Deep Carbon Observatory Secretariat

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rhazen@ciw.edu(Robert Hazen), Geophysical Laboratory,
Carnegie Institution for Science (USA)

DCO Executive Director
+1 202 478 8962

Dr. Robert Hazen is an astrobiologist and mineralogist, for whom the mineral hazenite was named. In addition to serving as DCO’s Executive Director, Hazen is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, professor of Earth Science at George Mason University, and author of more than 400 articles and 20 books on science, history, and music. His recent research focuses on the role of minerals in the origin of life and a new approach to mineralogy that he developed, called "mineral evolution," which explores the co-evolution of the geo- and biospheres. His work has been recognized by Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, the Geochemical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America. He was the 2016 recipient of the Roebling Medal—the highest award in mineralogy, and has received many other science research awards. 

rhemley@gwu.edu(Russell J. Hemley), George Washington University (USA)
DCO Co-Executive Director
+1 301 793 1752 (Mobile)

Dr. Russell J. Hemley explores the nature of materials in extreme environments, specifically high pressures and temperatures. After three decades at the Geophysical Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, he moved to George Washington University, where he is a research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He also serves as the director of the Department of Energy/Carnegie Alliance, director of Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments, chair of the JASON Advisory Group, and co-executive director of the Deep Carbon Observatory. Hemley is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the National Academy of Sciences, corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Honoris Causa Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

cschiffries@ciw.edu(Craig Schiffries), Geophysical Laboratory,
Carnegie Institution for Science (USA)

DCO Director
+1 202 478 8819
craig.schiffries (Skype)

Dr. Craig Schiffries is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, who also serves as director of the DCO Secretariat. His career spans the interface between science and public policy, advising government agencies and strengthening scientific institutions. He was a Congressional Science Fellow, director of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at the U.S. National Academies, and first director for geoscience policy at the Geological Society of America. He has written science policy and testified before the U.S. Congress and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

amangum@ciw.edu(Andrea Johnson Mangum), Geophysical Laboratory,
Carnegie Institution for Science (USA)

DCO Program Manager
+1 202 478 8816

Andrea Johnson Mangum joined the DCO Secretariat in June 2010. As the Secretariat’s program manager since 2011, she focuses on grants management and achieving programmatic goals. She has a M.S. in marine geology and years of experience with the Ocean Drilling Program and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program in science management, technical writing, and education. She enjoys going to sea as well as writing about science and scientists.

jmays@ciw.edu(Jennifer Mays), Geophysical Laboratory,
Carnegie Institution for Science (USA)

DCO Science Program Associate
+1 202 478 8818

Jennifer Mays joined the DCO Secretariat at the Geophysical Lab in May 2015. As Science Program Associate, she plays a lead role on issues related to DCO data management as well as in managing logistics for DCO meetings, workshops, field trips, and other events. She has a broad range of past experience working as a stable isotope geochemistry analyst and as an archaeologist in the U.S. Southwest. Mays holds a M.S. in geology and a B.A. in anthropology.  

mhoonstarr@ciw.edu(Michelle Hoon-Starr), Geophysical Laboratory,
Carnegie Institution for Science (USA)

DCO Science Program Assistant
+1 202 478 8971

Michelle Hoon-Starr joined the DCO Secretariat as a science program assistant in June 2015. Her main responsibilities include writing, compiling, and editing DCO documents; organizing DCO meetings, workshops, and events, and designing Secretariat posters, flyers, and presentations. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a B.S. in geology in May 2015. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the geomorphology of the Virginia Appalachians.

  Mailing Address
Deep Carbon Observatory Secretariat
Carnegie Institution for Science
5251 Broad Branch Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015-1305 USA