Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Ralph Harvey is an Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He has been the Principal Investigator and field team leader for the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program since 1991. He is an author or co-author on diverse topics in the planetary sciences, ranging from micrometeorites to icesheet dynamics to the history of Mars. He is a principal investigator in NSF's Office of Polar Programs as well as NASA's Cosmochemistry and Mars Fundamental Research programs, and a frequent contributor to NASA's Mars Exploration Program. He was recently a member of the preliminary examination team for the STARDUST sample return mission, and both an asteroid and an Antarctic mountain now bear his name.