BOD Election 2014 - Candidate Profile

Jeroen Ritsema


Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Michigan


2013 - present Professor Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan
2005 - 2013 Associate Professor Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan
2003 - 2004 Professor Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
2000 - 2003 Senior Research Fellow California Institute of Technology
1997 - 2000 Post-doctoral Fellow California Institute of Technology
1996 - 1997 Post-doctoral Fellow University of South Carolina
1989 - 1995 Ph.D Earth Sciences/Geophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
1984 - 1988 B.S Geophysics, University of Utrecht

Service to IRIS and Seismological Community

2011 – 2014 Board of Directors
2007 – 2009 GSN Standing Committee
2000 – 2010 Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysics Solid Earth


IRIS has had a major impact on the work of academic researchers and seismological practitioners. Without IRIS, we wouldn’t have detailed imaged of Earth’s interior and we couldn’t respond rapidly to tsunami-generating earthquakes. While sustaining the core programs, we must seek opportunities for growth and funding in research, monitoring, outreach and education, and demonstrate the value of IRIS to the broader Earth Science community. It would a privilege to be on the Board of Directors for another year.