Peter Wyllie#


Peter Wyllie
Email:wyllie 'at' gps.caltech.edu
Membership Number:1755
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:pwyllie
Elected:1996
Homepage: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~wyllie



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Emeritus Professor
  • 1983 - 1999 Professor of Geology, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 1983 - 1987 Chairman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 1979 - 1982 Chairman, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA
  • 1965 - 1983 Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Chicago, USA
  • 1961 - 1965 Associate Professor, Petrology, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 1959 - 1961 Research Fellow, Lecturer, Leeds University, England
  • 1958 - 1959 Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 1958 Ph.D. Geology. University of St. Andrews
  • 1952 - 1954 Geologist with British North Greenland Expedition

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental petrology
  • Origin of granitic, batholiths, andesites, kimberlites, carbonatites, and associated ore deposits

Honours and Awards

International Science Academies
  • 1984: Fellow of The Royal Society (London)
Foreign Fellow or Foreign Member of:
  • 1981: National Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • 1988: Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1991: Indian National Science Academy
  • 1992: National Academy of Sciences, India
  • 1996: Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 1996: Academia Europaea
Medals and Awards
  • 1954: Polar Medal, from H. M. Queen Elizabeth
  • 1965: Mineralogical Society of America Award (research before age 35)
  • 1982: Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London
  • 1987: Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medaille, German Mineralogical Society
  • 2001: Leopold von Buch Medal, Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft
  • 2001: Roebling Medal, Mineralogical Society of America
Other Honors
  • 1974: Honorary D.Sc., University of St. Andrews
  • 1996-present: Honorary Professor, China University of Geosciences, Beijing
National and International Scientific Societies Offices
  • 1977-78: President, Mineralogical Society of America (Vice-President; 1976-77)
  • 1986-90: President, International Mineralogical Association, (Vice-President, 1978-86)
  • 1995-99: President, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, (Vice President, 1991-95)
Honorary Fellowships
  • Fellow of: American Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America; Mineralogical Society of America; American Academy of Arts and Science
  • Honorary Member or Corresponding Fellow of: Edinburgh Geological Society; Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Indian Geophysical Union; Mineralogical Society of Russia; German Geological Society

  • Mineral named Wyllieite


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