Ph.D. (1968), M.S. (1966) University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., USA

B.S. (1963) National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China


1972-present, Staff Scientist, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

1968-72, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Geophysical Laboratory, CIW

Current Synergistic Activities

2009-present, Director of Energy Frontier Research in Extreme environments (EFree) Center at GL

2009-present, Visiting Professor, Global Center of Excellence, Tohoku University, Japan

2007-present, Director of High Pressure Synergitic Center (HPSynC) at Advanced Photon Source,                   
     Argonne National Laboratory, IL

2005-present, Advisory Committee Chair, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

2005-present, Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2005-present, Guangbiao Chair Professor of Zhejiang University, China

2003-present, Co-PI of Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center (CDAC)

2001-present, Visiting Professor, Department of Geophysical Sciences and James Franck
     Institute, University of Chicago, IL

2001-present, Hon. Director, National Research Center for High Pressure, Jilin University, China

1998-present, Director of High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) at Advanced
     Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, IL

Elected Memberships and Fellowships

Member of National Academy of Science, U.S.A. 1993 -

Member of Academia Sinica, Republic of China (Taiwan) 1994 -

Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China, 1996 -

Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, 2008 -

Geochemistry Fellow of Geochemical Society, 1996 -

Geochemistry Fellow of European Association for Geochemistry, 1996 -

Fellow of American Physical Society, 1994 -

Fellow of American Geophysical Union, 1987 -

Fellow of Mineralogical Society of America, 1979 -

Major Awards

Inge Lehmann Medal (2007) American Geophysical Union (Geophysics)

Balzan Prize (2005) International Balzan Foundation, Italy & Switzerland (Mineral Physics)

Gregori Aminoff Prize (2005) Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden (Crystallography)

Roebling Medal (2005) Mineralogical Society of America, (Mineral Physics)

Arthur L. Day Prize (1990) National Academy of Sciences, USA (Geophysics)

P. W. Bridgman Award (1989) AIRAPT, International (High Pressure Science)

Mineralogical Society of America Award (1979) Mineralogical Society of America, (Mineralogy)


Curriculum Vitae

Geophysical Laboratory

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email: hmao at ciw.edu

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Ho-Kwang Mao