Earth Institute Staff Directory

Dr. Christopher W. Hamilton

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist , Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) , The Earth Institute

University of Arizona – Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
1629 East University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Hamilton is planetary volcanologist specializing in magma–water interactions and Solar System exploration. His research combines field-based observations, remote sensing, machine learning, and geophysical modeling to investigate geological surface process, planetary climate, and habitability.

Current Spacecraft Involvement:
The "Io Volcano Observer (IVO)", NASA Discovery Program (Phase A), Co-Investigator

Active Affiliations:
2014–Present: Assistant Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

2015–Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

2018–Present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA

2019–Present: Adjunct Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), Reykjavík, Iceland