. Rudnick is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining the UCSB faculty in 2016 she held Professorial appointments at the University of Maryland and at Harvard University.

Dr. Rudnick, a first-generation college student, obtained her B.S. in Geology at Portland State University, an M.S. from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas and her Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in 1988. Her research focuses on the origin and evolution of the continents, including the underlying mantle lithosphere, as well as application of non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry to Earth evolution. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.