James A. Van Orman




Geochemistry and Mineral Physics


Office: 212 A.W. Smith
Phone: (216) 368-3765
Email: james.vanorman@case.edu


  Education:

Ph.D
B.S.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000)
Florida State University (1994)


  Appointments:

Professor
Associate Professor
Visiting Professor
Assistant Professor
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
ETH-Zurich
Case Western Reserve University
Carnegie Institution of Washington

2012-present
2008 - 2012
Summer 2007
2002 - 2008
2000 - 2002


  Research Interests:

My group studies planetary interiors (including our own) using a combination of experiments and modeling, constrained by observations. Recent and current research topics include the role of volatiles in the formation and evolution of the Moon; the chemical evolution of planetary cores; isotope fractionation in magmatic processes; diffusion in mantle, core and crustal minerals; chemical processes in Earth's core-mantle boundary region; and the sequence and timing of events leading up to the planet-building stage in the early solar system.


Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I am always interested in working with students who are curious about the internal evolution of planets (and a wide range of other topics!). Please contact me (email usually works best) to discuss current opportunities.


  More Information:

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

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