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Ian Garrick-Bethell
Professor of Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2020-present

Associate Professor, UC Santa Cruz, 2016-2020
Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz, 2010-2016
Visiting International Scholar, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, 2011 - 2021

Postdoc, Brown University, 2009-2010
Ph.D. Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
B.A. Physics, Wesleyan University, 2002

2015 AGU Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science
2014 Sloan Fellowship in Physics
2012 Hellman Fellowship
2004 MIT Presidential Fellowship
2002 Phi Beta Kappa

Main research areas: lunar geophysics, planetary
magnetism, space weathering, low-cost mission concepts (such as NanoSWARM).

Research interests


Current graduate students:

Pranvera Hyseni, M.S., 2020 - present
Jacob Abrahams, Ph.D., 2017 - present, co-advisor with Francis Nimmo
Megan Kelley, Ph.D., 2017 - present
Rachell Maxwell, Ph.D., 2016 - present

Undergraduate students: Richard Nelson, James McFadden

Former postdocs:
Cecile Cournede, lunar and meteorite paleomagnetism, 2016-2017

Former graduate students:
Michael Nayak, Ph.D., 2016, now at Maui High Performance Computing Center, AFRL
Doug Hemingway, Ph.D. 2015, now a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley
Viranga Perera, M.S. 2013, now a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University

Former undergraduate students:
Omid Ghassemi, lunar crustal magnetism, 2015-2017
Joseph Schools, lunar paleomagnetism, 2013
Lindsay Chan, lunar paleomagnetism, 2012

Mailing address / contact information:
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Office: EMS A137
Office phone: 831-459-1277

Fax: 831-459-3074
e-mail: igarrick@ucsc.edu