Ralph P. Harvey



Associate Professor
Planetary Materials

Office: 316 A.W. Smith
Phone: (216) 368-0198
Email: rph@case.edu





University of Pittsburgh (1990)
Beloit College (1982)



Sr. Research Associate
Assistant / Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Staff Geologist
Director of Student Activities / Intramurals


Case Western Reserve University

University of Tennessee
University of Pittsburgh
Huntley and Huntley, Inc
Beloit College




  Research Interests:

My research stretches across a wide spectrum of geology including: the mineralogy and geochemistry of meteorites, with a focus on martian meteorites and micrometeorites; meteorite and micrometeorite recovery and concentration mechanisms, predominantly in polar settings; the recent history of polar icesheets; cryogenic weathering and associated mineralogical alteration mechanisms on Earth and Mars; exploring the geochemical and climatological limits on biological activity in cryogenic settings; and mission support for the future exploration of Mars. I am currently the Principal Investigator for the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program, with active research funding from NASA's Cosmochemistry and Mars Fundamental Research programs and NSF's Office of Polar Programs.

  Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I am always looking for curious and capable students (undergraduate and graduate) with a strong background in the natural sciences. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities

See Harvey Cirque in Antarctica (named in 2003)

See Asteroid Ralpharvey (named in 2000)

  More Information:

For more information, see my Research and additional links on the top navigation bar.

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