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Fred Ciesla's CV

Fred Ciesla

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  • 2003 PhD in Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1998 BA cum laude in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • 2013-Present Associate Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
  • 2012-Present Associate Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
  • 2008-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
  • 2006-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • 2004-2005 National Research Council Associate, NASA Ames Research Center

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Named Fellow of the Meteoritical Society
  • 2011 Alfred O. C. Nier Prize from Meteoritical Society
  • 2003 Kuiper Memorial Award for Graduate Achievement, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 2002 NASA Group Achievement Award for role in NEAR Shoemaker Mission

Society Memberships

  • Meteoritical Society
  • American Geophysical Society

Professional Service

  • Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Solar Systems in 2015
  • Academic Program Review Committee of University of Arizona Department of Planetary Sciences 2014
  • Vice-Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Solar Systems in 2013
  • Invited Contributor for Workshop on developing NASA Astrobiology Research Roadmap in 2013
  • Community Discussion Leader for Astrobiology focus on Formation of Habitable Planets for Astrobiology Research Roadmap 2013
  • Co-Convener of Dynamics and Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks Session for 23rd V. M. Goldschmidt Conference 2013
  • Member of Cosmochemistry Management Operations Working Group (2012-2015)
  • Chair of McKay Student Award Committee for 75th Meteoritical Society Meeting in 2012
  • Chair of Dust to Planetesimals Session for Goldschmidt 2011
  • Invited Convener of session on “Material Circulation in the Early Solar System” at the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010
  • Co-chair of Workshop on Experimentation and Modeling in Cosmochemistry: From Nebulae to Planets in Nancy, France July11-13, 2009.
  • Associate Editor, ASP Conference Series 341: Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk (A. N. Krot, E. R. D. Scott, and B. Reipurth, Eds.) 2005. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco.
  • Peer Reviewer for Science, Astrophysical Journal, Icarus, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Meteorites and the Early Solar System II, Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk
  • Panel Member for NASA and NSF Funding Review Committees
  • Judge for Dwornik Student Awards at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference