Prof. Dr. Jonathan Castro
1999: Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Advisors: Dr. Katharine V. Cashman, Dr. Michael Manga
1993: B.S., Geological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Dr. John D. Longshore
2009-present: Licensed Professional Geologist (CA) no. 8635
• Volcanic Hazards
• Eruption histories of volcanoes in the Americas and Central Europe
• Experimental volcanology and petrology
• Lava flow kinematics and dynamics
Professor of Volcanology: Institute of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
Core responsibility: Course instruction in Volcanology and Petrology, Experimental, field, and analytical research in volcano petrology and geochemistry
Senior Lecturer: School of Geosciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Core responsibility: Teach courses on introductory geology, volcanology and geochemistry
Research Scientist: Institute of Earth Sciences, CNRS, Orelàns, France
Core responsibility: Set up and manage a micro-X-Ray tomography laboratory
Research Geologist: Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Core Responsibilities: Conduct fieldwork on active volcanoes; Support objectives of the Global Volcanism Project; Perform experimental research on crystal growth in high-silica melts
Research Fellow: Department of Earth and Environment, University of Munich, Munich Germany
Core responsibility: Measure viscosity and heat capacity of natural high-Si melts
Assistant Professor: Geology Department, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Core responsibility: Teach Geochemical Thermodynamics, Volcanology, Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, and General Geology; Advise undergraduate research students
Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Core responsibility: Teach Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, and General Geology
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Core responsibility: Teach Summer Field Camp; Lab sections for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, and General Geology
Earthen Building Contractor: ELT & Associates, Eugene, OR
Laborer: Redwood Community Action Agency, Arcata, CA
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2008 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany
2005 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Fellowship, Germany
2005 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany
2002 William Keck Foundation Award for Achievement in Natural Science Research
1996 Geological Society of America Research Award
1995 Sigma Xi Society Research Award
National Science Foundation-EAR0810332: Cone-forming explosive eruptions of basalt magma: Etna, Kilauea, Stromboli. P.I.: Bruce Houghton; Helge Gonnermann; Jonathan Castro (collaborator).
LBNL-Advanced Light Source beam time grant: Analysis of Hydrogen and Carbon-bearing Species in Pumice with Synchrotron FTIR. Beam time allocation: 8 shifts.
Collections improvement grant, Smithsonian Institution: Preservation of the Global Volcanism Program Eruption Film Archive. Amount: $7000. Jonathan Castro (P.I.)
Latino Studies Program, Smithsonian Institution: Preservation of rare volcanic eruption film footage from Latin American Volcanoes. Amount: $10,000. Jonathan Castro (P.I.)
USS Endowment Grant, Smithsonian Insititution: An experimental study of magma storage conditions beneath Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador. Amount: $33,300. Jonathan Castro (P.I.)
USS Endowment Grant, Smithsonian Insititution: Unraveling the mystery of explosive eruptions at Kilauea Volcano. Amount: $37,000. Jonathan Castro (P.I.)
LBNL-Advanced Light Source beam time grant: Measurement of H2O concentration gradients around crystals in obsidian. Beam time allocation: 12 shifts
LBNL-Advanced Light Source beam time grant: Measurement of H2O concentrations around vesicles in obsidian: Beam time allocation: 8 shifts.
National Science Foundation-CCLI-0087895: Enhancing discovery based learning: applications of a low-vacuum scanning electron microscope to undergraduate research experiences. Amount: $100,000. Jonathan Castro (P.I.) 2001-2004
1998-1999: National Science Foundation-EAR-9805305: Obsidian Flow Emplacement. Amount: $32,931. Michael Manga (P.I.), Primary author: Jonathan Castro. 1998-1999.
Chairperson, AGU Program Committee Member- VGP Section
Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, American Mineralogist, Journal of Structural Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, Bulletin of Volcanology, Nature Geoscience
Member of American Geophysical Union (1996-present)
CURRENT FIELD AREAS:
Lipari, Vulcano, Italy
Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.
Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Tugurahua Volcanoes, Ecuador
Chaitén, Cordón Caulle, and Lascar Volcanoes, Chile
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Lassen Peak, U.S.A.
Dr. Sebastian Mueller (University of Mainz)
Dr. Christoph Helo (University of Mainz)
Dr. Jim Gardner (University of Texas-Austin)
Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell (Smithsonian Institution)
Dr. Michael Manga (University of California Berkeley)
Dr. Donald B. Dingwell (University of Munich)
Dr. Pierre Beck (University of Grenoble)
Dr. Ivan Savov (University of Leeds)
Dr. Hugh Tuffen (Lancaster University)
Dr. C. Ian Schipper (Victoria University at Wellington)
Dr. Michael C. Martin (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Advanced Light Source)
Dr. Mark Tobin (Australian Synchrotron)